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Hello. I plan on fishing Deer Lake within th next couple weeks, mainly for Musky and walleye. Can anyone give any tips to make my trip successful? This will be the first time I've fished for musky, and my first time on Deer Lake as well.
What colrs work well on deer Lake? I would be grateful for any info or tips. Thanks!

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gkl

I can't help with muskies, but for 'eyes, try the rock humps off the north tip of battleship island after dark. Find 24-27' of water and use a slip bobber to put a jumbo leach or good sized shiner a couple feet of the bottom. I've had the best luck with a plain red hook. Good luck and let me know how you did.

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Gordon Fothergill

Smartguy,

Deer has a good fall "Ski" bite as you probobly know. This bite can be on all the key elements humps etc. Open water trolling becomes popular this time of the year until ice up (on Thurs. approximately eight boats were doing this). The key thing this time of the year is to fish high percentage spots such as main lake points etc. Do this also when open water trolling, occasionally swing your trolling pattern into the humps or points you are fishing and make contact with your lure. This will no doubt up your catch and size. The bite has been a little off as off lately but should bust open soon as the tulys begin staging etc. Good Luck

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Don't worry about the weed spots right now. Stick to the rocky stretches of shoreline and the bars with rocks on them. The Muskies will be keying on Whitefish and Tulibees that are staging for the spawning run which is only a week or two away. Cisco Kids are a prime late fall bait. Be sure to fish the open water adjacent to the structure as well as the structure itself.

Walleye fishing has been spotty on Deer, but there are some signs of improvement. The majority of Walleyes are on deep structure, so you have to do a lot of cruising and watch your graph like a hawk. Watch the points in 25 to 45 feet and vertical jig when you locate a school.

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