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Muskies out of Arnesen's

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White-tips

You have to get to the north side of the lake to get in on muskie action. Sorry.

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The Kidd

Am headed to Arnesens 1st w/end in June and was wondering if anyone had fished for muskies in this area. Any tips, and/or suggestions as to where to fish ? I have never been in the area and didn't know if this was a productive area for muskies ???<BR>Any help would be great- thanks

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The Kidd

Thanks... thats the same answer I got over on the Musky forum. How about big pike, and would I use the same big baits/tactics as musky fishing?

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fiskyknut

Hanson....Whoppin big east wind today, I'll wait till Thursday or Friday. I did get out for a bit on Friday over near Morris and it was'nt bad at all. Saturday on the westend was slow, and rough, fished 2 hours and caught 3!!!<P>Kidd....Hansons location advice is good, lots of Pike in Muskeg bay. June still finds them bigger ones shallow for the most part. They have also recovered from the spawn and are chasing bait/lures and are beefing up nice. Longlining along the Southshore of Muskeg works good, also try up around Elm. That 'young fisky' post has a picture of a 45"+ Pike I caught longlining near springsteel on June 6 a couple years back. Both Gull Rock Reef and 5mile reef can put out some big ones as well.<P>Seek them and you should find them.<P>fiskyknut

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fiskyknut

Whoops forgot....You could head for the angle area and try for musky. Your better areas are in Ontario waters, but there are musky caught on occasion around Flag, Oak, and Brush islands. Catching a Musky on the south side of the lake is a pretty unusual and lucky feat, but they do get caught every now and then here and there.<P>Good luck....Fisky

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The Kidd

Thanks for your help guys... I'll give those spots a try!

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hanson

The Kidd,<P>I'm mostly a winter Pike fisherman up in this neck of the woods but Lake of the Woods has some giants. Lots of 40" + fish. I'm thinking some of the Pikier areas would be to the west of Arneson's- Swift Ditch area, Warroad river towards Springsteel Island. Zippel Bay to the east would be pretty good. These areas are pretty productive around the spawning season and I'm not quite sure where the Pike go post spawn. Buffalo Bay on the Canadian side holds some big ones also.<P>Fisky must be out in the boat this weekend. He would be the Pike expert around here.

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Uramusky

I am looking for some good musky spots on LOTW for late june I'm staying at Red Wing Lodge and want to get on some great areas right away so I do not waste my time. I do not get up to this part of God's country to much, but love Musky fishing. Thank you in advance. Any specific advice I would take to my grave ha ha. <P><BR>Uramusky

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