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I was wondering if anyone has been doing anything up there? I'm going up there this weekend, hoping to ctach one like my uncle Gary Svendsen 56" on lake of the woods lastyear, he also caught the biggest carp out of Mille Lacs, which was a world record for 1 month. But I was wondering how's it going up there? Thanks

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The bite is VERY weather sensitive. Before the front on Wednesday we caught a over 50" with Eric from Outdoor News which might make the next issue. I am seeing alot of fish over 50" this year. I sent out pictures of a 45, 49, and a 54 we caught in one 3 hour trip which can be viewed on-line. The muskies go nuts if the weather is right as we boated 7 out of 10 fish in a 4 hour trip. I might have an article this Sunday or the following in the MPLS Star Tribune as Doug Smith was onboard. Keep an eye on the weather as it will tell you when to fish. Good luck!

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muskieman,

What kind of weather patterns seem to be triggering the fish to go out there?

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Hey thanks muskieman,

Are you seeing them by the reefs or by the shores? we will be on the west side by andersons and myr mar and vineland bay. Thanks

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"The nicer the day, the worst the bite." Hope for cruddy, windy, yucky weather! A dark day is better then a sunny day. I like it when cars have their headlights on during the day. Normally, I do the best right before the front with lightning to the northwest on approaching storm. We had sparks fly off our rods on Wednesday, really scary, and scrambled off the lake. Sunset Bay is producing over 50" fish. I saw 25 muskies in 2 feet of water. The water clarity is bad so I can't see them on the reefs. I will be on the water endlessly all next week as a group is flying in from Colorado and it will be a fishing marathon. It will give me a chance to give a better report next week. September usually produces monsters over 40 pounds but, I normally switch lures to a deep runner and run deeper water. The muskies will be suspended in 18 feet. Caught many in 25 feet last year running 6 feet down. These muskies are not fished. The fish in 2 feet are not as active as the feeding muskies in deep water. They seem to be more spooky with all the activity along the shoreline (jetskies, swimmers, etc.) I am constantly switching lures to find what they want. What worked today is not what will work tomorrow. Good luck!

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MuskieMama: how about list of your top 5
.....musky trolling lures - sizes and colors.
.....interested in the deeper running cranks.
.......thanks........

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Who is muskiemama?

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