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We are going to be at McQuoids on the 2nd and 3rd of July. I am looking for places to look for Small Mouth and Muskie. Thanx!

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huskminn

My advice would be to get in touch with Terry McQuoid, let him know that you saw his ad on this site and ask him to point you in the right direction.

I have stayed there in the past and he has always been very helpful......especially considering that he is a guide and employs other guides. They are giving up info that they could demand to be paid for.

I have noticed that he's pretty busy, so give him some advanced warning that you'd like to talk with him.

Good luck and report back how you did.

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Here's my spot's - with some success. Grassy island, Spider island, Upper Twin, Izaty's reef,Isle bay. I've heard cove bay in the reeds, but never proved it. Make sure you work the last bouy off Upper Twin. Also give Hawkbill a try. Let us know how you do- smallie addicts are wondering.

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I can tell you that a smallmouth was caught and RELEASED by spirit Island that was photographed. It was 7# 15oz. 1 oz. shy of the state record. It should still be swimming nearby.
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Rick

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cwmn

Thanx for the info I E-mailed McQuoid's and am looking forward to next week. I got a new digital camera so hopefully I will have some great fish pix to post for all to see.

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When you get there be sure to talk with Terry McQuoid. He is well known for his smallmouth knowledge on Mille Lacsw. Please tell him I said hello.

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Fished muskies in Cove bay, Waukon bay and Vineland yesterday. Saw 9 muskies and caught a 38-inch northern (and a 23-inch walleye on a Jake). There are fewer big muskies in the weeds than usual. Everything we saw was under 40 with one possible exception. I have been hearing reports that there are more muskies out in the main lake, must be a forage thing.

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