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I'll be up for the first time the 2nd week of July this year..we'll be fishing the east end, and am wondering about jigging deep for northerns/muskies..Is this a good pattern?? We will always throw the spinnerbaits and cranks, but am looking for a second option that may produce if it gets hot...thanks...

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guideman

Jigging deep will produce some nice fish however you shouldn't have to go deep for muskies in July unless the weather is really strange. Vermilion's

weed cover, dosen't come in until early July most years. There will be plenty of shallow action for you in July for muskie and it's not that rare for

Big pike to be crusin the shallows, especially in the early and late part of the day. grin.gif

However if you must go deep, I use hairjigs with

plastic when looking for deep pike. Reapers are a

good choice, but there are a number of other soft

plastics that will work as well. grin.gif

Have Fun!

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TomWehler

I'm with the Guideman on this one!

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No need to go deep for them July fish.

Hurts them big time. frown.gif

Spring and fall find the BIG pike in easy reach.

Some visit the shallow weeds and rock breaks in early morning and cooler evenings.

No need to go to the deep to rip some large pike face here.

July finds the Big Blonde Musky fish of the deep we call Greazerz coming up a lot to harass the heck out of our offerings in the shallows.

Like me at the Casino Buffet!

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Keep on Pitching and rip some face.

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T.

Mid June Beast!

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TomWehler

Sweet Bonnie fish.

No need to go deep if your in the know! laugh.gif

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TomWehler

Pretty.

The fish too!

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Then there are days when you work hard, have a bunch of fun and only find these guys!

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Big fish hunter for sure!

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Enjoy.

T.

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fishmarket

Glad to hear we can fish shallower water!!! Much more fun to cruise around and cast..thanks for the input..by the way, great pictures!!

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TomWehler

Fun.

One of many reasons why we do this.

Sharing is cool.

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Young Tyler learns fast.

July 44" fish.

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TomWehler

Resort owners even like to get out once in a blue moon.

Nancy got into this nice fish late August.

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TomWehler

Sweet thing them shallow water summer Pike.

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TomWehler

Cool stuff them Pike.

MEAN!! cool.gif

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FUN!!!

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This one took a year or two off Johnny's life!

LOL X 100

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Boatside beast!

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Chris the Witchdoctor can even boat BIG Pike when out with ME!

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To fun.

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MT Net

Nice photos, Tom!

I've caught a few like that tiny pike beofore. One little nipper bite me, clamped down on my thumb. The little imp swam away, leaving behind a spray of blood all over the front deck. I hope the new boat owner doesn't get busted by CSI. grin.gif

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MT bud, yeah we get them of all sizes TOO.

Nippers, clipper, chewers to them big old lure gobblers.

Don't claim to be a BIG FISH Specialist.

We know how, when and where, but go fish for what ever size is around when were out Pike'en or Musky Hunten. smile.gif

Them CSI people plays nasty.

Can't even cop a pop now a days.

LOL

Wonder how them real Cops gobble up the Donuts?

They sure don't pay. laugh.gif

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