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Does anyone fish Island or Whiteface for northerns


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Is there a good population of northerns in these lakes, and how was the muskie fihing on Island last year

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Well I havent fished for those two species exclusively on those lakes, but I have caught a 10 lbs pike on a crawler and a muskie came up and hit a walleye I was bringing in. Also had a really nice follow by a nice gator. These were all on Island Res. I heard long time ago Fish Lake had some really nice size pike. Hope this helps some.

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Not a great population of northerns on any of the above mentioned lakes.

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Fish Lake has a ton of Northerns but you have to weed through the small ones to get to the big ones. Try throwing spoons along reed beds and you should be able to pick up as many as you want. Best lure seemed to be the "little Cleo" (orange and gold spoon) Dare Devils and Buzz Baits also seem to work well.

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Don't fish Fish Lake much, so don't know about the Northerns, but I do remember catching alot of fish under 24".

Island is slow for northerns, but makes up for it in ski's. I don't fish Island much either, but pretty much everytime were up there throwing for notherns and bass, we always get a few follows from some big pigs. I have a few on, but nothing brought in yet, so I got a bigger rod this year, I'll be ready grin.gif

This past week while catching smallies, we had a few misses from 45"+ muskies. Both from spinner baits. Those things get the blood flowing when you see them right next to the boat chasing your lure crazy.gif

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I have a cabin on Whiteface and catch a lot of northerns. Fishing pike in this lake is different from other lakes because there is no submerged vegetation or weeds of any sort. You'll still catch pike throwing a spinnerbait, or my favorite, a J-11 fire tiger jointed rapala. To catch the big ones, i think most guys bobber fish with big sucker minnows or big shiners. I hope this is some help to you.

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Muskie fishing on island was OK last year, caught a 40" and a 42" fish in anout five or six trips. Wait untill late fall, about the time hunting season starts. You will have most of the lake to yourself amd thats the best time of the year.

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First post of the year for me. I am back from hibernation. Like the others said Fish lake has a lot of small notherns, you can catch as many 15-22 inchers as you want just casting the weeeds located in the bays and around the islands. On the other hand Island lake has some real nice pike and muskies in it. I have caught and released quite a few pike over 40 inches out of Island each of the last three years. Catch and release is the only way we will keep this rare resource around. All the pike have been caught while pursuing muskies over deep water. Good luck and put them back.

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I am strictely catch and release for northern, muskie, and bass. Only keep those rough fish, I think they call them walleyes.

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I was on Island this past weekend for the ALS Tournament and unintentionally pulled in 3 northerns that had a total weight of around 25 pounds. They way they hit, one would have thought they caught a trophy walleye. Thump, thump, dead weight.

BT

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