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My father just bought a place in Frazier Bay this spring. Last year when I was checking it out in the fall, I noticed a very large Pike sitting in the shallows (4 ft) off the end of the dock. This spring, I've spotted numerous Musky in very shallow-in once instance, there were 2 muskies (15-20 lbs) swimming side by side along the sand shore RIGHT AGAINST the shore. The fish were not very easily spooked. Our place is in a shallow small bay. Is this normal behavior, especially with 2 of them swimming along together? I thought it could be spawning, but there is little cover by our place, and I figured they would be spawning in an area with mover cover than just sand and no weeds. Anyways, makes for some interesting sight seeing at the end of the dock. On a side note, last weekend was the worst walleye fishing I've ever experience on the lake. Not a single keeper fish, everything under 13 inches. Must have caught 50+ fish. Fished mainly shallower water 28 feet and under using mostly jigs and minnows or lindy rigs. Even with the warmer weather, these fish should have really turned on by now. All this East wind has really made things interesting. Opening week we caught less fish than normal, but many in the 17-23 inch range, which we rarely pick up any.

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Muskies can spawn on sand and gravel shorelines, they don't necessarily need cover to take care of the spawning. They'll seldome get spooky, because they are afterall, at the very top of the lakes food chain, so they fear very little, especially while they are doing the wild thing. grin.gif

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Got to love the Musky Wild THING!

Best darn thing since the ZZ GLIDE!



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    • Kettle
      Water temp creeped into the 50s finally. 2 man limit
    • Rick
    • Raven77
      Water level is going down, but slowly.  My dock frame was 6" underwater last week and I can just see it above water today.  It's going to take time.
    • TomWehler
      My lil island front iron crib dock also under bout six inches. No Good! Lil higher than this time May 2008.  😮😮🥅🏒😮 No good to drop west dock for lifts as that would be under also n lift rails n pads be just but under water.  No Good! Marauder Boys miss the lake too. Happened before in my 26 years out there n will happen again so we just deal doing other stuff off lake n enjoy it all. Fun being a Shore Rat for shallow Crappies around home lakes. Bust a move n keep in the Grove. 🏒🥅🤩 We figure by anniversary June 12 th level drop enuff we sneek out in smaller Lund n fix up n open up? 🤩 Best of luck to ya but be safe. This lake is deeper n darker than you or I know…🤩 Big Smiles n Keep on Rocken! T    Did'nt intend to have pic so big....Geeezzz.  
    • redlabguy
      We’re in the same boat. Actually I’d like to be in any boat. Our island cabin dock frame is about six inches under water. I hear that water is not rising which gives hope it will fall but I think Memorial Day is too optimistic, at least for us. You should think about other plans?
    • Djsnej123456
      looking to do some kayak bass fishing on Clearwater lake by Annandale. Are there any Other landings other than the one on the far south west end? Was wondering how the fishing is on the east end but that is a heck of a paddle. Appreciate any feedback. 
    • mbeyer
      Water levels seems to be topic of the day. I'm visiting over Memorial Day week. Docks are not in on the island where I stay. Wondering if the water is going down? What do the rivers look like? Are they just pouring our water?? Is water level 6" lower than a few days ago?
    • Rick G
      Couple prespawn creek smallies
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    • Rick G
      Finding plenty of fish around the area lately. Water on most of our area lakes and rivers is very high. Most of the panfish have moved from those back bay areas and are staging for the spawn. You can find the pannies tucked in the weeds right now close to those spawning beds. Casting small jigs without a float to pockets of vegetation or to outside the pencil reeds has been working well. 
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