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Just wondering if anyone has any reports from this last weekend?

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Opening day was a gas, I was so happy to be out there throwing baits again, that any action would have made my day. Saturday morning was perfect Muskie weather, cloudy, windy and a 40% threat of thunderstorms. grin.gif

My client boated a 36"er at about 8am, it was the only small fish we seen that morning. We had nine follows before we got the fish, but they were all pretty lathargic. Many of them carried scars from spawning on their tails, and they looked a little beat up.

Sunday was a bit slower, however I boated a 44"er on a chartreuse/black bucktail, just ahead of the first round of thunderstorms. We didn't see as many on Sunday, the high winds made it very tough to see in the stained water. We could have had a few follows that we didn't see, the water is very dirty from all the runoff in the last few weeks.

All the fish we raised were in Very shallow water in back bays, that had some emergant vegetation.

My 44"er came out of 2ft of water and most of the follows were in less than 6ft. Bright colored and loud baits, were the most effective, both of our fish were caught on hair. shocked.gif

All in all, a pretty good weekend. grin.gif

"Ace" cool.gif

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Awesome! I opened up on Mantrap over by Park Rapids this last weekend. I should have stuck around here from the sounds of it but I met a couple of my cousins over there from southern MN. We had about 9 or 10 follows and my cousin had a mid 30's fish hooked for about a min before it threw his hook. All of our fish we saw were on small jerkbaits and the smaller size bulldawg. Ill be up at the big V this weekend though. See ya on the water! grin.gif

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Hey ACE,

good job. i moved the big tiger here in WI, but just as you reported"lethargic and slow.

ill be up tuesday a week from today and fish wed-fri.

any recommendations?



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