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Want to try out (for the first time for both species) some fishing for Lake Trout and Muskie. I have the gear for both, just looking for tips of where to start, if I'm crazy to even try, anything.

I want to try Caribou for Lakers, maybe some vertical jigging after I find the really deep holes. Does this produce? What should I use for bait or lures, line?

I also want to go to Deer or Moose for Muskie. I read some reports that nothing is doing but I'll give my arm a workout anyways I guess. I got my muskie equipment last August and haven't had a chance to try and use it. Should I hit some sunken islands or where are good spots to try on those lakes?

And also as a toss up, I was thinking of heading to North Star to try some deep trolling of big suckers for some big pike...think this technique would work?

I thank you in advance....this forum has always been fun to read and has helped me catch fish from time to time when I can make it up to the area.

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For lake trout lakes we have Caribou, Big Trout, Bluewater, and Pit Lake. I'm just starting to fish summer lakers, so my experience is minimal. I caught some lakers at the end of May on Caribou trolling stick baits about 20' down along the shore lines. I've tried both Big Trout and Pit lake once a piece and no luck. I'd think Pit Lake would be a good bet for vertical jigging. Some big one's in there too from what I've been told, 10-15 lbs possibly. As for musky, I'd try Moose. It always seems that I see fish out there, but catching is another story. North Star does have some big pike, but it also has a healthy population of muskies too. For the lakers, use your graph and you should be able to find some suspended fish in deep water. I'd try some heavier spoons or some heavy bucktail jigs. I'm planning on hitting Big Trout tomorrow, so if I have any luck I'll let ya' know.


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Piling on even more information, I do have another inquiry...best bet for night walleye fishing...I want to try Bowstring, but is there a better place to go? Shallow or deep?

Again, Thanks.

Good to hear from you BMC...I had contacted you about some pike spearing last Feb...maybe next year. Hope you get into some fish on Big Trout.

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Deer or Pokegama for trolling cranks for after dark eye's. Deer can be a little tricky to navigate at night, mainly the area of the access bay to the main lake, lots of rocks.

There's been a few posts on this forum and the Grand Rapids forum as far as Deer and Pokeg 'eyes. My experience on Deer is they start biting after 11pm.


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