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Brenda's 34# 48" Musky
release on Sept 28, 2011

11 year old Parker Coleman
47 Inch Musky - John Dettloff Guide

Pete Rich with a 52 Inch Musky

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Below you will see the current fishing report posted on: 05/29/2018

General Conditions

Ice out was late this spring, May 4th. Water was about 7 1/2' last winter so that should help the walleye and muskie fry survival and we should also have better weed growth this season. The water level is full right now and temps are at record high levels for May... 75 to 80 degrees in the shallows.

Walleye Report

Great numbers of walleyes are being caught on the edges of deep humps (12-16 feet of water) with jig and minnows and jig and nightcrawlers. Larger ones are being caught casting the deeper edge of shoreline weeds and brush with beetle spins and crank baits and jig and twisters.

Crappie Report

With the rapid warm up the fishing has been very good but hard to predict. Crappies were hitting good tight to shoreline weeds last week but now they seem to have left and possibly gone deeper. Not sure if they had a good spawn because the females didn't seem to be shallow very long.

Musky Report

The muskies are starting to be caught on shorelines and small bars that have good weeds beginning to come up.

Northern/Smallmouth Bass report

Smallmouth have been hitting well tight to shoreline structure such as brush and wood and northern are being caught in good numbers on the weedy shoreline.

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