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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:30 AM 07/17/06 (CST)
i also need info on muskie fishing in town maybe west of osseo area or around the zimmerman area
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 12:43 PM 07/17/06 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:04 PM 07/17/06 (CST)
I've been looking all morning ,trying to find out any info.Sorry!

Hi Anne,welcome!




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 02:05 PM 07/17/06 (CST)
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Mille Lacs Muskies
While Mille Lacs has always been known as one of Minnesota's premier walleye fisheries, it is quickly gaining reputation as a premier muskie fishery as well. Mille Lacs is not a natural muskie lake, as muskies were stocked there by the Minnesota Department of Fisheries in the 70s. What has happened since is truly a fish management success story. Muskies abound in the lake and the size of the fish is astounding. In fact, many anglers believe that the next state record muskie will be caught from Mille Lacs. Mille Lacs differs from Leech and most of the other natural muskie lakes in Minnesota because a majority of the lake is not muskie habitat. However, don't let this fact fool you. There are plenty of cabbage filled bays and rockreefs on Mille Lacs that are perfect muskie habitat. The key locations are easy to find and to fish even if you aren't an expert fisherman. Take a look at what you need to fish on Mille Lacs..

MILLE LACS LAKE MUSKIE LOCATION
Location for Muskies on Mille Lacs is quite simple. From June until mid Fall, there will always be muskies using the cabbage beds on Mille Lacs until the weeds turn brown and begin to die off. Since most of the lake is a deep water basin, the cabbage weedbeds are found mainly back in bays and along a few shoreline areas. Top bays to start your search are Twin Bays, Isle Bay, Wahkon Bay, Cove Bay, and Vineland Bay, all on the south side of the lake. The shoreline along Wealthwood on the north side of the lake has a large bed of cabbage also. Muskies can be found all summer long in these areas. Mille Lacs has many rock reefs as well, especially on the south end of the lake. While these don't receive the attention from muskie anglers that the weedbeds do, don't overlook them. Reefs such as Hawkbill, The Graveyard, Spider Island, Izaty's Reef, and the rocks around Upper and Lower Twin Island all have muskies using them especially on windy, cloudy days. There are many other rocks spots that can be productive as well that shouldn't be overlooked.

MILLE LACS LAKE MUSKIE PRESENTATION
The weedbeds on Mille Lacs are somewhat shallower and thicker than on many of the other muskie lakes in Minnesota. Spinnerbait style bucktails are more effective to fish through this heavy cover than standard in line bucktails. Northland's Bionic Bucktail and Marv's Twinspin are both very effective lures for this shallow heavy cover. Topwater baits such as a Poes Awaker will work effectively as well. A good set of polarized sunglasses is a must to spot pockets in the weeds so you can cast to the openings in the weedgrowth. Fish these weedbeds thoroughly as muskies can be anyplace in the weeds and it is difficult for them to chase a lure very far in this cover. During windy, overcast, and rainy conditions, muskies will be on Mille Lacs many rock points and reefs. Generally, the reefs within close proximity to shore are more productive than the reefs further out in the lake, Many different lures will produce fish in this situation, but jerkbaits or shallow diving crankbaits will work best. On the right day, fishing the rocks can be excellent. Every muskie addict deserves to make a trip to Mille Lacs to experience first-hand Minnesota's newest muskie hotspot
Story & pic courtsey of Koepps in nisswa/Brainerd.







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annie
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:45 PM 07/20/06 (CST)
thanks for all the help. mille lacks looks like the place to gp after seeing the photo. i bet that was one happy young man!
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:49 PM 07/20/06 (CST)
You bet he looks happy. I'd be thriled to have fought that musky. The south end of the lake seems to be the best,but you could call the local bait shops & resorts for local knowledge. That would be towns of
Isle,Onamia,Garrison or Malmo.All 320 phone #'s






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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 01:26 PM 07/22/06 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 01:26 PM 07/22/06 (CST)
i whould help you to try to find it but i live i live in ky


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 10:28 PM 07/23/06 (CST)
Hey RYANC---

I think I have some good news for you that you don't seem to be aware of yet! Did you realize that you live in one of the primo muskie states that exist! The current Kentucky state record muskie weighed in at 55 pounds 2 ounces from Piedmont Lake. Although there were a few unweighed and released fish that appear to have been a good deal larger--they all were measued with length and girth with good video documentation. Hat's off to the guys who released them unharmed believing that having the real quality spawners out in the watershed was more important than them stroking their ego by killing it and putting it on the wall-- IMHO.

Cave Run Lake is a GREAT FIRST RATE muskie fishery that happens to be in Kentucky. It is on the yearly Pro Muskie Trail fishing circuit along with LOTW, Hayward area lakes, and several others depending on the year.

If there is any doubt check out the fish just caught in the last few months on Cave Run Lake at this site www.crashslanding.com/photoalbum.shtm

Crash Mullins is probably the best known muskie guide on Cave Run Lake--but remember he is just one guide. You will see fish pictures there of muskies up to 49.5 inches caught recently from Cave Run Lake, Kentucky.

In addition, I am aware of a half dozen or so other muskie fisheries of varying quality in the state. At different times of the year they can also prove very productive as they incorporate some river and shallower waters making for differing times of seasonal progressions. This means you can normally find a hot bite if you are aware of the order each of the watersheds progress and fish the one giving you the highest odds of active fish for the time of year you are fishing.

So Ryanc--you can definately go hunt some major esox in your home state. It is also a great early season option for guys in more northern climes. Say February 10th, or so, shen its 55 degrees in Kentucky and the muskies are on the prowl-- sure beats 15 below zero and 22 inches of snow. At the very least it makes a nice 4 or 5 day vacation break from 15 below and 22 inches of snow with the chance to pop a real huge ski while your there!

Good Fishing To Ya,

Jason "The Fisher" Pence
JustNorth Outdoor Columnist
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