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T-Bone
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:48 PM 07/26/06 (CST)
Has anyone fished in wasserman lake in victoria, mn could you tell me where the hotspots are and what lures to use. its suppose to full with muskies. Thanks

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 12:56 PM 07/26/06 (CST)
I have always counted on the dupont spinner(dynomite)j/k
I'm not around that area ,but we have some serious essox fishermen here. Give her a few days to see what they have to say.






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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:18 PM 07/26/06 (CST)
Hey TBone--


Welcome to MFP. I have not fished Wasserman personally so all the information I have is second hand from other friends who have. So keeping that in mind....it is my understanding that it a typical shallower weedy lake. Has good numbers of largemouth, panfish, and small pike. I have also been told there is a reasonably good population of tiger muskies there. Has a good boat ramp with maybe 20 spots or so, as I recall.

In summer months that generally means a couple of things. Primarily though that the weeds are key. Edges of the weeds will be the single most important thing--whether its the outside deep edge, or the top edge of submergent growth. The HOTTEST spot will be points on weed edges, inside turns on the edges, and any wall of weeds adjacent to deep water--the deeper the better. Lures that can cover the water column of that from top to bottom are the most versatile. Probably a spinnerbait which can be fished from 1 inch deep bulging the surface all the way down to slow rolled and grinding on the bottom is probably the single best all around lure for this job as it is also fairly weedless. Pitch it into holes or lanes across the weed flats as well. A second primo versatile lure is the simple jig (CK will be glad to see this!) A 1/4 or 1/2 ounce jighead coupled with a 6 inch shad body is SLAMMIN on muskies at weed edges this time of year (a 5-8 inch curly tail works great to--Mogumbo brand is personal favorite). You can swim it in pretty fast or let it fall along a weed wall or sink into holes in the weeds as it passes, fish it quick over the top. It has the added advantage of really triggering fish when it is ripped free of weeds. If things are slow then you can slow it down and grind the bottom and this can be very effective when all else fails--like post cold front. One last lure that is often overlooked is a Sluggo or FinS type plastic jerk bait. It can be used as a throw back lure on a follow and that "walk the dog" action then allowed to settle back down like a dying fish is money on esox (tons of bonus pike with it as well--actually all 3 of these baits are pike nailers as well as ski). A buzz bait for the top and maybe a big weedless spoon to pull through the slop and that should cover any lure needs for July muskies in a weed choked lakes.

LASTLY---I can't find my copy right now so I am not sure--BUT I THINK that those spiral bound books on fishing the metro area lakes has Wasserman in it, at least as I recall. You may want to get it and see what it has in terms of an actual map to see the weeds/flats/primary contours before going--or just pick one up to look at in the bookstore and memorize the Wasserman lake page and move on. As Red Green says, "There's always a way to pick up one of those units real cheap". smile smiley

This is one LAST LAST thing. I don't know if it sets up a thermocline or not---you can see it on your electronics if it does. IF it does then out in the open water adjacent to weed points, etc. directly above the thermocline depth MANY of the biggest skis in the lake will suspend. These fish rarely see a lure meant for them at this time. A good crank or jerk bait aimed at their depth can pay off big--right out in the middle of open water! A weighted Burt, Bobbie, Suick, or B Flat are ones I personally count on. Cranks maybe a Super Shad Rap that runs 8-9 feet on retrieve should do the trick or even the largest size of Smithwick suspending Rogue--that bait is a little small but sometmes really does the trick when larger baits are ignored.

Well that's about it. again--it's all from second hand info on the lake as I have not fished it but the principles are the same on most any weedy lake in July. These type lures and techniques will boat skis an weedy July lakes anywhere they are used. And if my "sources" have mislead me then they may get to swim back next time I am out with them!

Take Care And Good Fishin To Ya,

The Fisher
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 04:08 PM 07/26/06 (CST)
See what did I tell you.Thanks Fisher way to back me up or is it the other way around. Your the MAN!






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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 05:26 PM 07/26/06 (CST)
Hey fisher i thank you alot!!!!!!!

Hope I catch that biggen'


T-Bone



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 05:30 PM 07/26/06 (CST)
TBone--

I hope you catch a biggen to! If you do be sure to take a picture and let us have a look at it. They are a rare fish--1 ADULT FISH PER ACRE on fairly good waters so please handle them carefully and release them to reproduce more for us to catch in the future.

Good Luck To You TBone,

Jason "The Fisher" Pence
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 02:58 PM 07/27/06 (CST)
Hey T-Bone ,go to the fishing reports and look at the Big 6 to see if you are close to any of those lakes.






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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 02:15 PM 08/02/06 (CST)
The Aitkin Age just came out & it has Muskies off of the big pond.
Looks like they are brusiers for sure.






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