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Ralph S.
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7/23/14 12:50 AM CST
Fished the North pool for a couple hours this evening and finally got one with a red plastic worm. Catch and released. Not a bad fight! 4-4.5 lbs?(19 inch). The bass fishing has been a little slower off of the bank of the main pool for me recently. So much heavy cover that weedless plastics are almost a must. Spinnerbaits aren't bad as these don't seem to snag as often. Good luck!

AChotrod
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7/22/14 3:03 PM CST
Bass have been on fire all year at Busse. Especially from a boat in the clearest weedy water you can find.

TheGreenz
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7/22/14 1:22 PM CST
How's the largemouth bite been recently? Anyone been out?

Captainicus Chub Dickikus
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7/11/14 2:22 PM CST
Awesome Muskie!!!

AChotrod
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7/7/14 12:40 PM CST
That muskie will not bleed out unless its bleeding from the gills, and its not big enough do do any damage by holding it that way. Although Anthony is correct that holding anything over 35 that way is not great for them and could cause damage.

KenK
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7/7/14 8:55 AM CST
More than likely that musky will be just fine! No need for 7up or Sprite. I would say that does more harm than good. Catch and release of even a bleeding fish does work. Just unhook and get them back in the water quick, especially as temperatures rise.

Bustacap45
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7/6/14 8:48 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Have not been on in a couple weeks. In the last three weekends the Wife and I have caught 54 Bass. All but 3 were caught on Rappela Poppers. Today the wife got the best of the day. All caught in the Main Pool.

anthony714
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7/3/14 5:53 PM CST
upsbob..theres some who say if a fish bleeds like that it will most likely bleed out and die .I believe its because their blood does not coagulate? apparently many bass guys pour 7-up or sprite down the fishes mouth when bleeding. it is said to stop the bleeding and the fish has a chance to live. never done it ,just passing on some info to help preserve the fishing future for generations.

side note: there are many who believe that holding the fish horizontally by its jaw harms the fish. the preferred method is support it horizontally. food for thought.

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jagerdog
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7/3/14 10:59 AM CST
Does anyone know of the current water conditions (muddier than normal, extremely high water ect.)at busse after all this rain the last couple of weeks I was wondering if it is worth the 45 min drive to make the trip

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AChotrod
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6/26/14 2:21 PM CST
Beautiful Buskie!

upsbob1
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6/25/14 6:23 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Went to Busse on June 5th at 10:00am with my son for a couple of hours hoping to catch a few bass for the first time out this year. Well we didn't get any bass but my son caught this Muskie. I didn't bring a net but we got it in the boat. I didn't weigh it or measure it but it was a nice fish for the first one of the season. It was bleeding some but once I put it back in the water it took off so I'm sure it survived. It was about 11:30am when it hit a jointed rapala. I'm the one holding my sons fish.

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AChotrod
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6/17/14 9:31 PM CST
Thanks Busta, Hopefully there are a few decent ones in there from the initial stocking. They seem do o great in Busse and are very pretty fish. Catching muskies in IL was a dream to me years ago. Now we actually have a great chance at them. Hope to catch up with you on the water soon.

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6/16/14 4:04 PM CST
AChotrod,

Nice Muskie, Maybe in 2 more years we will have them like the one you caught in Busse....

ChicagoKid
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6/15/14 4:39 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
1st time fishing Busse.

Started at 6:30. 1st hour, hit a LMB on a crankbait in north pool. 20".

Then nothing for a couple hour, At 11:00 AM, I had a hunch and started jigging for walleye, BINGO in the main pool. Jigging minnows with treble hook (trusty wolf river set up). 16". Released.

2 fish, no boat and forgot polarized glasses. Not bad for 1st time.

gobigorgohome
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6/15/14 3:14 PM CST
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