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Hildy Boys
Hildy Boys
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9/21/14 8:48 PM CST
Box horn launch is always open too. Located just off Forest Home.

Robbollio
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FISHING REPORT
9/21/14 8:36 PM CST
Hunters nest launch. Always open!

gmannn
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9/21/14 8:15 PM CST
Went out from the Durham Rd boat launch last week on my kayak (no offence Cardinal 3, but yes, I do bring my smart phone for pictures) only to find that the long channel out to the main lake was blocked off by a bog. I was actually able to portage through only a few yards to the other side. Spent a few hours on the main lake finding plenty of panfish and a nice bucket mouth. Would anyone recommend a different launch? I noticed another boat launch sign just north of the public launch. Does anyone know of this one and if its usable?

Kayak Fisher
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9/20/14 7:38 AM CST
Thanks for your post cardinal3! You do a great job fishing a great lake. Keith

bp1357
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9/20/14 6:45 AM CST
I see it 2 ways... 1. put in the time, learn the lake and have days as good as Cardinal...(I have) This year was my best sizewise in 4 yrs.

OOOORRRR,

2.Fish it once or twice all summer, nickle and dime a couple fish while cursing/clearing weeds from my prop..then go home and troll the web and call successful people liars...

really?

Mr.Bass
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9/20/14 5:35 AM CST
The only photo that might be fun viewing on the LINK would be a 6# bass, a 41" northern, a 32" dogfish, or better yet a close-up of the GIANT beaver I have seen near island one. Looked like a huge lab! Otherwise, best to keep the photos at home in an album.

What I find most valuable about Lake-Link is information. How about lures used, hazzards, water clarity, weed growth, DNR information about stocking, drawdowns, etc. If you want to catch a lot of fish at Big Muskego, go as often as good weather and conditions permit. Keep a log, maps, and notes over a period of years. Have a boat/motor/kayak that can get back into the shallow hard-to-navigate weedy bays. And oh yes, RETIRE if you can; not possible, then at least spend 7-9 hours out on a good day. As far as Cardinal 3, I have seen him fishing in several spots. He was nailing them! No photos needed. As far as this past few weeks, I have found the water clarity to be really improved in some areas. Too clear in fact. I have enjoyed much better success during overcast, pulling-for-rain mornings.

Robbollio
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9/19/14 10:09 AM CST
Keep at it cardinal! You've been posting a long time as well as others. The newbies always complain. Unlike some of us have been at it on lakelink for years! My buddy catches almost 40 inch pike on the bay often. Just need to put in the time like cardinal and you will be rewarded!

caroeder
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9/19/14 9:57 AM CST
thanks for the reports cardinal3! If you have haters you are doing something right (jealous people?) This is why frequent posters quit doing reports, because of ignorant people who bash people for no reason.

~Fishin'
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9/19/14 9:54 AM CST
At the end of the day, I dont doubt your catching fish. I just find it funny when there is one or two guys at each body of water posting about their bigger then everyone else fish. Then when you do see pictures, well - lets just say from experience you know they arent that big.

Maybe I just need to start offering to buy peoples tape measures. Wait - your not handling the fish so that means your not measuring either. Maybe we are on to something here...

cardinal3
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9/19/14 6:12 AM CST
First of all, I have kayaked and fished Big M for 10 years and I make it out 15-25 time a year. I usually spend 6 - 9 hours on the water each time. I also post a report each time I am out. The two 20+ inch bass I reported this year are the first 20" bass I have reported in 3 years.

Secondly, this same issue came up about 4 years ago (and will probably come up again in the future).

For those of you out there who respond positively to my reports,(either on the thread or via private message), I appreciate hearing from you and if asked, I will continue to answer questions or offer advice.

For those of you who doubt my reports, please note that I kayak and fish Big M purely for my own exercise, enjoyment and relaxation. I do not owe anybody any pictures or explanations. You can either choose to believe my reports or choose not too. As I have stated before, I will not risk losing a camera or cellphone or needlessly handle a fish just because someone does not believe my reports.

As always, good luck to all.

BASSFISHIN4LIFE
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9/18/14 9:39 PM CST
Cardinal3 is full of it, his postings on here with his sizes of his fish are BOGUS...he never has pictures of these nice bass he consistently catches out there...kayak or not take some pics for once of these 20 inch plus bass you always say you catch...people out there if your going off his postings when to fish out there your making a bad move...

Sully
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9/12/14 7:25 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
BRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr water temp on the Big M is now as of 9/10/14 is 64*'s

Last week it was 78*'s ! ! ! what a shocker... Sad

fish'n was slow..... Sad

C'mon ICE !

[This post was last edited on 9/12/14 at 8:28 AM]
bp1357
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9/5/14 5:03 PM CST
another yak fisherman here..Last year i joined a team in www.kayakwars.com Great contest but honestly, I got tired of having to take a pic of every measured fish. Got wet, got slimy, got finned and that was with a lipgrip lol also took away from fishing time..

Cardinal is a wealth of info publicly and on pm's. His advice is sound and catch rates increase as a result. If you only hit the lake a couple of times here and there, you will never have anywhere near the results...you need to put in the time and learn the lake..

no pics needed TY

Tip-uuup!
Tip-uuup!
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9/5/14 9:29 AM CST
Here is an example of how they turn out

Tip-uuup!
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9/5/14 9:26 AM CST
I too fish from a kayak and this is how I solved the picture taking problem. With a little practice you can set camera timer with one hand while holding fish in water with the other. Toothy fish are a bit more of a challenge. I mount it with wing nuts so it can be easily removed, and it does double duty holding my transducer bracket. Message me if you have any questions.

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