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Fishin Medic
Fishin Medic
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12/23/15 8:10 PM CST
Any safe ice on the Wisconsin side of the chain??

Gonefishing15
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9/30/15 8:10 PM CST
I'm planning on going up next weekend with a bunch of guys and wondering how the fishing has been. We will be mostly hanging around Bent's camp and fishing Mamie for Walleye and Musky. How has the fishing been? Any pointers would be much appreciated

(o)to(o)
(o)to(o)
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9/30/15 3:12 PM CST
I will be fishing the chain this weekend. Would like to target Walleye. Any suggestions on fishing Thousand Island Lake. Thanks

E
E
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FISHING REPORT
9/23/15 6:51 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Sorry for the late report. Fished the week of 9/12-9/19 out of Bent's camp. Smallmouth were good early on off of rocky points on jig and twister tails. Musky were active from Sunday thru Thursday mainly on bucktails. The wind for those 4 days was unbelievable with steady 20 to 30 mph and occasional higher gust. Drifts were quick to say the least. Best of the Skis was a 43 inch tiger musky. All in all it was a good trip and thanks for the guys that posted before we went up it helped a lot! E

wallstreet
wallstreet
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FISHING REPORT
9/10/15 8:59 PM CST
Talk to Craig when you get into camp. He will help you out. I try to get there every fall for a weekend and typically run into a few musky fishing for walleyes.

Jankia
Jankia
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9/10/15 8:37 PM CST
A musky tag is a harvest tag so not having the tag doesn't mean you cannot fish for them. Anyone can catch and release musky on boundary waters with a Michigan or Wisconsin fishing license.

vegas492
vegas492
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9/10/15 4:39 PM CST
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_63235_63983-297075--,00.html

Here is a link to look at concerning the musky tag. Looks like you only need it if you intend to harvest a fish. I'm unsure if you need one just to fish for them, ie catch and release.

Maybe someone else can weigh in?

LarryO SMH
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9/10/15 4:25 PM CST
We did purchase the Michigan licenses as I had heard for non-residents like us it would allow us to fish all of the lakes in the chain. Did not get a Muskie tag though, wasn't aware those were needed. How much is that? We are strictly catch and release on the Muskies, do I need a tag for that or only if we want to keep one.

vegas492
vegas492
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9/10/15 4:18 PM CST
I usually only fish the chain in the spring....but... I absolutely love Thousand Island Lake. If I were up for a week, I'd get the Michigan license, musky tag...etc and pound away on Thousand Island. Big fish in there. Really big fish.

I'd start by fishing natural neckdown areas between the lakes, in and around the islands and then I'd find the deepest water in the system and pound the heck out of it.

[This post was last edited on 9/10/15 at 4:19 PM]
stump17
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FISHING REPORT
9/10/15 4:07 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
I was up over the Labor Day Weekend. Caught one in Big Lake on a Cannonball Jr and saw a few others. We only had a Wisconsin License so we fished Mamie, West Bay, and Big Lake. We targeted the shallow weed areas. The weed areas along the south end of Big Lake seemed to be the spot. Also saw one fish in West Bay along the west shore in the thick weeds. Only saw fish at night right before sunset.

[This post was last edited on 9/10/15 at 4:09 PM]
LarryO SMH
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9/10/15 3:28 PM CST
We will be staying at Bent's Camp next week, fishing mostly Muskies. This is our first trip to Cisco Chain. Any help would be greatly appreciated, recent reports, best lakes on the chain to concentrate on, etc. Thanks in advance.

goliath
goliath
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9/9/15 3:48 PM CST
Thanks for the report

E
E
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9/9/15 3:42 PM CST
Thanks Jankia and Pirate for the update. Hopefully the weather will settle down. E

pirate13
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FISHING REPORT
9/9/15 1:43 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished Big Lake for about 5 hours this morning & had a limit of SMB by 9:30a. Nothing big, mostly 14-16", but enough good action that I could have kept my limit (usually only keep panfish). Fished rock ledges & points that had weeds near shore...wacky worm. Found some LMB along wind swept shore wood with a spinnerbait. A little too rough for surface lures. No LMB over 4#. Lots of fun and great weather, even if a bit windy. Good Luck!

Chiltonhead
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9/9/15 10:07 AM CST
thanks for the report..fishing here the 24th. ,,,lots of shorelunches I hope

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