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Mr Musky#1
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7/23/15 11:18 AM CST
Jankia, you should have released it so others could've enjoyed the same thrill you did. Sad!

goliath
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7/22/15 7:28 PM CST
Was up 10 days ago and could'nt find any thing on rocks.Has any thing changed recently?will be up tomorrow.Thanks

Jankia
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5/26/15 9:06 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
After catching 10 smaller walleye to every one over 14 inches this weekend my son and I found out why the action stopped...twice. One 34 inch musky and another 44 incher. Theres nothing like landing a 21 pound musky using a #4 hook tied to 6 pound test line on an old reliable Zebco 33!

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5/18/15 9:02 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Just got home from our annual fishing trip on the chain and like Vegas, had awesome success! Probably our best outing for all species of fish. Everything was hyper active on the feed bag, especially the pike. Perch were done spawning but on a feeding frenzy and the crappies are in and out spawning. Nice limits of all provided us with great memories and great fish frys. Nice size pike (all released) Had great lunches at Bendt's and plenty of fun on the water. This was our seventh year and every year we learn something different (just wish we could figure out the regs easier, the rules are so confusing)

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5/15/15 7:44 AM CST
yes. bents has wigglers.

vegas492
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5/13/15 8:25 AM CST
I was on Mamie and Big. Awesome fishing on both lakes. Water temps (shallow) were 63-64 degrees.

Here is our two person "limit". Biggest was a shade under 20 inches. Smallest was 15 inches. And that "little" one had a jig stuck in it's gullet with line sticking out.

Had tons of fun up there. Really wish we had fished the Cisco more than that one time.

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5/13/15 6:43 AM CST
Just wondering what the water temps are, coming up late tonight. Vegas, I assume you were fishing eyes on Mamie, not Cisco? The regs are pretty confusing, your right, always best to check at the landing, had a surprise on my lake once on High Falls, tight lines! Does Bents have wigglers?

NorthwoodsLabs
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5/12/15 7:41 PM CST
the no fish limit on the minocqua chain wasn't some big secret concocted by the wdnr and suddenly thrust upon us, it has been known about and discussed for quite some time now

vegas492
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5/12/15 1:54 PM CST
Best bet is to look at the launch and figure out the limit for the specific lake.

I was on the Cisco last week, did really, really well on walleyes. We kept our 6 legals, 15 inch minimum size limit. I think that we could have kept two more per person, if we would have caught them on a different lake to get us to a 5 fish total limit per person.

But we weren't there long and really wanted a pizza from Bentz Camp.

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5/12/15 11:21 AM CST
FYI...Even though the DNR & most news outlets have been spreading the "3 walleye limit", don't believe it. According to the WI Fishing Regulations for 2015 (as in past years), the actual regulations can be overridden by the notices posted at specific lake landings. Such as the 2 walleye limit posted at Big Lake & Lac Vieux Desert. Also the NO FISH limit in Minocqua. Of course as with anything from the DNR, this is always subject to changes anytime.

Musky Ben
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4/28/15 6:49 PM CST
Hunter & Hound:

"With the exception of Wisconsin-Michigan and Wisconsin-Minnesota boundary waters, all inland lakes wholly or partially within, and all river segments within the Ceded Territory have a daily bag limit of THREE (3) walleye. The total statewide daily bag limit is five walleyes. In the Ceded Territory no more than three walleye may be taken from any individual water, but you can fish other waters to fill your statewide daily bag limit. While fishing, you cannot possess fish in excess of that lake or river’s daily bag limit. Therefore, remember to remove all fish from your boat prior to fishing on a second lake or river."

I am going with three (3).

Musky Ben

Hunter&Hound
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4/28/15 5:05 PM CST
I get that part but how many per lake? To me, it looks like it's 5/lake. But that's kind of hard to believe considering the limits the last few years. I'm sure someone at Bent ' will know.

Musky Ben
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4/28/15 4:10 PM CST
Hunter & Hound:

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/regulations/CTWalleyeRegsWebApril2015.pdf

In any Ceded Territory water NOT listed in this pamphlet, only walleye and sauger from 15” but less than 20” may be kept, except one fish may be over 24”.

15”, 1>20”Only walleye and sauger from 15” but less than 20” may be kept, except one fish may be over 20”.

Its not clear as mud, but in the writing it states that if not listed, so I am believing that the top one is the rule... You will have to check at the landing when you put in or get another person to clarify...

Musky Ben

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4/28/15 10:56 AM CST
Can someone explain the walleye limits on Mamie, Big and West Bay for this year?

I looked at the 2015 regs and the Ceded Territory List, but I'm not sure I understand what impact all the changes mean for the Cisco Chain.

Musky Ben
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4/21/15 2:43 PM CST
Da bugs in the Northwoods... Well we have had ticks for at least three weeks now, I guess really almost a month... I turkey hunted last week and killed mosquitoes in the blind three nights in a row, tho I suspect with the snow, they are gone for awhile.

Last year the skeeters were so bad the first month because of the extra water we had, they were almost unbearable!!! It was tough to be outside... the last couple months of the year, not so bad... Its always going to depend on the the water conditions as all of our nasties are water-related except for the ticks... If we have a lot of standing water the skeeters could be bad all summer until we get enough frosts to kill them down. Same with black flies, no-see-ums, mayflies and gnats...

There are 26 different species of mayflies and they come off from the middle of a normal May until close to the end of July, with the big ones coming off normally around the summer solstice the 3rd week of June.

And yes the ice is gone, even though it has snowed for the last three days... Right now it can snow, cause the water shouldn't refreeze anymore

Musky Ben

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