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MARK SAEMISCH
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9/1/14 1:07 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Me Andy and Dennis got these on Sunday. Esox assault spinners and top waters. We had two musky come off one around the magic #. and another high 40s try at boat side. the walleye hit a top water. We got 2 nice pike and this big girl. If you go on my Facebook you'll see a video of Andy having one come off at boat side below the dam.

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MARK SAEMISCH
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9/1/14 12:55 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Here is a musky caught on an eat me lure that decided to make run straight for the boat, jump, and land on my leg. here is also a pike caught by my brother in law. Theses were both on Sat. great memory. the blood was not from the fish. In fact there was a musky tooth on my leg also.

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8/30/14 9:37 AM CST
Baryr, have you checked the charity that runs the chug a beer to stomp out PMS yet. I may be supporting that one quite heavy this holiday weekend.

Kman2
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8/30/14 9:20 AM CST
Goosepit

Trolling shads, hot tots, etc with planner boards seems to produce better results during summer. You catch a good variety of fish this way and with a bit of luck a Muskie is not out of the question. If you run the river up to the dam there are plenty of spots with sm/lg mouth bass, crappie, stripers.

Of course, there are plenty of great guides on this site who know this lake. It's a big like so I highly recommend them for your first day or two, then head out on your own Cool

goosepit
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8/26/14 10:19 PM CST
I'm coming up to fish the lake the weekend after next and was just looking for some tips. I've read through all the back posts and my plan now is to troll with cranks and crawler harnesses, with my planer boards that I don't use very much. my wife wants to catch a musky but we will be fishing for crappie/walleye/whites mostly. It will be my first time on the lake and only have 2 1/2 days to fish so any help will be great thanks.

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8/26/14 9:34 AM CST
MARK SAEMISCH, Thank you for the well thought out response encouraging people to do some research before donating to any cause. That is indeed very important!

However, in this case the source you cited (Health Impact News) is not a good choice. That is a company that does Saturday afternoon infomercials trying to pitch coconut oil for ridiculous health claims (including one on the website saying it "Coconut Oil Reverses Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)".

I won't claim that the ALS Association (ALSA) does everything right, but overall it's still one of the better national charities out there. Charity Navigator and CharityWatch are much better sources than "Health Impact News", and they both give ALSA pretty decent scores. For example, Charity Navigator gives it 4 stars and an overall score of 90.73, which is very good compared to the highly respected American Cancer Society (2 stars, 75.96) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure (3 stars, 81.96). Likewise, CharityWatch gives the American Cancer Society a grade of C+ while it gives ALSA a score of B+ and has it in its "Top-Rated Charities" list.

From my limited research, it appears that presidents and CEOs of nearly all the large national charities (including ALSA) make a much higher salary than it seems like they ought to (typically $100-$500K). That is a real turnoff, though there are somewhat valid reasons (e.g., most of them have the same education and experience levels as Fortune 500 CEOs that average $11+ million). Yes, giving to local fundraisers organized by unpaid volunteers is absolutely great and is very rewarding. But if you really want at least some of your money to go toward research and a cure, the national organizations (warts and all) are still the best choice. ALS is a disease that really needs that, since it's about the only disease that has had almost no advancement in finding a prevention or cure since Lou Gehrig died of it way back in 1941. Think about the progress made in those areas with cancer, AIDS, etc and the complete lack of progress with ALS is a very good reason for backing the Ice Bucket Challenge.

DISCLOSURE: I am not in any way associated with the ALS Association, but I have contributed to it and participate in its charity walk in Platteville each September in honor of my mother-in-law who died of this dreadful disease. Like many people, I considered myself to be well-informed but until my M-I-L was diagnosed I didn't realize just how horrible it is, and how many young parents are afflicted and die with their young children watching. :-( To me, the biggest positive of the Ice Bucket Challenge is that millions of people have become more educated and aware of the disease. Thank you.

MARK SAEMISCH
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8/25/14 10:52 PM CST
"thanks Jon, I was going to do this and try and top your ice challenge but I thought It might be wise to see what all this was about. I really enjoy seeing all the ice dumped on people and still might do it for laughs, but when it comes to donating I like too know what I'm donating to. now the ALS is supposed to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease, but the money raised seems to go to a very top heavy organization, that doesn't seem to do as much as people are hoping. I think that it is wonderful that people are courageous enough to want to give their hard earned money to good causes, but I encourage those that want to give, to give to local cancer benefits. There is not a list of top executives, a dozen or more making $100,000 to $300,000 a year. Instead you have Good home town people bending over backwards to make good things happen for someone you know. And the people doing the work did it out of the kindness in their heart. We did this for a local kid this last year and raised $11,000 for him and he is doing better than he was. He has Brain cancer. Hear is some stuff you might want to check out on the ALS. http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/als-ice-bucket-challenge-do-you-know-what-you-are-supporting/

But cud dos to you Jon for having your heart in the right place. I still might post something cold for the fun of it. And keep donating to good things people. just make sure you check them out. Smile

NICK OLSON
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8/25/14 8:49 PM CST
Thanks Petenrock! I've already been through this several times and I have donated $$$$$ to the cause. However...I gotta give you big props on this video. You are so creative and informative with your fishing posts & videos. I look forward to seeing and reading posts from you, Jesse & Mark. You guys are a big part of the South Central Wis Fishing vibration! Keep up the great work man!


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JOHN OENS
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8/25/14 8:15 PM CST

Pike are slamming big baits with a few Muskies in the mix. Jesse Quale, Musky Mark and Nick Olson, you have 24 hours...

Also, no fish were harmed in the making of this video. However, the one in the video is currently being pickled. Plenty more were released.

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MARK SAEMISCH
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8/24/14 11:03 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Sorry I didn't get this out sooner. we got this pike last week along with others that we didn't take pictures of. also had two muskies try on top water and had a big one in the net, but as we were getting the camera ready she decided to leap straight up and out like a high jumper, as we all yelled nnnnooooooooo!!!!!!Only in Musky fishing. I guessed her to be around 47 or so. most fish were found in the weeds, and tonight we got the two muskies below, Medusa and esox assault spinner. the pike was on an eat me lure.

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Plan B
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8/21/14 11:08 AM CST
Thank you

Kman2
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8/21/14 7:44 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
My good friend and I played hookie and came up to my place on Castle Rock to fish Wednesday, Aug 20th. Had to wait until 9am to get on the lake due to fog. Once the sun broke, it was a beautiful mostly sunny 80 degree day. Water temp ranged lower 70's to just hitting 80 as we left the lake. We trolled from about 9am to 3pm in some of my favorite spots. Caught 19 fish in all, 6 stripers (all within the first 1 hour), 2 nice crappie, 1 big fat catfish, and 10 walleye (9 shorties and one 22 inch slot (pic)). Water was mixed up and dirty but we managed to find some clearer areas where we got most of the walleye. We used shads, flicker shads, hornets, hot tots, and walleye divers. Most of the fish were found in deeper / clearer water.

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JERRY TIPPING
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8/21/14 4:51 AM CST
Plan B. Cty G at the Buckhorn Bridge.

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8/20/14 9:02 PM CST
Anywhere on this lake to fish on shore for panfish?

JERRY TIPPING
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8/20/14 12:58 PM CST
Steve from Mineral Point, Wisconsin and is family are staying near Castle Rock for the week and booked a morning trip for himself and his two sons, Woody, and Dustin. The morning started out overcast a little, but about 6:30 the fog settled in and it was thick untill about 9:30 when it finally lifted. We did some vertical jigging and pulled boards for a while and ended the morning with 1 "keeper", 1 in the slot, 8 "shorties, 7 white bass, 1 musky, and 1 sheephead. The water was quite dirty and a few degrees cooler after all the rain we had a couple days ago. They want to "Pete" a try tomorrow, so I will post results at the end of the day. Big Smile

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry Smile

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