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musky1011
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5/30/11 4:36 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Caught 1 small (24 inch) musky on Echo by the island yesterday afternoon casting a large wonder bread pattern Wally Diver...

I was just casting for whatever would bite........not really targeting musky's

Caught some large perch though ..up to 12 inches on minnows

musky queen
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7/10/10 9:50 AM CST
Bearskull and Hunter, The DNR had 7 fyke nets in the lakes 3 or 4 years ago. But I cannot find any information on what they netted.. Maybe that is where Bob is getting his infomation. Do you know any of the fyke results. Catch and release is a must on this lake. I have never fished a more root beer coloured lake. aysI think the pads need to be left intact and over the years they have declinedd due to the pressure. Have you ever fished Day lake. I read an aarticle that the muskys are over abundant, Tried Trude last year for a new lake and was thinking Day this year.

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7/10/10 8:07 AM CST
Huntsman, I think u r right about Bob at the trading post, He tells everyone to go there. But I took my cuz out on Jul. 3 and boated a fat 25" ski and had one more explode on a topwater but never hooked up. The lake was VERRRRRY dark from all the rain and swamp water seepage. Better Luck next time!

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7/17/06 7:51 AM CST
My yearly muskie excursion to Iron County is coming up at the end of July. I was looking for any updates or tips anyone can provide so that I can make the most of my time on the water. The only thing I have heard is that the bite has been inconsistent and that smaller bucktails were your best bet at night. I would imagine with the latest heat wave that the fishing would be infinitely better. Lastly, how are the water levels?

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6/5/05 12:26 AM CST
Fished Randall for 4 days over Memorial Day weekend. NOTHING. Fished all over, used primarily large spinners and shallow divers for muskies and soft plastics and plugs for walleyes. I couldn't believe how many boats were out there. Since all those cabins went up on the West side of the lake the fishing has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. My brother's in-laws have a cabin on the lake and we used to spend a lot of time plugging for muskies and pike, but the last several times out, it's been worthless. People joy riding and splashing around all over. I think the nimrod at the trading post in Springstead tells everybody to go on Randall for musky and pike, but now it's a circus. The Saturday of that weekend there were 7 different boats on the lake at the same time. We ended up fishing Blockhouse for gillies to avoid the crowd. Couldn't believe it.

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6/19/03 12:39 PM CST
The Iron County lake with the highest number of adult muskies per acre according to DNR survey data is Pine Lake. There is an abundance of smaller fish in the upper 20's to low 30's there. Limit had been raised to 40" to try to increase the size structure. Pine is just a few miles north of Mercer off Hwy G. Good public access. Also it's relatively close to Moose Lake which as the previous post said, is also a great choice for "numbers" of muskies and also has the 40" limit to try to increase the size structure. Another lake I'd recommend is Owl lake which is in the far northeast corner of Iron County and is a bit of a haul from Mercer. Take Hwy H north out of town and turn right on G to get to Owl. That lake has a very large population of small fish and has a 28" minimum size.

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6/18/03 8:48 PM CST
Moose lake is always a good lake for producing some muskies. The largest I have ever gotten out of there was 36in but I have had some luck with quantity. It is about 8 or 9 miles north of mercer on 51 and then west on moose lake rd. Certainly your trophy potential is greater on Long Lake, the turtle or the gile but moose is easiest to actually boat a fish.

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6/18/03 7:16 PM CST
I will be going up to the Mercer area in the next couple of weeks. Now this year I would like to land a muskie and was wondering if any of the locals could help me out. For the last few years been pulling lots of small pike and big large mouth from the lakes near Mercer, but is there a muskie hot spot near this area? Plz really would like to find somewhere close to Mercer to hit some muskies, small or large just want to get one this year.

Musky Mark
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9/20/02 9:32 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Had our annual Fall Musky Classic the past week. Only 2 legals caught but 1 was a beautiful 45.5" the other a 35".

Both fish were caught by my brother, the 35" on a suick,& the 45.5" on a ho-made bucktail. I had 2 follows.....1 on a suick, the other on a bucktail and caught a northern on a suick.

Other than that it was pretty slow.

Musky Mark
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9/12/02 3:57 PM CST
Going up to Phillips tomorrow for week of musky fishing. Will report on action when I return.

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9/11/02 1:35 PM CST
Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Three of us fished an Iron county lake Sat, Sun, Mon this past weekend. Sunday: Dad boated one fat 34" fish. Brother had one strike/miss on figure 8-approx 39" to 40" on a baby depth raider. I had a 30" musky on for a couple seconds, on figure 8, and later in the evening using a top raider(black w/ orange spots) I casted on top of a musky, 30". Startled it enough for half of the fish to break water when the lure splashed down. He came back to strike at it and miss twice. On the third attempt he hit the lure. I tried to set the hook after I felt him moving away with the lure, but couldn't connect. Cold front and storm moved in Monday night. Caught/released one smallie. My brother did the same with a small walleye. Stopped at Rollie and Helen's on Tuesday on the way home. Employee said fishing was tough most places this weekend.

RHLmusky
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5/25/02 5:37 AM CST
yes schuedog i'll be staying at iland view (check your e mail)if you havent fishrd the slightly stained water of that 3 lake chain i can tell you that white, chartruse , and orange are great colors !see ya on the water and good luck....

Schuedog
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5/24/02 8:41 PM CST
Thanks for the info RHLmusky! Are you staying at Island View Lodge? Check your e-mail.

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5/24/02 4:47 PM CST
V18, good call on the springstead area lakes. Dead pike is a must if you can figure out the trick at the landing. My parents live between Boot and on French and I fish the lakes you listed all the time. To Many stories to list.

RHLmusky
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5/24/02 4:08 PM CST
i'll also be fishing the 3 lake chain of fisher,catherine,cedar starting june 1st--15...have fished there 20 years...great all round fishing lakes....the smallest lake (catherine) has been the hotbed of some huge walleye believe it or not !i personally caught an 7 1/2 lber and a friend caught a 9 1/4 lber !! musky action great on all 3 lakes...cedar limited to the river area on the southeast side where a cabbage bed works out into deeper water cedar is a tough lake to fish...rusty crawfish destroyed a lot of vegetation there years ago but its worth a shot for a musky by the public access or the river inlet (southeast side) musky can be found anywhere in catherine (very weedy) good luck schuedog !!!

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