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11/19/18 @ 4:52 PM
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Coach Rob
Coach Rob
USER since 1/6/09

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

To answer your question, out yesterday saw 3 other boats. 2 docks are still in at the metro, but I would check the camera. I was surprised they were in yesterday.

1 possible rip (board slid back/and to the side, no fish when we got to the rod), no fish in the boat yesterday. Hit U-bay and the river.

Ice will be early this year from what I saw. Highest water temp was 33.8, 32.3 to 32.8 most places. Any serious cold snap now will ice up U-bay and the edges of the river.

Best part was trolling the wake of a 300' coal ship. My partner mentioned they fish the wakes of the big boats on St Claire so I thought I would try it. The power of the prop is insane. They yelled at my partner to sit down just before we hit the wake because it would jerk the boat and throw him overboard. It moved the boat like it was a cork.  Any musky around would have had easy pickings, the shad were pushed all over the place. Gulls were picking them off behind the boat at will.

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11/19/18 @ 1:49 PM
AE
AE
USER since 9/6/17

Anyone still fishing, bay still boat accessible?  Thanks in advance!

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10/20/18 @ 5:13 PM
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Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
I had a trip with Greg and Mike Friday for muskies.  We trolled for 6 hours without a hit.  I was suprised, as the conditions were conducive to a good bite.  Two of my friends had fish in the mid-forties, and I spotted a couple more boats bringing in fish.  The two fish that were caught both were taken on shallow Depth Raiders.  One was blue chrome and the other was perch. The bite is still decent, and there will be days of increased activity.  Capt Jerry.

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10/15/18 @ 5:09 PM
Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01
In general, I do not troll for muskies at less than 2.5 mph.  In most cases I start at 3 mph and work up.  Over the last 5 years, my records show that more than 50% of my fish have come at 3.3-3.5 mph.  I used to believe that this speed was on the fast side as water cools, but given the nature of the beast, with a simple flick of their tail, a muskie can ovetake a lure at 3-4 mph very easily.  Capt Jerry

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10/15/18 @ 3:32 PM
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vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent
I'll offer this...it isn't how fast you run, it is where and depth of lure.  Tons of boats out there trolling, figure out how to get fish to notice you as opposed to the other three hundred lures covering the same water.

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10/15/18 @ 2:37 PM
True North
True North
USER since 6/8/15

Hey folks, I have a cabin up north and fish muskies primarily up in the Hayward area and do some trolling on various lakes.  I do fish the bay a lot for walleyes, browns etc. since I live in Door County so I understand most things about running boards etc. 

My question is this time of year (water temp low 40's) can you tell me a "goto" starting speed on trolling for muskies, fully understanding that some days adjustments need to be made.  Also if you would share any of your favorite fall baits.  I have some success with Jakes and Shallow Raiders, bucktails work decent as well.  Most of my trolling is done in under 10-12 FOW.   I figured I would ask the guys who seriously know the trolling scene for muskies.  BTW we can only run a max of 2 rods in the boat.  Also, some of the lakes I fish are more numbers lakes with biggest fish maybe in the mid 40s, but lots of smaller fish.  Thanks for any advice.  I read about a huge range of speeds that people swear by.  Hard to decipher.

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10/15/18 @ 2:19 PM
captpaddle
captpaddle
USER since 7/27/10

This was on windshield at Fox Pointe launch.


If you are out or know someone, pass the word. 

Green Bay Muskies Photo
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10/15/18 @ 1:37 PM
walleyechaser2
walleyechaser2
USER since 2/22/09
Up here in northern wi we either pickle them or put them on the grill!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10/15/18 @ 1:12 PM
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vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

Oh, give it a rest with the barbless hook talk. The guy prefaced his post and admitted that some information was harsh, but here is the good stuff.

Nothing wrong with that.  GB is a take and put fishery.  And you know what?  Those big ones are delicate.  If you are going to fish them, you should have the right gear, which includes landing equipment and proper release equipment.

If you don't have that stuff?  Hiring a guide may seem expensive, but when faced with buying all that gear and release equipment, well, then their costs aren't too bad.  And there are plenty of good guides up there to get people on fish.

All the guy was talking about was making sure you can take care of a fish so that someone else may also enjoy said fish.  It isn't like these are 3-8 year old salmon that are gonna die at the end of the life span.  These fish can live to 15 years or more, if taken care of correctly.


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10/15/18 @ 12:45 PM
JC-Wisconsin
JC-Wisconsin
USER since 4/1/05
Maybe everyone should use barbless hooks.  Better yet, no hooks as this could hurt a fish.  

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