Winnebago System Muskies

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10/19/11 @ 1:07 AM
chirpnterp
chirpnterp
USER since 1/29/11
Can someone please delete these posts that have nothing to do with the original post so we can get some usefull info without having to look a few pages back. Im lookin for info on bago system muskies, not bickering over muskie mounts. If u guys want to argue u should just pm each other, that would be great.... thanks. By the way, never got out last weekend but should be on the water this coming weekend

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10/18/11 @ 3:08 PM
walleyejt1
walleyejt1
USER since 4/3/03
what sthe point of replicas if your going to mount it. if everyone starts catching them, then what is the big deal?

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10/18/11 @ 12:25 PM
dannyboy9909
dannyboy9909
USER since 10/5/11
Wow, we don't even have ice yet and this kind of conversation is starting up. Impressive guys. You don't like the fact that he kept the fish, get the laws changed and make it illegal. Until then there's nothing you can really do. I don't agree with keeping fish of that size. Yeah it might not be able to reproduce, but why not let someone catch that fish when its 58.5 or 59 and even 60 inches? As for reproductions looking bad, I think you need to consider whose reproductions your looking at. The guys in that business that do a good job make excellent pieces of art. Ever see a skin mount after 20 or 25 years? BTW most guides that I know have a catch and release only policy. Your boat, your rules.

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10/17/11 @ 7:02 PM
ditto
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
ctious, so how many dead fish was he reponsible for out of the Bay in one year? Trying to build a reputation as a guide and taxidermist by having a bunch of musky skin mounts (and very poorly mounted ones at that) in your business generally isn't the best receipe for success in the musky world.

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10/17/11 @ 6:24 PM
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Mr_Gills
Mr_Gills
USER since 11/18/06

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in the past 8 years i have had 4 muskies to the boat but none in the net due to light tackle. one of which was probly near 50". they are out there but so are millions of shad waiting to be eatin by a monster musky. all of my encounters have occured on lake butte des morts, wont give you the exact spots because im try to figure them out myself. i'm new to musky fishing but i have landed 7 muskies this year on other bodies of water. i've tried 'butte' about a dozen times this year and everytime i come up empty, no follows, no blowups, nothing... my advise is dont fish where the northerns are, avoid the shallow weeds, and focus more on rocks and pionts with some current passing by Wink Good Luck! your gonna need it Wink Wink Wink

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10/16/11 @ 9:17 PM
machoprogrammer
machoprogrammer
USER since 1/19/07
Winnebago definitely has muskies. However, like Walleye said, there is a huge forage base (there are a large number of shad, walleye, suckers, perch, white bass, bluegill, and other fish a muskie would eat), and there are not very many to begin with when taking into account the size of the water. There aren't too many people that fish 'bago for muskies for these reasons, so typically they are caught by people fishing other species.

I would imagine, that if there is a new world or state record to be caught, it would be in the great lakes or the Winnebago system, though.

I commend you for your determination, and hope you crack the pattern Cool

Edited on 10/16/11 9:18 PM
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10/16/11 @ 1:00 PM
Bobber-Under
Bobber-Under
USER since 7/16/09
I fish the lower fox in Appleton very often, which I guess is still considered the winnebago system. I saw a young boy catch a little 28 inch musky on his snoopy pole with a bobber and worm. I've aslo talked to a lot of guys down there who all had reports of catching them first-hand. I can count on one hand how many times I've tried for them, in a sea of shad its like casting in a swimming pool.

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10/16/11 @ 12:04 AM
chirpnterp
chirpnterp
USER since 1/29/11
I know that there is only a small number of people that target muskies on this system and i know that its not goin to be an easy task to catch muskies on this system. Thanks for your opinion mr walleye, i see where you are coming from and i understand, but im not interested in people telling me how hard it is goin to be, i dont care how long it takes but im goin to figure out this system.There are muskies here to be caught and im goin to catch them. If there is someone who guides for them there has to be some kind of pattern or consistency to catching them or there would be no point in him guiding, he wouldnt make any money.

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10/15/11 @ 11:37 PM
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ditto
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USER since 12/6/10

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Is the guy on the East side of Bago the same one who kept all the muskys out of Green Bay a couple years ago to have them mounted in his bar to promote his guide and taxidermy business? I don't have a problem with a guy keeping a musky to mount but to keep 5 or 6 in a year and then trying to promote yourself as a guide.

As for a report the muskys are there but like said before they are so scattered that trying to target them is all but impossible.

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10/15/11 @ 8:55 PM
Dbrockman
Dbrockman
USER since 2/23/11
caught a 38 incher off of the outer bar in august. just got bored of not catching squat, so through on a single hooked tandem blade and caught one

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