Coming up the the 7th -9th w a couple of teen boys who just want some action musky bass pike anything that will give them action. I have just about everything for everything any suggestions would appreciated thanks
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Just returned from a week on Spider chain. Everywhere I used to catch walleyes I now catch gamer handle pike. Made them part of my bag. Walleye fishing is not even a shadow of what it used to be even a few years ago. I left the Muskies alone. Grandson and panfish are new priority.
Rich, musky' up to about 40-42 inches, we also caught one northern.
Any size to the Muskies? Talked to DNR last year and they said someone must’ve introduced the northern. Weren’t native to lake. He suggested making everyone caught become part of your bag. Walleyes need help.
71° - 75° F
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We spent yesterday moring out on Spider, had action from 5 musky's, all follows, no biters, medussa's and mid sized bucktails moved all the fish, weeds held fish, we'll get 'em next time!
Hey Guys, not a report! Question: Heard it's been poor for walleye in recent years, said to say! Have not fished Spider in many years! Anyone offer some tips, spots, where to look for walleye and crappie in mid-October? We used to get crappie in Brewer's Bay and the deep side of some islands, anchored, jigging with minnows at night for walleye! Thanks if you can help. Will report back!
muske2, any report?
Fished Spider for 20 years then stopped about 18 years ago. In the 80's, the chain was fantastic fishing, Muskies over 40" were not uncommon, 50+ inchers were still there. Walleye fishing was best in early-mid July and limiting out with 18"+ eyes was not uncommon. Largest I caught through the years was 27 1/2", lost count of 24" - 26" that we caught ... well in excess of 50 for certain.
I stopped fishing after the introduction of Northern Pike to the lake (they, like carp and catfish were non-existent in the lake chain at that time). A shame really, this was a "Class A" Musky lake and from all that I have come to understand from trusted sources, this is no longer the case. Same holds true for Walleye.
I will give it a try again some day for old times sake, but not to optimistic as far as walleye and musky are concerned.