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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:27 am

haven't done much muskie fishing

i go to Canada by Red lake/Pakwash Lake for walleyes and northern the first week in June every year. I have always had good luck catching northerns on big 9-12 inch suckers..throw them out there on a slip bobber and wait. you can catch them on casting spoons but not as big. with suckers there from 32 inches to 45 inches. last year in 1 day we caught a 38 inch, 40 inch, 41 inch, 42 1/2 inch, a 44 inch and 45 inch. Best northern fishing for big ones we have ever had..2 of those which came home to mount


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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Wed May 12, 2010 5:29 am

Also, when is the best time to be catching them? For some reason July is musky "Prime Time" from what I remember?
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Wed May 12, 2010 5:50 am

Hodag, I love your idea. Let's get some dates together here! We can set aside our wolf differences for good :oops:

Dan, bring Andrea - let's make this happen!
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Wed May 12, 2010 6:10 am

Muddy don't worry about rods, tackle or boat. You can jump in with me, Dan you can too. Dates ..... Let's figure after the big vacation week in July. What works for everyone, after the 4th week in July, or pick a week in August or early September. Late Sept. might start interfering with someones bowhunting.

Sam, looking forward to the discussion around the fire with maybe a beer in hand. :D

Dan it would be great to have Andrae and anyone else who is interested. Don't be bashfull, it will be a good time.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Wed May 12, 2010 8:18 am

July is sounding good to me. HH, PM me and we can talk about some good puddle options.

Dawny, if you can make it with/without your guy, you have a place in my boat.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Thu May 13, 2010 1:03 am

I can make July/August work, I'll have a lot more free time as I'm taking a year leave of absence from work to try my hand at being a stay at home Dad. #3 pushed daycare into the retarded expensive location.

My vote would be a "long weekend" of Friday thru Sunday, maybe Thursday thru Sunday.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Thu May 13, 2010 7:13 am

I re-read my post....maybe not clear what I originally posted but we should wait until after the 4th of July week. Didn't imply after the 4th week of July. Sorry for any confusion.

Muddy, pick a weekend in July and or August and we'll run with it and see how it affects everyones schedule. For me consider me open from July 8th thru Labor day weekend. As long as I can give the boss (wife) enough notice she'll be fine. :lol: A long weekend isn't a bad idea, Thursday night thru a Sunday departure from Rhinelander. For others that want to head up Friday no problem we can accomadate all schedules.

How far of a drive from IA to Rhinelander? If it helps I will more than likely be in Greenville(Appleton area) and you could park your truck at my place there and ride the remainder to Rhinelander. Up to you, I'm flexible.

Sam, I'll pm you my cell we can then discuss lakes and tatics.

Also, I'm sure Sam will agree with this statement. Only rule I have is all musky are catch and release. By chance if anyone lands a fish that is wall material, a replica is a great option. I have one at the house to view that Lax Taxidermy did and believe looks great. Better than a skin mount. Have a skin mount there to compare from the mid 80's and starting to look rough already. Replicas and a nice picture last a lifetime.

Guys this will be a fun time. If anyone has a boat and wants to try and make this outing, just post away, Sam and I can assist on the water and or mark maps. Don't worry if you think the boat isn't big enough, we will be fishing mostly smaller bodies of water and one lake I have in mind a 14'-16' jon/shallow boat with a 15 hp is perfect and the prefered rig on this water.

If guys want in and no boat, just post and I may/can invite some buddies of mine with boats and Beast members can jump in with them.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Fri May 14, 2010 12:55 am

Uff daa... Iowa City to Rhinelander is just shy of 7 hours, to Appleton 5 1/2 hours.

I'll check with my wife and her schedule, I may have to call in grandma to watch the girls for a day or two so I can get outta Iowa on a Thursday or Friday.

As far as killing a musky, won't happen in my boat. Anything along the lines of walleye or crappie though, is dying as I've not had fresh fillets of either in years.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Boo » Sat May 15, 2010 9:31 am

Wow, this sounds like a fun trip! I do some muskie fishing in Minnesota. I would be in if it is ok and if I am around! Let me know when you guys plan on going.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Tue May 18, 2010 12:40 am

I have been given "the blessing" for a long weekend of Thursday thru Sunday and my wife is checking her work schedule. She is pretty sure she has July 22nd off (Thursday) but I won't know 100% till later today. I'm also going to suggest we try and plan a "back up" date in case of bad weather sometime in August. Anyway, I haven't forgotten about this thread, should have the date nailed down in a day or two.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Tue May 18, 2010 2:08 am

10-4 muddy. Let us know your dates.

Boo, hope to see you there.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Tue May 18, 2010 3:24 am

July 22-25 are my available dates. If those don't work we'll have to do it another year as August my wife will be 36 weeks pregnant, I think I'll stick around Iowa just in case!

My plan is to be on the road by 0700, which puts me up in Appleton around 1 pm I think... maybe later. What will I need to bring other than spare clothes/raingear/coolers/food/beverages/extra$$$?
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Tue May 18, 2010 12:06 pm

Muddy,

July 22-25 it is.

I'll put a list together in a few days....also will pm you my cell and other info.

Sorry for not being 100% ready yet but just shot today...back from the doc and diagnosed with pneumonia. Off of work for the rest of the week. Today was the first day off for sickness in probably 10-12 years. :|
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby dan » Tue May 18, 2010 12:39 pm

Hope you get better Hodag... A wicked case of pneumonia almost killed me 15 years ago...
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Tue May 18, 2010 11:21 pm

Thanks Dan.

Sounds like another good story from "2-cat". :D


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