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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Wed May 19, 2010 1:17 am

Sounds good, if we're potentially staying in a house that'd be great as hotels can get expensive. Will also allow an easy way to get rid of stink. I'm quite excited for this, I've never gone on an out of state fishing trip other than a fairly lame charter on lake michigan.

No pressure. ;)


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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Wed May 19, 2010 6:08 am

Muddy,
The plan is to stay at my house that is for sale, granted if it's not sold by then. Pretty unlikly it's gone, even with an offer soon the closing date could drag on.....good for us. House has (3) showers, no furniture(we won't need any inside)stove, refridge and microwave. Gas grill outside may or may not be there (wife is hounding me to take it to Greenville)

(3) bedroom house with a queen bed in master bedroom, futon mattress only, no frame, in one room and the other has a queen size air mattress. More than welcome to bring additional air beds or what ever to sleep with, set up in the living room or where ever. House has central air for the muggy weather.

If you like, bring a few small rods for perch/bluegill fishing. Walleye are not my game but we can try for some, but can't promise anything there. Musky, you will catch one but it will/could be work. Moon phases look coropertive for that weekend. May get a musky the first afternoon....may take 2 days of hard fishing. You tell me what you want to do. I plan on catching some fish for a fish fry.....highly doubt we don't, but back up plan I have fish up there we can fry up. Bring what you want for other food, I figure burgers or brats and a meal or two at local taverns. Drinks, I'll have a beer or two in the boat but mostly water and gatoraide if it's hot. Bring what you like to drink around the fire at night.

To bring: Rain gear, sunglasses are a must and polarized are better, sunscreen and a fishing license. Clothes, it's Wisconsin...could be 90 plus degrees during the day and 40's at night, please plan accordingly. Light sleeping bag or blanket to lay on beds....I have some at the house but don't what we have for a count yet. Towels would be nice too. Some there but again if a dozen guys show they can go fast in a weekend.

I plan on jumping around to a few different lakes to let you see a variety, give you some options for the following days. Other boats can follow or fish differant lakes they know. Meet at the house or tavern for a quick one at night. Should be a loose schedule. For me, weather will dictate lake choices for the day and duration spent there, but speak up if you want to see new water. Muddy I figure it's your trip, when you're up there and you get your bearings you can make some suggestions and I'll try my best to accomadate.

Looking forward to July 22nd.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Wed May 19, 2010 8:22 am

I have what I need for equipment for walleye or panfish, but what I really want to catch is a musky. I know they're work so I'm anticipating lots of casting for nothing, hopefully one will strike though. Also have all the equipment as far as clothes and camping stuff.

For working my entire life in fishery biology I am scared to death of water, I likely won't be drinking anything but water until we're on dry land. Do you have comfortable life jackets? If not I'll bring my own as drowning is not on my list of things to try. Polarized glasses and sunscreen are a must as well, I had 3 minor cancerous cells cut off my neck 2 months ago so I'll be wearing long sleeves, long pants, and a gigantic sombrero type hat...basically It'll look like you hijacked an 85 year old grandma out of her garden and took her fishing with you I think.

As we get closer to the date we'll get more specific stuff nailed down, all I know is that my crosshairs are on musky, and musky only.

If you provide fish for a fish fry I will be your friend for life and will elevate you to "semi privileged" status for if you ever decide to hunt Iowa. ;)
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Thu May 20, 2010 4:22 am

Muddy, quit sounding weird. :lol:

Fish Ski's, everything else is just bait. . .

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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Thu May 20, 2010 7:28 am

Sam Ubl wrote:Muddy, quit sounding weird. :lol:



Tried that once, didn't pan out, see you in July potentially.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Fri May 21, 2010 12:52 am

Is the Rhinelander Brewery still open? I've heard absolute horror stories on how awful that beer is... I'd like to sample a bottle and see if they're true.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Fri May 21, 2010 6:25 am

Was closed for 30 plus years, maybe longer....just opened up recently.

See the link below. I haven't tried any...yet.

http://www.rhinelanderbrewery.com/news.html

One other bar downtown is a micro-brewery, another cool stop.
Minocqua has a micro also. We will have a little night life also Muddy, if you like. 8-) ;)

Saddly Boom Bay Bar is gone, so no stopping there. :lol:
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Fri May 21, 2010 8:10 am

I'm not much for night life, but I will go out of my way for a quality micro brewery.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Dewey » Fri May 21, 2010 6:28 pm

Hodag Hunter wrote:
Saddly Boom Bay Bar is gone, so no stopping there. :lol:

Weasel's is not THAT far away from Rhinelander!! ;)
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:18 am

Muddy,

How is the weekend of July 22 thru the 25th still looking for you?

Don't panic, but if we can change the weekend up or down as a wedding just popped up that I should go to. Please notice I said "should" ......doesn't mean I have to if your 100% committed to that weekend. Fishing weekend is still #1 priority but if your schedule is slightly flexable on the home front let me know.

Fish are moving good with the early warm-up. Last weekend hit a lake I plan on fishing with you and did quite nice. Caught a 33" and 37" with (2) others hooked and lost with one being a botched net job. (fishing by myself) Also had two solid other hits and caught (2) keeper pike. All in 4.5 hours of fishing. It's not always that good, sometimes we work for them like most other lakes but on average catch at least one fish a trip out there.....record in my boat is 5 in one day for that lake.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby tresleggos » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:16 pm

did someone say weasels!!!
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:38 am

No more peeler bars for me, waaay to much trouble. At the establishment and when a guy gets home. :lol:

For those still interested, weekend is still planned for July 22nd thru the 25th. Fish are heating up.....Sam you been up here yet this year?

Just post away who may want to attend.

So far Muddy and I.

I know there are other members here who chase these stupid fish. Any more takers for the scheduled weekend?
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby dan » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:48 am

I might be interested.. Not sure yet.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:16 pm

If need be, we can fish 3 out my boat. 3rd spot is reserved for you Dan, if your in.
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Re: musky/northern fishing

Unread postby muddy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:30 am

Been busy here at home so I'm not online as much anymore but I'm still planning to come up Thursday and hopefully be there by 3 pm or so. Fish Friday/Saturday return Sunday.

This stay at home dad business is a lot busier than regular work, but I still managed to yank 3 stands and get 2 reset for the fall. :mrgreen:
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