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Heading to Amery to visit friends and do some fishing...probly on the Apple River Flowage...I thought i read somewhere its not the Musky fishery it once was...anybody know if this is a good place for Muskies? Not looking for any hot spots, just wondering out loud...probly do some pan fishing for the kids too....any replys would be greatly appreciated...thanx

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Plenty of panfish there, the kids will have fun. My last outing there for skis I saw four fish so they are definitely in there. None of them were particularly big, but you should expect to see some action.

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Bone lake used to be the place to go. I haven't been up there in 8 years but the dnr have managed that lake with successful results and the muskies were booming.

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The muskies are small in the Apple but abundant. If you wanted to catch one that is where I would go. Hard to go wrong in any of the area lakes for panfish.

I would expect this year to be a down one for Bone due to the high number of fish speared this past winter. I've heard over 200 muskies were taken and lots of 45"+ fish. The DNR does a good job with this lake but they have no control of the spearing harvest.

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I've never been to the Apple, but will be up in Milltown this weekend. I'm interested in giving the flowage a try myself. Where's the best place to launch your boat?

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The one on River Shore Lane is your best bet. Limited turn-around and parking but it's never been an issue.

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Nick, thanks for the info on the ramp. I'll post an update on how we do if we hit the river.

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Dang, just found out there is a Musky tournament this weekend on that and the other muskie lakes in Polk county. I'll have to compete with others for a parking spot and fishing spots. Maybe I'll stick to walleye this weekend...

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Head up to Bear Trap or Wapogasset for pannies and walleye.

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Wapogasset has been on my list for a while to try. Bear Trap looks like it might be a fun lake to try. Wish me luck.

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Ended up just staying on our lake as most of my guests were just looking to drink and play cards. So, I never hit any of the above lakes. Maybe later this year I'll give one of them a shot.

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