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I might try it this weekend if the eyes arent biting.. Only fished for em once out there though and i had minimal success. Might have to try fishing some deeper water now that the water is so warm..

Good luck

Ryan

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One guy in our camp said last weekend was their best in a couple years. Not sure where he was fishing, or what he was useing though.

I did see a rod he was useing that had a big white twister tail in some sort of a spinner looking rig. Can you tell I know nothing about muskie???

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LOL thanks for the attempt Don. I tried it last year but only raised one on a big weedbed and got a few little pike.

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I think it was more of an in-line type spinner? Black with the white twister tail. Anyway, that one's pretty, I'm sure that's important. crazygrin

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Maybe a beastteaser stinger then. Really you can't go wrong muskie fishing, somedays they'll eat a painted 2x4 and others they want to chase 4" senko's...

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That sure could be it????...maybe...

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Is there any truth to a rumor I heard? I was told there was a huge muskie die off on yellow lake this year.

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Is there any truth to a rumor I heard? I was told there was a huge muskie die off on yellow lake this year.

Doubtful. The DNR has cut the stocking in about half on Yellow Lake over the past 12 +/- years, so the population is definitely down from what it used to be, which is unfortunate. Claiming a "die off" sounds like someone trying to come to conclusions without looking at the obvious real reason for a decline in the population.

Aaron

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