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We are putting together a bachelor party for a buddy and will be staying a weekend on Whitefish Chain. The groom to be has expressed his wish to try fishing muskies. What are the closest lakes to Whitefish that would have a reasonable chance of seeing or catching a few muskies? Thanks.

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Best bets are going to be Alexander, Cedar or Mille Lacs. The river is always a very good option as well.

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I have seen many in Clamshell on the bottom of the chain. Used to stay up there in a cabin every summer a few years ago. Key is to use a snoopy pole and crawler off the dock. Seen about 2 monsters lost this way. North of the islands on the NE side of Clamshell. If not muskies they were very large pike.

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Appreciate the feedback guys. Here is some more info just to further paint the picture...I usually fish walleyes but being the “research guy” of the group they put it on me to find a lake to try to see a couple muskies. The only musky I personally have ever seen was one my girlfriend caught while bobber fishing walleyes on Mille Lacs, so I really don’t expect to catch one myself just on one weekend trip. The groom and a couple guys in the wedding party however are hardcore musky guys and seem to know what they are doing as the last few weekends they have each boated a couple (nice pics) and it sounds like they see a decent number also. We would have 3-4 boats and all boats are deep at least 17 foot so big water wouldn’t be a problem. I am familiar with both Leech and Mille Lacs but was trying to find something a bit smaller and closer to the cabin on Whitefish in case the bottle bass are biting better for those guys and somebody gets seasick, or sick of casting (possibly me-haha!). The rest of the weekend we will be looking for walleyes on Whitefish. I have never been on whitefish so any suggestions there would also be appreciated. Thanks again.

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The closest lakes to the Whitefish Chain are to your north. The Longville Lakes have muskies in them, although they are not necessarily easy to catch!

For action, I would try Baby. It has a good population of smaller fish that typically have a better attitude. Others that have Musky are Wabedo, Little Boy, Mann, Woman, and Inguadona.

Good luck,

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