Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Hans

Whitefish Area Muskies

6 posts in this topic

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

probably cedar, wabedo, lttle boy chain would also be a good bet.

later,

toddb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Well I got it done. I got some bolts washers and rubber grommets. I drilled holes in the counter top. then brought the bolt up through it put a 1/2in rubber spacer then a washer and bolted right into the bolt holes where the leg levels went. It looks nice and will be nice not having to put the fridge up and down every time a guy moves the ice castle and should hold fine driving down the road.         Nice exactly what I need to finish the project, so the fridge door doesn't fly open when driving down the road.
    •     https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Multi-Purpose-Appliance-2-Count/dp/B00AS693R2/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1500560852&sr=1-2&keywords=appliance%2Block&th=1
    •   And it has some sort of virus.
    • The boat is getting lots of use,,,, Heading to Algoma july 29th and back to Isle Royale later in august 
    • You're bolting a mini fridge to a countertop but worried that a tie down strap will make it look trashy? OK then.
    • The strong rainfall of the last few weeks was compounded this week with more rain accompanied by high winds, thunder and lightning, as well as several tornado watches across the state. Downed trees and branches and flooding was reported at numerous state properties throughout south western and south central Wisconsin. State park crews were actively clearing roads and trails, and we're expected to have additional updates before the weekend. Anyone planning on visiting a property in these areas is urged to contact the property directly for the latest conditions.Water levels across the state are still elevated and this week's rains means sand bars will likely be in short supply again on the lower Wisconsin River. With the high fast moving water many kayakers and tubers are taking advantage of the situation. A group of kayakers on the Peshtigo River said with the fast water they shaved an hour off the time it normally would take them for a river trip.Wild weather has put a damper on fishing pressure across the state and there are isolated reports of partially submerged fishing piers. Anglers have reported some success for catfish on the St. Croix River and anglers have been having success fishing the Flambeau River for musky, walleye, northern pike and bass. Largemouth bass fishing has picked up with high waters in Dane County rivers and there were reports of an uptick in walleye and perch are coming in from Lake Winnebago. .
    • Well there are a lot of ways to do it.   I'm going to bolt it down through the counter top, using the bolt holes for the leg levels. The idea of using straps and d rigs would look like dump and Be pretty pointless........it would be has much work having to ratchet strap the thing every time I was going to move vs setting it down on the floor. 
    • Yes it is a very good round.
    • I picked up a 6.5 creedmoor in a Kimber Montana last fall for a super lightweight 0-400 yard deer/antelope gun.  It is definitely the hot "new" cartridge in shooting circles due to the really good ballistics and low recoil.  And extreme accuracy.  I doubt the cartridge is going anywhere any time soon.  Virtually all the big manufacturers are building one now.  
  • Our Sponsors