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Fishing on Lake Elmo

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Can anyone help with fishing for pike or muskie on Lake Elmo. We went out there this monday and nothing....

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There are big pike and muskie in there. It's a really hard lake to fish though because it's deep and clear. I've caught bass out of it, but never a Pike or Muskie. I don't know if others will chime in, but I can tell you to go to Blue Ribbon Bait and talk to Josh. He's got the record tiger-muskie and it came from that lake.

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You need a really long cast and often they're in deep water. Chances are that they often see you long before you see them and have probably followed your lure from a long way. Plus if those pleasure boaters would just not be around, your chances increases a lot in hooking into one of them.

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Thanks for the info, deep divers seem to be the way to go then ???

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Have had lots of success at Elmo in past years. Trolling deep divers 2-8 mph yielded the most fish. Ledgends, Ernies, etc. Mostly Northerns, but also pulled out a 27 inch wally, a tiger about mid 30's inches, and an occasional carp snagging.

The main issue with fishing such a deep lake was reviving fish. most of the fish we caught are suspened in 70 -90 feet, always hitting the lure in the belly, and coming up so fast from those depths affected them greatly. The Pike seemed less "green" and a lot more fragile than that of Minnetonka for instance, possibly becuase of the clear cool water habitat....

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