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Muskie Fishing???

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Anyone been out muskie fishing on west okoboji lately??? Thinking about coming down on Wednesday.

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I was out Sat got a 30" is all, been slow for us as of late. Winds are exceeding 50mph today and wind forcasted next couple days. Good luck.

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Temps 56 and steady fish were found near the breaks. Stuck to fishing less than ideal spots due to the wind, couldnt get to our good spots. Big wades and mag dawgs ripped hard worked well for us.

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Cool. Love throwing the big baits. Coming down for sure. I just got back from northern minnesota. Spent 4 days up there and didn't see a single muskie. Caught a bunch of pike, one was 37". All the lakes up there recently turned over. So I'm sure that had something to do with it.

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With the forcasted temps and forcasted wind don't be surprised if West is in turnover in the next few days also. some signs of it happening already with the dirty water and floating veg. Spirits in the 40's may be a better place to try if your not moving anything on West. Let me know how you do i wont make it back out till Saturday.

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I was wondering if i was going to see you this year. I'll be out Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday for sure so if you see my green ranger stop by and i'll tell you what i know.

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Hey man, how's it going?? I changed my plans, I'm coming down tomorrow morning. Going to be on West Okoboji all day Tuesday and part of the day on Wednesday. I'm sure I'll run into you somewhere on the lake. Hoping the muskies are active, My trip last week up north sucked. Need to catch a few more muskies before the end of the season......

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I have to work but i should be on the water around 2:30 i'll probably start in smiths bay. It's been a good year but it's hard to tell what this big blow and cold might do to them. some parts of the lake had already turned over and i'm pretty sure the rest turned this weekend. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

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HuskyMusky, so how'd you do on Tuesday? I fished until dark, didn't see anymore fish. Just that one in the morning. I did try Spirit yesterday for a while. I got a late start because my girlfriend was having problems with her car. Fished until about 5 and didn't see anything. Tried everything. Oh well, I'm hoping to come back down for a day next week....maybe Wednesday, depending on the weather.

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I fished smiths and emerson Tuesday never seen a fish but yesterday a friend and i seen 3 with one being a very nice fish. seen them on bulldawgs and jerk baits, not real active but they will be one of these next days. If you come down next week let me know. Thanks for the imformation on Spirit.

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Glad you guys left a few for me grin Off work at 4 on Friday will be casting ( depending on wind) the north bay by 4:30. I got a score to settle with a 50+ I lost last month.

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Did you make it out on Friday???? Find that 50"er??? grin Hope you left her for me. I'm planning on coming down again on Wednesday, depending on the wind/weather.

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I know where shes at just getting her to eat again has been the problem. Total for today between 4 guys in 3 boats was 14 follows 3 pike caught.

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