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  1. My favorite is some sort of cisco patter, blue/clear or blue and white, blue/gray...
  2. I have had alot of success on dawgs in my boat.. Here is a common mistake I will see and that I remind everyone who is new to using a bulldawg.. Set the hooks hard on the lightest tap... You do not feel the bone crushing strikes that you get from a topwater or bucktail on a dawg.. Keep you line tight at all times, even the slightest tap on the light should get a hook set.. Believe me, if you are not catching muskies on a dawg, you are doing something wrong! Work the rod straight down, keep yourself square to the bait, keep your line tight and look for the slightest taps.. You will put more fish in the boat...
  3. I know I personally get sick of having northerns destroy my bulldawgs when musky fishing... If I were to only pick one lure for northern fishing it would be a regular bulldawg.. If I were to only pick one lure for musky fishing it would be a magnum bulldawg.. Lure can be fished in any situation at any speed, and fish love to eat them... Learn to repair them and keep several extras, because some lures will catch 10 fish before they are destroyed and sometimes it only takes one littel 20" northern to destroy the lure...
  4. In my opinion, Mille Lacs is a tough lake in June, but I will still be there chasing those fish.. If I did not have a shack on Mille Lacs, I think I would head to Mantrap on opener...
  5. Just my opinion... If I were driving 3 hours, I would hold off and go to the show in Blaine, MN in March.. The show at Medina is small, probably not worth a 3 hour drive... That is soley my opinion...
  6. Stratosman, The fish is claimed to have been caught on the same day as the 50 pounder caught row trolling.. Same day, different fish... I guess I believe this story as much as the story of the guy claiming to have found a 41" walleye washed up on the shore of Mille Lacs.. I am still waiting to see those pictures, and I am sure everyone will be waiting a while to see the pics of this new world record... Hopefully I am wrong, but I would bet it is not real...
  7. AHL are great lures... You'll love the 8'6" avid for casting dawgs, I used one all year this year.. I am having a 8'10" built this year...
  8. Silly girl, bulldawgs, mag. hogwoobler, legend perch and a pacemaker.. If your new, don't spend lots of wasted time and money searching for that new secret lure.. Concentrate on the basics of musky fishing... I.E.. Sharp hooks, blades spinning when the bucktail hits the water, good boatside figure 8's , circles, L's... Just speaking from experience and alot of wasted money when I first started.. The 5 lures stated above all catch fish, and is what I use about 95% of the time..
  9. Thank you for the suggestion.. I am use to using long rods for musky fishing, 8'6" or laonger.. I also generally fish walleyes with longer rods.. With musky fishing there are many advantages to using longer rods.. The suggestion above is only 6'6", which seems very short.. Is there any advantages to using shorter rods? I guess I expected a med, fast action 8' rod, but I am not walleye expert by any means.. Just want to understand why such a short rod... Thanks for the input...
  10. I generally only fish muskies, but after purchasing a shack on Mille Lacs, I have found myself being entertained by the walleyes in May and June, till the ski's start biting.. Anyhow, I would like to add a nice lindy rig rod to my boat this year.. What would be some suggestions for a great lindy rig rod and reel.. Quality is much more important than saving a few dollars, so I am willing to spend between $200 and $400... Any suggestions???? Also does anyone use braided no stretch line for lindy rigging, to be able to feel the fish bite better? Like I said, I am new to the walleye world, and I think the way the fish bit on Mille Lacs this year, that lake made anyone look like they knew what they were doing...
  11. I am replacing 5 reels this winter, price is not as important as quality, although I can not bring myself to purchasing 5 Shimano reels that cost $350/reel. Does anyone have any experience with the new Abu Record with the power handle? How about any other higher end reels that people have had good luck with.. I need a very dependable reel, with a great drag system, smooth, etc..
  12. I bought 1 Daiwa Millionaire last year and 3 this year, and every single reel has been sent back to Diawa for repair.. All 4 reels have worn out, and instead of fixing the reels, I received a bill for the repairs (Approx. $100).. Their customer service department said that due to excessive use they wore out and they do not cover them under warranty.. Keep in mind, I am not a guide, rarely do others use my rods and reels and in 1 year I wore out 3 millionaires and in 2 years had another wear out and this is my fault?? I fish approximately 30-40 hours per week from June till November.. Do the math, 6 months times 4 weeks per month times 40 hours per week = about 1000 hours divided by 4 reels is 250 hours per worn reel... These reels are around $215, I know I will not be buying another Daiwa reel...
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