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  1. Muskie-searcher

    full moon

    From my experience the absolute best time to catch a muskie is early in the morning on a day when the sunrise is within an hour or two of either the moonrise or moonset. I get really excited when the sun and moon are pretty much rising together. The hour and a half before and after this is pure gold.
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    Lure Help

    I would be interested in testing your baits. I am chasing muskies three to four days a week with some pretty good success.
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    Define "Camping"

    If you can get there via road, I don't consider it camping. Thats just my opinion though. I agree with people that under certain circumstances a pop-up may be needed, and electricity might be nice, I just wouldn't use the term camping. I think vacationing would be the proper word for this, and vacationing with the family can be a lot of fun.
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    The DOC

    The most common problem people have is their choice of leader. Make sure you are using a single strand jerkbait leader that is longer than the bait you are working. If this still doesn't work, try working your rod tip towards the water instead of directly away from the bait.
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    Slang names & nicknames for fish, gear

    "Sczerbiak" - Walleye "The Queen" - Biggest fish in the lake, usually a muskie "Fish Candy" - Sunfish "Billy Bob" - Bass "Noodled it" - missed the hook set "Norbie" - Northern "Fishing with my brother's kid" - Anytime the fishing buddy snags something, or tangles his line etc.
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    Euro pike pic............Round #2

    Is that the claim to fame of "Lother of the Hill People"?
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    Border Crossing FAQ (including DUI Q/A)

    I know if they run your license they can detect a misdemeanor DUI, but what if you have a passport? My Dad's buddy recently recieved a fourth degree for blowing a .08, but he does already have a passport. What are his chances of getting in?
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    Musky Spin

    I too hold the rod with front cork rather than palming the reel. I feel it actually gives me more control and I have no problem working a jerk bait.
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    best time to come back?

    The later in the year the better. I would say middle of October or later. I have caught some real nice fish in November.
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    70 inch Northern!?!?!?!?!

    Actually I have heard from several sources that the World Record Muskie would be the most valuable fish to catch. Largly in part to it putting to rest all of the arguments about whose record was legit and who was lying etc.... Hopefully I am the one to land a 70 pound muskie from a local swamp.
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    A frog in your throat, literally (pic included)

    I watched a Blue Heron spear and eat a chipmunk once. That would have made a pretty sweet sequence of pictures.
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    Eagle Lake

    Well I am back from Eagle Lake, and what a great lake it is. I stayed at Vermilion Bay Lodge and would recomend it to anybody planning a trip to the area. The owner, Gordon Bastable, is both very friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to fishing this lake. We spent most of our time targeting muskies and we raised some real monsters. A couple of them were pushing the 50 inch mark, with most of them in the 42 to 48 inch range. We were only able to close the deal with a couple of them, but it is still fun to see those big girls. The walleye fishing on Eagle was great. Catching around 10 walleyes an hour was pretty typical for those who could tear themselves away from muskie fishing. We also caught a lot of pike while targeting muskies, with the biggest coming in at around 15 pounds.
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    Eagle Lake Area, Fires

    I also just got back from Eagle and they did have a boating restriction on part of the west arm because of the fire. There was a decent amount of rain in the area on Sunday morning, so hopefully that helped the cause.
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    Eagle Lake

    Well I am back from Eagle Lake, and what a great lake it is. I stayed at Vermilion Bay Lodge and would recomend it to anybody planning a trip to the area. The owner, Gordon Bastable, is both very friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to fishing this lake. We spent most of our time targeting muskies and we raised some real monsters. A couple of them were pushing the 50 inch mark, with most of them in the 42 to 48 inch range. We were only able to close the deal with a couple of them, but it is still fun to see those big girls. The walleye fishing on Eagle was great. Catching around 10 walleyes an hour was pretty typical for those who could tear themselves away from muskie fishing. We also caught a lot of pike while targeting muskies, with the biggest coming in at around 15 pounds.
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    Gigantic Pike

    I believe the fish is real, but it looks like a Prior Lake pike to me. I am guessing it was just super-imposed to keep the likes of toonfish from wasting all of their time trolling Salmo baits on the said Metro Lake.
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