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The inland water opener is just about always one week earlier than Minnesota -- however, as a long-time resident of Wisconsin, I can say "Opening" in Wisconsin is much less an "event" than in Minnesota because there are so many rivers and bodies of water in Wisconsin that are open virtually year round.

Frankly, I enjoy the hoopla of a Minnesota opener much more than I did in Wisconsin.

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...Clayton ?? what's your favorite mid-eastern Wisconsin musky lake - or - one's you have heard about....thanks....

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Actually, my "favorite" is in southeastern Wisconsin only half an hour from Milwaukee. Pewaukee Lake (near Waukesha) just north of I-94 is a terrific musky lake. And, unusual in Wisconsin, it is one on which you can troll. I've trolled it using planer boards on each side with some success. But, it is hard to beat the old tried and true method of throwing bucktails toward weedlines and structure off the islands and the south point at the narrows. If you have not fished Pewaukee, it's worth the trip. Just don't expect a northwoods environment, or a vast expanse of Leech-like water.

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BIG,

IF YOUR LOOKING FOR MUSKIE THE BEST WATER IN WISCONSIN IS THE CHIPPEWA FLOWAGE. NO CONTEST.

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Koz --

He didn't ask about northern or northwestern Wisconsin -- he specifically wanted an opinion on eastern Wisconsin water. For that heavily populated part of the state there is but one lake I'll go out of my way to fish for muskies -- that's Pewaukee.

If I'm up north, there are over a dozen lakes between Rhinelander and Spooner that will do very nicely.

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CLAYTON,

DIDN'T MEAN TO STEP ON YOUR TOES, IF YOU TOOK IT THAT WAY. I HAVE FISHED ON PEWAUKEE QUITE A BIT AND IT IS A GOOD LAKE BUT IF YOUR GOING TO HEAD ACROSS THE BORDER WHY NOT GO TO THE BEST WATER?????

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......Hey, its nice to hear from Wisconsin
artists of musky fishing.....
...Clayton : the musky area I was talking about was the Danbury area - Yellow Lake....
I'd like to know your lake ideas at Spooner or Rhinelander..........

Also - which resort are you guys going out-of
Chip. Flowage ??? thanxs.......

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Pelican is good, but also heavily fished. For Wis it is a big lake, but small by Minn standards. Out of Rhinelander there's a fun chain of lakes beginning with Moens. It is mostly fished by walleye guys, but holds some nice muskies. Crescent can also produce. One of the best in the Spooner area is Big MacKenzie. 50+ inchers taken every year. Middle MacKenzie is smaller, less pressure, but not as active -- worth a try, however.

Minoqua waters are popular to the extent I don't care to go there. On the Wis-Mich border you can often do very well on Lac Vieux Desert.

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......Koz - which resort or access do you use on the Chippewa??? Near what town??

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