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  1. Reef Runner

    South Lake - Minden

    Both Largemouth and Smallmouth as well as perch in the lake. If you're fishing with the kiddos bring worms and set them up under a float so it's a more interactive experience watching the float go down.
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    29,000 year old fishing equipment found

    History rocks! lol cool find. Wonder how fishing was back then.
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    HUGE muskie

    Without any measurements talk of world record is fruitless, me thinks that was a click bait move. Fish had Shoulders! Nice fish regardless! I've had to bear hug a slimmer or two in my day. It isn't "proper" handling but it happens, worse if he dropped the big girl. Looks like the fish swam away healthy. That's a dandy fish Lew, super clean.
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    Moon River Basin

    Some clean looking smallies. Thanks for the report!
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    Trying to improve on Balsam this year

    Working South Bay slow (1-1.5mph) with a worm harness will get you eyes and the incidental musky; depending which way the wind is blowing the bait will stack up in saddles drop-offs. If you have a graph you can see eyes hugging bottom. I've done well for pike/musky burning safety pin style spinner baits from the middle of the canal towards shore/islands through Mitchell, chartreuse and white and I usually tie on a stinger hook. The weeds get thick but they bury themselves and explode through the veg at times. Remember to figure 8, some of those ski's really like to follow or just appear from under the boat. Funny enough, my biggest eye from Balsam (29incher) came from trolling a jointed believer.
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    Ontario fires

    Good to hear Akri. The lady at the little shop above the launch at Key river was always pleasant and hospitable. On a long haul back down to Toronto they let us check into one of their cabins after hours just left the lights on for us to lay our heads down and settle up in the morning. Good folks out that way!
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    Ontario fires

    Very sad to see. Pickerel and the French were my yearly getaways later into fall for ski's. Rented a nice cabin on the Key just last summer. Hope all in the community are fairing as best they can.
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    Walleye in FMZ17

    Of all the K lakes my home lake c a na l has seen the worst drop in eyes IMO. I've been there since '95 and even back then it wasn't a hot lake for them but they could be had on cranks and incidentals. Was reading in the "good ol' days" this place was an eye factory. Since '95 I've witnessed the pike move in, few years the pike were the dominant species, nowadays the sort of died down and it's become of soup of thick vegetation, panfish and bass. I've even caught bowfin in there which tells you how soupy it's become. They drop the water level in the fall quite a bit, mix in the pike, roaming carp and abundance of opportunistic pannies and the outcome is I can't buy an eye from here in the past 6-7 years. I always think maybe they's really tight in the veg where they cant be picked up on electronics so it makes them impossible to target, they went extinct in the lake or I really suck (which is a great possibility lol). But a slot on this lake wouldn't helpme thinks this is one of those lakes that eyes become only fairy tales.
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    AKRISONERS - Semi Annual Year in Review 2018

    Nice shootin. Thanks for the report.
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    Musky opener....how was it?

    Awesome pic! Was on a Western Zone 17 lake. Nothing to show but a few pike snot rockets. Temps were mid 60s. Reef
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    Advice on Horn Lake (Burks Falls Area)

    Brief report on my weekend up at Horn Lake... It was COOOOLLLLLD and windy, making yak voyages short. Despite the advice of the contributors to this post, lakers and whitefish were no where to be had. Most co-operative were the pumpkin seed, a dink perch and a couple of quarter pounder OOS smallies. Did stumble upon a few shoots of wild asparagus close to the cabin which made it's way to the table one evening.
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    Swimbaits for Pike

    I've been using 5-6 inch shad style swim baits past year with success. Berkley Powerbait Flatback Shad or a YUM Money Minnow. If I want to twitch the bait higher up in the water column and let it flutter I'll rig it on straight worm Wide-gap 5/0. Get it down farther with a 3/8 ounce jog head up to 1 or 2 ounces if you want to get it down to the bottom. Make sure your hooks are heavy gage. I've had bad luck with the prepacked swim bait rigs, straightened hooks and what not. You'll also want to tie on a quality leader for the toothy critters. Reef
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    Advice on Horn Lake (Burks Falls Area)

    Yup, regs say Lakers open 3rd Sat. in May - none between 40-55cm.
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    Advice on Horn Lake (Burks Falls Area)

    Thanks Garnet. Going to rig my salty holder just for trollin'. Good tip.
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    Advice on Horn Lake (Burks Falls Area)

    Awesome vid Ohio! Those smallies will be OOS but glad to see the pumpkinseed stacked like cord wood