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October - December 2001



Submitted: Dec 12, 2001 at 03:53 by the Rocketman

How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
We Sucked Completely!!

We went fishing on Sunday, 12/09/01 from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. Clair/C11, for Muskies. It was clear, 45 F and the wind was NW 5-10 mph. The last few days the weather was stable. The water temperature was 45 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water color was muddy brown, visability was less than 1 foot, and we were fishing in 17 foot deep water.

We went 0 for 0 today. Well, it could have been worse. At least we didn't lose a rod or break anything. At least we didn't run out of ice and the brewskis didn't get warm. At least it didn't rain or snow or sleet or do anything else meteorologically obnoxious on us. We did mark fish fairly decently and got to get some quality fishin' dues paid, and there's still one last Saturday left.....



Dec 10, 2001 22:00



Submitted by catfish who fished Anchor Bay on 12/8/01

The fish were snapping. We missed sadly enough what might have been the best of the day which wasnt a Hawg anyways- by the sound of it. Bob ( From the Peqoud ) expertly navigated us over the active fish (why troll over the inactive ones !!!!) and we went 7 for 8. 3 dinks, 2 low forty inch fish, and two baitfish- pike. Hot colors were firetiger AND silver/ black on the boards. No weight/ 2 oz and 15-25 feet. And the goldhead nils on the boat rod. 8 ozs and 12 feet. We were working mudlines 8-11 feet of water on every fish. When the water cleared up - Bob quit driving over active fish !!!! I dont know why - I told him I didnt mind unhooking fish ?? We fished from approx. 9:30 - just after dark. The first hit came before I had my boards wet !! But no Hawgs. I fired Anchor Bay and went to the South channel Sunday looking for the pig. Water temp was 44-47 degrees and we had a East- North East wind. Something like that. Anyways catch a fatty and let her grow !!! Good luck

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Dec 10, 2001 19:51



Submitted by Catfish who fished S. Channel on 12/9/01

Fished from 10 am to about 6:30 pm. Water was cloudy - just about perfect. North wind changing to North West 5-10 maybe. Perfect for one of those hawgs in the south channel to make my year but NOOOOOOOO. Went 2 for 3. Both fish were 41-43 inches ( lard asses) on board rods -no weight and about 30 feet of line, on 10" in firetiger pattern and a rip on a silver Nills ( boat rod 8 oz and 15feet.)Worked 10- 18 feet of water. Had the pleasure of meeting the Rocketman and crew - Bruce and John at the launch afterwards. CPR - Goodluck - not much time left.

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Dec 10, 2001 19:30



Submitted by Catfish who fished 9 mile on 12/ 10/01

Marked some serious schools of bait between 9 mile and 10 mile in 17ft of water out toward the channel Sunday night. So I figured, I would pound the hell out of the area during day light hours and catch Mr. Fat - but it didnt work out. Fished from 9:30 t0 1:30 pm. 1 rip on a boat rod . 8 0z and about 12 feet of line. Gold head nils. The hit came in 11 feet of water no where near the bait north east of the coast guard station on the working the break line. Back in the skunk tank.

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Dec 9, 2001 17:23



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St Clair Dumps and GPYC on 12/8/01

We went fishing on Saturday, 12/08/01 from 10:30 pm until 5:30 PM at St. Clair Dumping Grounds and GPYC. It was mostly cloudy, upper 30s and the wind was North around 10-15 mph. The wind was strong when we got there but subsided to moderate around 3:30. The last few days the weather was unstable. The water temperature was 45 F and there were 2 foot waves. The water color was brown, visability was minimal, and we were fishing in 12-16 foot deep water. Barometer was dropping from 30.04 to 29.95. We went 0 for 0 today. I think the water color was a problem, right off the bat I didn't feel good about it but with only a week left, you just got to go for it.

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Dec 9, 2001 17:13



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair - Puce on 12/4/02

We went fishing on Tuesday, 12/04/01 from 12:15 pm until 5:15 PM at St. Clair Dumping Grounds and Puce. It was mostly sunny, mid 50s and the wind was SW around 10-15 mph. The wind was strong when we got there but subsided to moderate. The last few days the weather was stable. The water temperature was 45 F and there were 2 foot waves. The water color was silty blue, visability was 2-3 feet, and we were fishing in 12-15 foot deep water. Barometer was around 30.09 and steady. We went 1 for 1 today. We got a 42.5", 18 lber. The fish came on a Zitfrog TX on a PB at 25', 4 oz. The fish was at 5:00 pm and was down by the Puce. We had started in the dumps. Not sure what when wrong as conditions seemed fantastic. Heard two other boats on the radio and one was 0 for 2 and one was 0 for 0. Seems like anytime you skip out of work it is a bust.

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Dec 9, 2001 10:25



Submitted by Aquadesiac who fished Dumps on 12/5/01

Fishing from 930 til 3pm. Started north of dumps trolled down SW of dumps toward rive mouth. Only two of us so we decided to run the divider line and avoid the authorities that have been out. Went 2 for 4 with a couple of little pigs landed. Both fish landed were about 37" and 39" and looked to be about 8 months pregnant. Beautiful big bellies on these fish now. Weather was tremendous getting up to 67 degrees. I forgot it was December but not having any boats or bugs on the water helped remind me. All the action came on the boards. We had three fish hit between 1045 and 11 SW of dumps. 1 for 2 on WB Perch Nils at 2 and 40. 1 for 2 on YB Perch Lapmaster at 1 and 60. The action seemed to be on the deep side. Decided to take the boat out til next year so best of luck to the remainder of you guys still pounding away and Happy Holidays.

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Dec 9, 2001 08:32



Submitted by brad who fished western shoreline-spillway on 12-08-01

fished weastern shoreline from gpyc-spillway north wind 5-10mph very cold,but with just 8 days left you gotta take what you get.water was extremly dirty.went 1 for 2 and a bonus fish of a lifetime!!! 35"muskie washrod 5'-10 oz green fingerlink,and the bonus fish.we were in the spillway 13' deep and spotted a giant log,so i ran the board about 10' away from it just as the line was passing the log the outside rod went off.we knew we it was no snag cause the line was running right to left.a half hour later my buddy chriss finally got it to the top of the water so i could net it.55" topped out our scale so it was over 50lbs stergeon.some people say thier ugly but we thought it was the prettiest thing we seen all year.took some pics then released it, pic will be posted at gander mountains in taylor on trophy board this week.i will be fishing most of the last week probaly 11-4 so if anyone out thier wants a fishing report anytime i'm out catch me on 22 good luck BRAD.

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Dec 5, 2001 23:44



Submitted by Catfish who fished West end on 12/5/01

Back in the skunk tank. Fished from about 8:30 to 1pm. Not a rip, snag, or anything. West side of the channel was dirty. Water on the Canadian side was cloudy - just perfect I thought. Wind was perfect- good chop out of the south. The fish just didnt seem to appreciate my offerings. I was dealing with some stuck up fish and I am not happy. They will pay. Bait was scattered. Oh yes- I think I lost 5 lbs do to me dressing like it was Dec. or something ? Congrats ROCKETMAN on the 50" release.

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Dec 4, 2001 01:11



Submitted by catfish who fished Anchor Bay on 12/2/01

Went 6 for 6 Sunday, 1-5:30 pm, It was nice to avenge the Skunk but I made Chuck Lowe ( Chuck the Duck- Specialist) do all the work. NO HAWGS -damn. Water was real cloudy- Chuck said silty green to real dirty. Chuck navigated us in and out of the dirt lines and we scored a few. All the fish came from 9-11 feet. There was a good South chop on the water. 44 in, 43 in, 38 in and a couple of 31 inchers oh yea and a giant 24 inch northern ( bait !!). I believe 3 on gold head nills, 8 oz and 13 feet boat rod . Then one on crackle, strght, 10 in believer- one on silver and black nils - and one on a walleye pattern all off the boards 2- 0z or no weight and 15-20ft with a long leader.

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Dec 3, 2001 11:26



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair on 12/2/02

We went fishing on Sunday, 12/02/01 from 10:45 AM until 5:45 PM at St. Clair Dumping Grounds. It was mostly sunny, 45 F and the wind was S 5-10 mph. The last few days the weather was windy. The water temperature was 45 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water color was silty green, visability was 1-2 feet, and we were fishing in 12-15 foot deep water. Barometer was around 30.27 and steady. We went 4 for 6 today. We got a 43", 18 lber, two 40"'s and a 33". We lost one that sounded good but we never saw and also lost about a 33" near the boat (angler error). All of the caught fish and the loss we didn't see came on a WBS Bluefrog TX on a PB at 25', 4 oz. The small one we lost was on a Helin Frog J10 Wiley at 12 oz, 15 feet. We got stopped by the OPP right in front of the Rocketman about 12 noon and we were running 8 lines (4 guys) but we were in Michigan and after showing them my GPS that had a map built in and then using their GPS along with their map they concluded that we were indeed in Michigan, although very close to the border. They said we were okay and let us go. We were 2 for 3 in Michigan waters having a hit about 11:30 and then one about 12:30 and then about 1:30. Around 3:30 we moved down towards the Puce and we 2 for 3 down there with one at 4:20 and two at about 4:45.

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Submitted: Dec 2, 2001 at 23:06 by the Rocketman

How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
Awesome!!!

I went fishing on Sunday, 12/02/01 from 11:45 AM until 6:00 PM at St. Clair/C11, for Muskies. It was mostly sunny, 50 F and the wind was S 5-10 mph. The last few days the weather was windy. The water temperature was 46 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water color was silty green, visability was 1-2 feet, and I was fishing in 16 foot deep water.

I went 2 for 3 today and I got the biggest one, a 50 inch Muskie that went for a DogTurd Terminator TX fished on a board. Overall the hottest set-up was a board at 30 feet and 2 ounces and the action was deep.

I went alone again because my crew was set up to go Saturday but the weather wasn't co-operating then. Well, it was sure nice enough today. There was a lot of Canadian authority action so I stuck to the good ole USA side and was lucky enough to find some fish in the western dumps. About 2:00 I had a screaming rip on a TX Steelhead on a downrod but it got off before I got the rod out of the holder. Then 3 hours of lure washing and I was starting to think the Muskie God(ess)forgot all about me. She must have remembered me at 5:00pm because right then both my rods went off at the exact same time. A TX KB Bluefrog on the downrod got a nice 41" but the board rod had a lot nicer fish. 50" x 33lbs weighed on my chatillion. It hit an old nasty chewed-up DogTurd TX running about 30/2 on the end of the board. Thank You Muskie God!!!!!



Nov 28, 2001 17:10



Submitted by Catfish was skunked who fished dump on 11/28/01

Skunkola- Two rips - one on a boat rod, 8 oz and 15ft, dark frog Nils and one on walleye pattern, board rod, 25feet with no weight. Water was dirty to real cloudy. Beautiful day -overcast with 5-10 mph winds out of the North- northwest. Wish the fish would have appreciated it !!! CPR

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Nov 27, 2001 22:23



Submitted by Catfish who fished Webster Lk. , IN. on Nov 21 and 23

Not very good but went 1/3 on a quickstrike rig 20 feet down off a board- 45 inches. Missed a dink on a glide bait and had another pick up on my quickstrike rig but he dropped it. There was a good breeze out of the south - south east. Day two provided me with an East wind - no pick ups on suckers but 14 follows all between 3:30 and 5:30 pm. I couldnt get them to pull the trigger on the figure eight. I have caught so many there on the figure eight -it about drove to the Gentlmans club !!It would have been more productive !!!Didnt here of much being caught. Oh well a nice trip and got to see family for the holiday. Good luck- CPR.

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Nov 27, 2001 22:04



Submitted by catfish who fished Georgian Bay on Nov. 17,18,19

NO HAWGS- Just a mid 30 inch fish on a countdown glide bait. YB perch working a twenty foot hump coming off into 50 feet off water. Casted most of the time and banged some rock.The bait was deep during the day. At night the lake herring were spawning. Water was 45-46 degrees. It was a nice trip although the hawg eluded us.

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Nov 27, 2001 21:53



Submitted by catfish who fished Bell River on 11/16/01

Another one fish day. Water was cloudy 49 degrees. Popped a 45 incher in the wash on a funky colored 8 - 10 inch straight Woody. Funky colored Org and Brown- cream belly?? Who knows what they call it. Had another rip on a board rod 4 oz 3 passes on a straight crackle believer. Marked good fish out on the flat they then moved off the break -deeper. Fished for 3-4 hrs- spent the early part of the day checking for bait.

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Nov 27, 2001 21:34



Submitted by Catfish who fished Dump on 11/26/2001

Fished from 8:00 till 1:00. Went 1/1. Walleye pattern - board rod 24 feet 2 oz. Water temp 46 degrees. Clarity was pretty dirty but seemed to be clearing up from Sundays winds. Fish was caught in approx 11 feet of water.The fish was no hawg 45 inches but looked as though he just swallowed a football !!! I love the fall!! I thought he was going to crap all over my boat !!! This came at about 8:20 while I was just getting my rods out. I thought I was going to hammer them but-- NO-- that was it for the day. Maybe Wed !!! Catch a hawg and let em Go !!

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Submitted: Nov 27, 2001 at 21:22 by the Rocketman

How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
Kinda Sucked!

We went fishing on Friday, 11/23/01 from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM at St. Clair/C16, for Muskies. It was mostly sunny, 60 F and the wind was SE 5-10 mph. The last few days the weather was warming. The water temperature was 46 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water color was silty blue, visability was 1-2 feet, and we were fishing in 14 foot deep water.

We went 1 for 1 today. Bruce got the biggest one, a 41 1/2 inch Muskie that went for a WBS Bluefrog Terminator T3 fished on a board. Overall the hottest set-up was a board at 30 feet and 2 ounces and the action was mid-depths.

Once again slow action for Team Slimetime. The weather was ideal for fishing. We spent a long time up tight against the west shore running a bunch of every color but never did mark them good. The water color ranged from perfect to muddy. We tried all depths from 9 to 16 feet and nothing happened at all. Finally, the Grim Reaper threw us a bone and told us where he was. We pulled rods and went over there and set up again and about 1/2 hour later we got the 1 for 1. We possibly had another hit but it was on a TX on a downrod and it could have hit bottom. If it matters the color on that one was Pixie Dust Steelhead. At least Bruce had a good time with his 41 1/2". It was a nice fat one and he said it was his best fight of the year (so far - 'cause we aren't done yet).



Nov 25, 2001 08:57



Submitted by Osprey who fished Far west end of St Clair on Sat Nov. 24

Very windy out of the SE. Water temp was 46 degrees and had dirtyed up alot from yesterday considering we hadn't had any onshore winds. Visibility was about 16". Was fishing with my oldest son ( 8yrs ). He's looking for his 1st 30lber. His largest to date was 25 1/2. Fishing was kinda slow. Thought it was going to be alot better with a front coming in and all, guess the dirty water didn't help. We fished from 8am till 11:30. Went 1 for 3. The 2 lost fish came on a firetiger DB-08 Bagley 25ft back on a wash rod. The fish we did boat came on a 8" Glitter Perch JAKE 30ft back on the long rod. It wasn't the 30lb fish he was looking for but was a nice fat fish in the upper/mid 40" and went between 24-25 lbs, can't tell for sure because I somehow lost my good scale. Supposed to suck tommorrow as far as weather goes, think I'll give it a break till maybe Wed. Have to get a new real anyway. One of my old Penns jammed up when we were fighting one of the wash rod fish............Good Luck

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Nov 24, 2001 07:47



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair - Puce on November 23, 2001

We went fishing by on Saturday, 11/23/01 from 10:30 AM until 5:30 PM at St. Clair-Puce (mark 10 was the best). It was sunny, 55 F and the wind was slight from the SE. The last few days the weather was stable. A front was moving in the next day and it clouded up and started to rain as we drove home in the car. The water temperature was 45 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water was much browner to the southeast from where we were. The water color was silty gray/blue and we were fishing in 12-15 foot deep water. Barometric pressure was between 29.95 and 30.01 while we were out. We went 5 for 9 or 10 today. Action was somewhat steady right from the start, then a big flurry around 2 pm (3 or 4 hits in about 15 minutes), then a lull until about 4 pm and then we had 3 more hits. Overall the hot setup was a WBS Bluefrog TX on the planer board at 25', 4 oz. This combination had 6 hits and caught 2, a 43", 20.5 lb fish and a 41", 13.5 lb fish. A YB Olive Frog J8 wiley at on a planer board at 40', 4 oz. was 2 for 2 with 34" and 31.5" muskies. A YB Olive Frog J10 wiley on a down rod with 10 oz., 10 feet caught a 35" fish. We also had a mystery loss that we think came on a down rod, just a rip and then nothing, although about 20 seconds later the planer board Bluefrog ripped out and maybe the fish was on this line all the time. Gut feel is it was a hit but I guess what's the difference. Overall a good day, although we need that big one. Wanted to say thanks to the Rocketman for dropping us some gas as we ran out on the way in with the big outboard. We were putting along with the 15 hp (separate gas tank) and he stopped and gave us a gallon. We knew it was going to be close and we ended up being just short. Had to pull out to refill since all the marina stations are closed. Took 89.7 gallons on a 90 gallon tank even after the gallon we got from the Rocketman. Ready to go for next week.

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Nov 22, 2001 15:04



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Sturgeon Hole. on Thur. Nov. 22

We had a real good day today. Went 8 for 9. The water was almost perfect. 48 degrees and about 2 1/2' visibility, just starting to get to that nice silty blue/green. No real patteren as far as baits go. Woodies, Bagleys, Jakes, Talons. Even the colours were all over. Blue/chrome, Helin, Tenn. Shad, Firetiger, Partyfrog and YB Darkfrog. The Bagleys were 25ft back and every thing else was 40-50ft back, all with no weight. The only thing that was consistant was that all the baits were 8" or bigger straights. None of the fish were real big. We had 2 in the 24-25lb range. Thr rest were 12-18lbs with one little guy about 2-3 pounds (maybe!). Not much boat traffic today. Just the O.P.P. cruiser doing safty checks and one other boat, looked like a 26-27ft Trojan, fishing muskie. Looks good for the weekend..............Goodluck

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Nov 22, 2001 14:52



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Sturgeon Hole on Mon. Nov. 19th

Water was nice with about 2' visibility. Water temp was 48 degrees. Only fished a couple of hours. From 8-10am. We went 1 for 3. The fish we boated was 45" and about 23lbs. and came on a natural Pike pattern 8" JAKE bait 45ft back with no weight. The other 2 hits were on a Org. Tiger 10" JAKE 40ft back. Nice morning out, too bad it was only for a couple hours.......Good Luck.

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Nov 19, 2001 10:06



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair - Puce on Sunday, November 18, 2001

We went fishing by on Sunday, 11/18/01 from 10:30 AM until 5:30 PM at St. Clair-Puce. It was foggy, 55 F and the wind was moderate to slight from the SW. The last few days the weather was stable. The water temperature was 47-48 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water color was silty green/blue and we were fishing in 12-15 foot deep water. We went 2 for 3 today, with a small one around 29 inches and a 45", 21.5 lb fish. The 45 inch muskie hit a KB Bluefrog Terminator TX fished on a planer board at 25', 4 oz. The small one hit a Yellow Belly Olive Frog Wiley J10 on a down rod at 10', 10 oz. The other hit was on a Orange Belly Yellow Frog Stalker at 40', 4 oz. We also got a bonus 20" gar on a Zit Frog TX. That is the third one that we have caught musky fishing. You wonder how often you get a hit and then have a loss and it is just a gar. All of the action came in a early afternoon flurry between about 1:30 and 3:00. Then the fog lifted, wind diminished and the so did the action. Overall, it was pretty disappointing given the conditions.

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Submitted: Nov 19, 2001 at 08:32 by the Rocketman

How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
Kinda Sucked!

I went fishing by myself on Sunday, 11/18/01 from 1:15 PM until 5:30 PM at St. Clair/C16, for Muskies. It was foggy, 55 F and the wind was S 5-10 mph. The last few days the weather was stable. The water temperature was 49 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water color was silty green, visability was 1-2 feet, and we were fishing in 15 foot deep water.

I went 1 for 1 today, a 42 inch Muskie that went for a Steelhead Terminator TX fished on a down rod.

It was overcast and foggy....ooohhh big fish conditions. Too bad nobody told the big fish that! Only had one hit and that one wasn't anything to write home about. Marked 1, 2 and 3 sized fish fair but only one big number 4 size mark for the whole day. This time I stayed a bit north in 15-16' deep off GPYC. The color was good because it would change from silty to clear right there. The one fish I did get was in the siltyer water and the TX was running 20 and 8 on a downrod so it was way down there.



Submitted: Nov 19, 2001 at 08:21 by the Rocketman

How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
Fair

We went fishing on Saturday, 11/17/01 from 12:15 PM until 6:30 PM at St. Clair/C16, for Muskies. It was mostly sunny, 50 F and the wind was S 5-10 mph. The last few days the weather was warming. The water temperature was 47 F and there were 1 foot waves. The water color was silty green, visability was 1-2 feet, and we were fishing in 16 foot deep water.

We went 3 for 3 today. Bruce got the biggest one, a 38 inch Muskie that went for a Gold Perch Terminator TX fished on a long rod.

It was damn nice to get a chance to fish with the crew again. Conditions seemed perfect but we never did get them going good. First one was a dink along the side of the Sturgeon Hole on a T3 Green Wormy 20/2 on a board. Then got a couple around 38" on a TX DogTurd (downrod 15/10) and a TX Gold Perch (longrod 30/4) both along the side of the shipping channel between the first two big channel markers. Didn't mark them too good and didn't get them too good but it sure beat sitting home watching the flags whip!



Nov 18, 2001 15:58



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island , Sturgeon Hole and the C-can on Sat. Nov. 17

Well I hope everyone did better than we did. Saw quite a few boats in the area, even you Rocketman. We went 0 for 0. Fished around the Island and the Hole in the morning and then headed out towards the C-can. Didn't mark much out in the lake and headed back towards the Island for the rest of the day. Marked alot of fish along the mud line on the South side of the Hole, but had no takers. I guess thats the Muskie Goddess' way of makeing us pay for such a good week. Think I'll perch fish on Sunday. Supposed to get nasty Monday......hope it clears up soon, only 28 days left to fish. What a scary thought eh !!!!!!! Good Luck

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Nov 17, 2001 09:12



Submitted by cast'r who fished lanse cruise bay on 11/16

trolled various baits at speeds & depths out from the clinton cutoff noon til dusk. 0 hits. one good mark $ 12 fow. new to LSC so paying dues i guess. one thing learned is to check this site for reports first! nice day on the water though.

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Nov 16, 2001 20:55



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Sturgeon Hole on Fri. Nov. 16

Fished from 9am -noon. Another nice day on the water. Conditions were about the same as yesterday except the fish weren't quite as cooperative. Went 1 for 2. Boated a nice fish about 20-21lbs on a Flo Perch JAKE 40ft back with no weight and lost a real hawg at the back of the boat on the same 12" TALON as yesterday, 30ft back with no weight on a boat rod. I'll be back out tommorrow to see what happens. Damn is it ever nice to be laid off in November with nice weather. Good Luck on the weekend

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Nov 16, 2001 20:49



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Sturgeon Hole on Thur. Nov. 15

What a awsome day today. Fished from 9am - 2pm. Sunny, water temp was 48-49 degrees. Visibility was about 18-24". Got 6 fish today the biggest was a 47" 271/2lb fattie. All 6 came on the same bait. A 12" straight Ottawa Sucker coloured Talon (my own bait), 30ft back with no weight on a boat rod. It was probably the nicest November day I've ever fished on. Was down to a t-shirt by 1 pm. Gunna give'm it hell again tommorrow. Good Luck

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Nov 14, 2001 14:40



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and Sturgeon Hole on Wed. Nov 14.

The water is finaly cleaning up after last weekend. Visibility is about 18" and the temp was 47 degrees. Lots of good marks along the South side of the shipping channel. Fished from 8 till noon and went 5-7. Biggest fish was around 22lbs, as usual the biggest one got away it must have been that 40lber we've all been looking for. Depth Raiders, Rapala Shads and Woodies were the baits and Black Sucker and Tenn. Shad in the raiders 20ft back and Flo. Perch and YB Olive in the others 40ft back. It's looking real good for the weekend, be out again tommorrow. Oh yeah..... only 31 days left to fish !! Good luck

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Nov 13, 2001 11:11



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair on November 11, 2001

The reaper's woes continue. Headed over to the South Channel as it was the only clean water I could find. Wind was north, northwest and moderate dropping to slight. Weather was mostly sunny and cool. Water temp was 47-48 degrees. We went 0 for 2 with hits on a WBS Bluefrog TX on a planer board with 4 oz, 35 feet and a WB Zit Frog TX on a down rod at 10 oz., 10 feet. We fished in various water depths on the US side of the channel. Both hits were early afternoon. Overall the Reaper family is doing well, after Grandpa Reaper got a 38 lb. 10 oz fish on St. Clair on Oct. 2, Little Brother Reaper got a 56 inch long, 27 inch girth monster out of Georgian Bay. This is the fish that Catfish refers to in his report. This is a tough year to get big fish, a 37 lber would get you third place in the Reaper clan.

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Nov 13, 2001 01:17



Submitted by Catfish who fished S.Channel- Midlake on 11/12/01

Fished from 8am to 12:30 pm. Water 48 degrees water was cloudy just the way I like it. Started at the S. Channel- then to the bouy and then off towards the Basset. NEVER marked really any baitfish. It was like the dead sea out there. Fished around some perch boats for a while was still not marking anything. Ended up 1/1 -- 51 incher on a board rod ??? 4oz -30 feet ?? 18 feet of water. The reason for the question mark was I was bring the bait in to check for weeds. I just unclipped the line from the release and made a few cranks with the crackle frog believer - straight - 10 inch , when it hammered it. As usual the fish was not in the boat for more than a minute or two. Took the measurement and a couple pictures and she went back strong.We need her to fatten up some more !! Probably 31-33 pounds. I dont own a scale but that would be my best guess. So after that I figured speed up and bring up the baits - Right? Then we will slay them !!! It didnt work. Good luck - Let Em Go Let Em Grow - Catfish

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Nov 12, 2001 19:59



Submitted by catfish who fished Anchor Bay on 11/8/01

Water was a bit dirty. Went out from 8am-12pm or something like that. Had that front coming in and we had to give it a quick try. 0/0 on my buddies boat. Nice day with a bit of wind. Worked a couple dirt lines and around the B marker. Never got to deep into the bay and never really marked the bait real well. Catch, Photo, and release- CPR

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Nov 11, 2001 22:52



Submitted by Aquadesiac who fished c-can/dumps/GPYC on 11/10/01

Fished from 8-2pm. Burned up about four hours working c-can toward peche then to the south end of the dumps. Took about a 38" muskie at about 9am on a boat rod 6 and 20' on wb jointed maison muskie killer. Couldn't get another on going so crossed over to the GPYC area for a pass and took a 40" on a deep wash rod pulling a jumbo Loke helin scale with 8oz and about 20'. The water was pretty cloudy by the c-can and much better by the GPYC. Heard of a few fish being picked up by the GPYC and did see about six boats working the area. Good luck.

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Nov 11, 2001 16:17



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Strurgeon Hole on Nov. 11th.

Water temp was 47 degrees and dirty. The visability was about 3". Another fishless day. Saw a couple of other boats working the area but no fish being caught. Maybe it'll settle down in the next couple of days and be ok by the end of the week. Good Luck

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Nov 9, 2001 20:02



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Sturgeon Hole on Nov . 9

Fished from 8am to 3pm. Water was DIRTY. Temp was down to 47 from 49-50 the last couple of days. No hits. No runs. No errors. Saw a 20" get caught by a guy that was Perch fishing back at the ramp. Guess we'll have to give it to them next time around. Oh yeah if someone catchs a 8 1/2' Shimanino TDR rod with a 320 Penn on it down near Peche Island....it's mine. It's got a Straight Mag. Gotcha YB Special Perch on it and might still have the "Down Easter " rod holder with it. Not a good day at all!!! Good Luck on the weekend

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Nov 8, 2001 16:44



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Sturgeon Hole on Nov. 8th.

Fished from 7:30 to Noon. We went 7 for 9 today but no hawgs like yesterday. The biggest fish was just over 26lbs. We hand another that was just under 25lbs and the rest were 16 to 20lbs. White with a red head and silver scale took 6 of the 9 fish, it was one of my own baits (Talons) 40ft back with no weight. 1 of the other 3 was on Yb Dark Frog in one of my baits run the same way. and the other 2 cane on a 10" firetiger Jake bait on a wash rod 25ft back with no weight. Water was cleaner than yesterday until the wind came up out of the west and things started to cloud up. Looks like tommorrow will be screwed by the way it's blowing now. We got a bonus 30 1/4", 10.01lb walleye aswell today. It was a fat one full of shad. Good luck on the weekend

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Nov 7, 2001 17:22



Submitted by catfish who fished Dump and C- Can on 11/7/01

Fished from 7:30 to 12:30. Marked some fish near the c-can. Went 0/0. Water was cloudy. Beautiful day for fishing- wish the fish would have cooperated.

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Nov 7, 2001 12:32



Submitted by Osprey who fished Peche Island and the Strugeon Hole on Thur. Nov. 7th.

Went 2 for 4. the water was still a little dirty, about a foot or so visiblity. No weeds speak of and very little boat traffic, except for a 22 Whaler with twin 115 Mercs ,center consoule and a bimini top that had an Ont. MNR and an O.P.P aboard that stopped breifly to check lisences and safty equipment. We just finished boating the big fish for the day, a 53 1/4" 35lb 14oz pig, when they pulled up. The one guy on board was new and was amazed at the size of the fish. He didn't realize they got that big. The water is cleaning up nicely and by the weekend it should be perfect. Anything yellow seems to be producing fish, 50ft back with no weight on it Good luck and fish hard !!!!

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Nov 6, 2001 19:54



Submitted by Catfish who fished Georgian Bay on 11/2,3,4

Monster Hawg Caught !!! Unfortunetly not by me or my fishing partner. The guy was staying at our camp. A guide, a guy I know, took the lucky fella out. I saw the pictures and realized I fished the same piece of structure an hour after he caught it. 57" by 27 "- That is over 50lbs probably closer to 55 !!! Released as usual!!! Most good musky guides have a 100% release policy, in Minn. , Wisconsin, Ontario, based on my experience. You gotta keep those good genetics in the water. Anyways it was caught casting a deep weed edge on a homemade bucktail in 10ft of water right off a deep break. Water temp for the three days was bouncing from 48 degrees to 50 degrees. We wacked rock most of the time, casted, and did a little open water trolling. We raised two muskies on twitch baits casting. The fish were still on the deep weeds on classic structure. Anyways a nice trip- put some more time in on trophy water, learned some new spots, caught a couple northern, seen the polaroids of that pig- Cant wait to get back there this weekend !!! Let Em Go Let Em Grow !! Good Luck-- Is LSC cleaning up ?

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Nov 5, 2001 16:50



Submitted by Catfish who fished C-Can and Dump on Thurs. Nov 1, 2001

Slow- Snagged a gar fished for 4-5 hrs on the Pequod ( I hope I spelled it right) . Water was still dirty with sections of weeds. Marked bait here and there. Oh well - better get out soon the water temp is getting good. Let Em Go Let Em Grow- Good Luck !!

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Nov 5, 2001 14:37



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair - Puce on Sunday Nov 4

Terrible outing. 0 for 0. Fished in semi stained water from 11:30 to 6:00 with absolutely nothing to show for it. Wind was moderate to strong from the Northwest. It was sunny and warm for November, with highs around 60. Water temp was 50 degrees. Tried lots of colors and lures. Heard two other boats on the radio that were doing well (They discussed catching at least 6 fish, with 22 and 24 pounders). Not sure if they were near the South Channel or Peche Island. They mentioned being at the South Channel but they also discussed being at the Sturgion Hole (which I thought was in the Detroit River). If anyone knows, feel free to drop me a line.

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Nov 4, 2001 09:13



Submitted by DO2 who fished St. Clair - Anchor Bay on Nov. 4, 2001

Went 1 for 1 on a terminator T3- WB Perch in 6 ft of water around "B" bouy. Fished 12:00 noon to 3:30 PM with the hit at 1:00 pm. Weather sunny & clear. Lake just had a slight ripple with a 50 degree water temperature.Reached clean water about 2 miles out....... visibility 2 ft. Only a 5-6 pounder but anytime a Musky hits is worth a day on the water. Sure hope for a few more good days before the DNR pulls all the ramps out for the winter !!

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Nov 2, 2001 16:14



Submitted by Kermit Good who fished Anchor Bay on 10/30/01

We fished Anchor Bay on Tuesday Oct 30 from 12:30 till 4:30. We started fishing on the East Side of the bay north of the Clinton River where the water was fairly clear. We marked very few fish. With the wind out of the east we moved to West Side of the bay where the water was stained and began marking fish. On the first pass we caught a 43 18 pound musky. The fish was taken on a boat rod at 20 and 2 ounces in 9 of water on a 7.5 jointed Blue Frog, Musky Magnet. The fish put up a strong fight and swam away easy after a couple of pictures were taken. Good Fishin'

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Nov 2, 2001 00:10



Submitted by Gregory J. Mickunas who fished LSC on October 27 and 28

Went out Saturday and Sunday with Mike Puthoff and Dave Evans. The water looked like Coffee, waves 1 - 3 feet, floating weeds every where. Trolled Belle River, around Sturgeon Hole and up the channel toward the Dumps and onward to the St. Clair Light. Hit Point Huron, Metro Beach, the Clinton River, and cruised Anchor Bay. The only rips were on clumps of weeds. Total Skunkage. Fishing Tip: Don't go fishing the day after 30 m.p.h. sustained winds and a cold snap (even if you plan long in advance for a certain weekend and are really looking forward to it)! Best of luck, catch a Hawg, see you on the water.

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Oct 29, 2001 18:01



Submitted by Catfish who fished Dump on 10/29/01

Fished from 8:30 to 1:00 pm at the dump. There was a line of some cleaner than coffee looking water just off the channel funneling towards the Detroit river.I worked it for a few hrs and popped 1 musky. 40 in on a Walleye nils 20ft and 2oz off the board. Later I bulldozed my way through the sludge stained water to the back side of the dump. Marked some decent fish but couldnt convince any of those fat bastards to eat. Oh well maybe the Hawg will be out tommorrow. The area was semi weedy and there were a few boats working the area- marked better fish on the south end. Let Em Go Let Em Grow !!

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Oct 28, 2001 09:52



Submitted by Catfish who fished S.Channel on 10/27

What I have to report is very windy. Fished S.Channel from 2-6pm. No hits, rips , or snags- but plenty of waves- Why go to Cedar Pt when you have an 18 and half ft boat and 20 - 25 mph winds !!! Found some nice clearer water banked by the real dirty stuff. Still didnt do any good. Wked from 10ft to 18ft depths. Some bait in 15ft south and east of the Cracker. Couldnt get to Canada as I have to work Sunday- I guess I will give the Hawgs another week to fatten up !! CPR - Good luck

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Oct 26, 2001 22:51



Submitted by Aquadesiac who fished c-can/dumps on 10/24/01

Bucked the weather man and went out from 2-7pm. Had a south wind about 10-15. Water was stained and fairly weed free. Things looked good but couldn't get a fish. Had two releases but couldn't say if they were hits. One I believe was on an inside turn planer board. One of those days when it seemed like we didn't have lure on the swivels. O-well, humbled once again. Go get em! Ed

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Oct 26, 2001 10:45



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair Puce and Weather Bouy on 10/21/01

We went fishing from 2:00 until 7:15 on Sunday. We were supposed to leave at noon but had some problems installing new electronics and getting the Yamaha to fire up. Finally by spraying Rocketfuel (starting fluid) directly into the carbs, the engine roared to life and off we went. Weather started rainy/cloudy with a strong southwest wind but quickly settled down to calm and sunny. A very strong front had come through a few days before and the water was chocolaty. We went 1 for 1, catching a 37" fish right off that bat on a downrod at 10', 4 oz. on a J10 yellow belly olive frog wiley. After it calmed down we moved up by the weather bouy to try and find better water but to no avail. Hopefully things will improve in November.

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Oct 25, 2001 20:33



Submitted by Catfish who fished Anchor Bay- Pt Huron. on 10/24

Went 2/3- all three on wash rods 4 oz. 15-20 ft of line. The third was a northern- we had halfway to the boat. Water was around 56 degrees- Swest wind. Found some cloudy water but most of the water was dirty and weedy. Y/B Nils was the best bait. Cant wait to get some big terminators !!!! One fish from between Mac-N-Rays and the B marker and another out near the green bouy which I believe is the Mid channel Marker. Both fish came fro 9 and 10ft of water. 41in- and 30in. No Hawgs but a nice day. Glad we didnt listen to the weather man !!! Let em go Let em Grow !! Good Luck

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Oct 22, 2001 23:17



Submitted by Catfish who fished Honey Harbor, Ont and The Moon on 10/21and 10/22

10/21 Fished Honey Harbor from about 10:00 am to 7:30pm ( dark ). Thompson Island and North. Heavey traffic as Muskies Canada was having a tournament. Water Temp was in the low 50's. Structure trolled ( Whacking rock - humps, pts, reefs)and popped a couple big northern - Gold Prism Ernie, 60 feet of line, bouncing rock at 16 ft using super braids; open water trolled which is what most of the boats seemed to be doing, and casted. Casting saved the day from the skunk using a 10 inch purple prism twitch bait whacking rocks and popped a beautiful 43-44 inch true bred. No spots and no bars. Brown top- bronze sides. Too bad it wasnt 50 inch plus I would have certainly had another replica on the wall !!! I heard from some of the tournament guys that a 50x25 in was caught !!! I hit the Moon Rv on Sunday ( where the Canadian record 65 lber was caught). Same game plan Casted, wacked rocks and open water trolled. Water temp in the low 50s. Beautiful day- low 40 degrees and rain topped off with some wind !!! Just one rip - around the corner from where Gary Ishui got his 55lber. I was wacking rock in 15 ft of water- working schools of Cisco that were packed into the shore in about 60- 80ft off the points when the Hawg hit a Mackeral perch believer 10 inch y/b no weight on superbraid. The head shakes were huge and she was running deep stripping line quick. Then all of a sudden she was gone. Had her on for maybe a minute or two. Totally marred a new Believer. Unbelievable how she wasnt hooked up-- Oh well I just hope to get another shot this weekend !! I wonder how big it was ??? Let em go Let em grow. How is LSC- cleaned up at all ? Rocketman - I need some big baits when you are taking orders.

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Oct 22, 2001 18:42



Submitted by Diet Dew Man who fished Lake St. Claire, near 12 mile on 19Oct01

Report from Ohio muskie head fishing your fine waters yet again. Love the site. Good reports. Went out Friday with my favorite captain on "Just Dewin It". Winds were supposed to be 5-10 but residual waves from the night had them rolling 3-4ft. Started in the south channel but had no luck for 2hrs. Picked up and headed west toward 12 mile road looking for calmer water. On the trip over, we picked up a very visible silt line where the water changed to the normal color I'm used to seeing. Everything else was coffee colored. Set the rods and 10 minutes later had a screamer. Fish came on a downrigger set at 10 feet pulling a perch colored jointed Wiley 10ft back. It pulled so hard I thought we were stuck on the bottom. 10 minutes later, we landed our first 30 pounder 48" long and very mean. Fish was returned safely after many pictures taken. No other hits all day. 1-1, being a 30 pounder is ok with me. I would love to send you a picture of the monster if you let me know where to send it.

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Oct 16, 2001 22:20



Submitted by Aquadesiac who fished St lukes,Thames on 10/13 and 10/14

Fished the M.O.M.C. tournament. Went 2 for 3 on Saturday. Landed a 17lb and 13lb on Saturday. Went 3 for 5 on Sunday fishing 9-12:30 off Thames. Boated a 31.5 fish at 12:30 on Sunday. Fished was pushing 33lbs on the scale on the boat and 31.13 was leading the tournament at the time. Filled the fish box with water and made the 20 mile run to the weigh in. Nursed the fish the whole way in keeping fresh water running from the wash down. Fish was upright the first 13 miles then turned over but seemed to be doing okay the rest of the way. Weighed her in and spent 40 minutes in the marina trying to get her to go but the 20 mile run was just too long. Took third place in the tournament missing second by 8oz and first by 16oz. Pretty exciting and gonna mount the fish. Wished we could have got her back in but it didn't work. All 8 hits for the weekend came 30 and 2 off the boards. 1 fish on $9 bass jnt stalker, 2 on straight med siz wb perch Wiley, 2 on straight med helin scale Wiley, 2 lost fish on ?, and the big girl on yb perch jnt Maison muskie killer. Good luck. Capt. Eddie

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Oct 15, 2001 19:25



Submitted by Catfish who fished Sturgeon hole, Pike , Belle, Midlake, and S. Channel on 10/14/01

Turned over. The water was dirty everywhere we went!! We went 4-4. No pattern other than it was rough at the S. Channel in the afternoon!! Y/B perch Nills, Bass Believer, Walleye believer. Fished deep, shallow, big baits and small, fast- slow, with the wind and against, everycolor and just couldnt convince a fat hawg to eat. 7am to 5pm. Good luck- Let em go Let em Grow

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Oct 15, 2001 19:13



Submitted by Catfish who fished Sturgeon hole and C-marker on 10/11

Went 3-4 between 7:30- 12:30. No Hawgs - water was around 52 degrees and cloudy. Of course the one that got away was a good rip on a boat rod 15ft-8oz. Walleye believer. Y/B Perch Nills took two and a pike scale took the other all off the boards shallow 1oz and 25ft.

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Oct 15, 2001 18:59



Submitted by Catfish who fished Spillway on 10/8/01

What I have to report was weeds. Went 1/1 on a crackle frog 10" Believer. Board rod 2z and 20 ft.Was on the water fishing from 8:30 to around 12:30. Two other boats working the area. Was weeded up and to stubborn to move. Baitfish seemed better in 8-10 ft than out deeper.

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Oct 15, 2001 11:56



Submitted by Pequod who fished South Shore on 10-13-01thru 10-14-01

Fished the M.O.M.C. derby over the last weekend.The weather was wet and windy for both days. Water temp between 54 to 55 degrees.Not very many weeds but lots of branchs and leaves in the water. Went 4 for 4 on Sat. First fish 42" on a T3 firetiger at the c-marker, boardrod 30ft. 2 oz. 2nd fish the same set up 37" Belle river hump. 3rd fish 36" hit a dog turd willey jointed headshaker downrod 12 oz.8ft. at Belle river hump 4th fish 33" took a T3 Izumi board rod 25ft.2 oz. at the Belle river hump right on cordinates for Rocketmans lost rod. 2nd day went 2 for 2 both fish caught at the Belle river hump on a TX nine dollar perch downrod 10ft. 8oz. one was a nice fat 44" the other a 25" dink. I belive a 32 pound Muskie won the derby. Tight lines Bob

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Oct 7, 2001 02:10



Submitted by Jim who fished red barn on october 3

Hey rocketman your txs finally paid off. I finally caught a fish on one. And i caught a fish on a t3 too. Both inthe same day. Dont think I am busting your chops here becuz the t3 got a 31lb and the tx got my biggest musky yet which was 36 1/2lb weighted on my chatillon. It was a HOG!!!!!!!!!!! Both mackeral perch colored lures. that was all the fish we got on and we got them both. i am going to send you a pic of the big fish and i am going to get on your homepage right? we let them both go to.

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Oct 6, 2001 11:03



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair on October 2, 2001

A quick correction to the report earlier submitted. The 53", 38 lb. 10 oz. musky caught by Grandpa Reaper was on a Blue Wormy TX, not a Bluefrog TX.

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Oct 6, 2001 02:30



Submitted by Randy Haney who fished dumping ground on Labor day

This story is late, but I thought everyone might want to hear it just the same. For the last two years I have gone muskie fishing in and around the dumping ground from Labor day until mid October. The main reason I'm writing is the lure color. I'm told that the nine dollar bass is great for some. It would appear to look like a muskie to me. The lure colors I really like are those that look like a small mouth bass. Doesn't matter what kind of lure terminator, believer, bagley, as long as the belly is white, head green and the side and back green. I have catch several smaller fish less than four feet. with smaller lures. However my biggest fish this time of year have come on one lure. a 10' jointed believer 06 bass. 3 muskies over 4' and very hefty. One got loose in the boat and bounced all over the back of my 25' trophy. Took a couple pictures and put'm back in the water, but he just wouldn't revive so I had to mount him. Drove in circles for half an hour trying desperately to get this guy going, but he just wouldn't go. Anyway, the wild thing was the size of the lure and the 06 bass in no longer in production. White is usually better in shallower water I'm told, but these fish came at 6 miles an hour, behind a 3 oz banana weight and get this 80' back behing the boat in 12' of water. Actually trolled between the channel and the dumping grounds. This lure must have been just about on the bottom. Anyone out on labor day might remember that it was insane! Boats literary flying by in every direction and helicopters looking for a jet sky stranded somewhere. Very choppy, weeds everywhere, merky water. Everything that would normally bring them up higher, but not this day. The smaller lure catch smaller fish. The 10" jointed lure is quite a large lure and has about a 4' pattern. Definitely a good day this year as we catch 2 of the 3 four footers on this labor day with the same lure that we catch 7 other good size fish on. Going back this week with nine dollar bass and a canadian license if I can get them before Wednesday. Anyone know how to get them on the web that fast? Anyone got any believer 06 bass jointed 10 lures they are willing sell? it's green with yellow eyes, white belly, green and gold mesh back with striped sides. I'll pay you a premium! Incidentally I have had terrific luck catching muskie with my terminator lures in June through August. For some reason this time of year in that spot I do well with this lure. For what it is worth. lastly have never caught perch in St. Clair think of taking my 7 year old boy, any advise would be greatly appreciated. randyhaney4$home.com

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Oct 5, 2001 16:58



Submitted by Catfish who fished LSC mainlake- S. Channel on 10/5/01

Fished from 7:15am until 1pm. Rained like a banchy. Went 4-4. Yb perch nils hottest set up. 25 feet 2 ozs. 16- 18ft of water. Also silver shiner and a cream bass. Water murky. No hawgs everything right around 38". Baitfish spotty as were weeds. Constant cleaning. No free ride !!Where are the fat ones from the summer???? Family obligations until Monday- damn- Let em go Let em grow. Good luck this weekend !!!

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Oct 5, 2001 15:16



Submitted by Aquadesiac who fished Light/Dumps/C-can on 10/4/01

Fished 7-12. Weeds were bad at the light so I moved to the dumps. Went 1/2. Landed a 10lber on $9 Bass Stalker 40/2 on board. Had a fish on a yb perch Maison Muskie Killer 30/4 board rod. The lake was rolling first thing then done to a light chop by noon. Water quality varyed greatly and some areas were bad with floating weeds. Good luckCapt. Eddie

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Oct 5, 2001 10:22



Submitted by Grim Reaper who fished St. Clair - South Shore on October 2, 2001

The Grim Reaper's luck continues to rub off on other people. First last year I take out John Gemle on my boat to show him how to musky fish on St. Clair only to find out that later that year he catches the new Michigan state record in November (49 lbs.). Now, I tell my father (Grandpa Reaper) about a good spot on St. Clair and give him some Terminator TX's to use and he goes out and catches a 38 lb. 10 oz., 53" musky at my spot using a Bluefrog TX. He caught it on a boat rod on Tuesday at noon, 45' back using 2 oz of weight. He was trolling at 4.5 mph. He also caught 3 others but they were small (around 30 inches). Water clarity was good, temp ranging from 59 to 62. Air temp was in the 70's and it was sunny and calm.Meanwhile the reaper can't even get out on the water as he has been battling with both a 23 and a 40 lber who are taking all of his time (my 1 and 4 year old kids).By the way, he released that monster in great shape so in about a month we will know that there is a least one 40 lber out there. Maybe the reaper's luck will change by then.

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Oct 3, 2001 19:22



Submitted by Catfish who fished C- can on 10/2/01

Had a few hours to chase Mr. Fat. Selfridge was closed so launched out of S. River. Spillway still a bit weedy. Maybe doable with a couple guys working rods but tough on one. Casted some topwaters to no avail then shot to the C- can. Went 1-2. No size. Boat rod 10 ft and 8 oz with YB Perch Nils and Crackle believer straight 10" 4ozs and 20ft. I also got the bonus. Yes a trip to the hospital with a nice little 6/o treble that was raked across the wrist comlements of a terrorist Northern pike. Well I got lucky wrapped the wrist and fished until 1:30. Working 2nd shift I had to get off the water anyhow.Then stopped by the hospital. C - can - water still dirty but clearing. Marked fish all the way up the back side of the dump. Let em Go Let em Grow.

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Oct 3, 2001 18:59



Submitted by Catfish who fished Anchor Bay and C -can on 9/30/01

Started the trip by finding out that you had to have your boat out of Selfridge by dark and I believe it is closed during the week. Anyhow launched around 2:30 pm. Couldnt get anything going so I ran and checked the spillway. It was a little weedy. So I went to the C-can and spent the last few hours worrying that my vehicle was going to be towed, taken in as evidence or locked in the parking lot. The water was dirty but there was bait there. I wish I knew if there were muskies but they wouldnt oblige me. Nice night on the water but too short. Let Em Go Let Em Grow -

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