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Author Topic: Bruce lake, guess I'll have to bass/pan fish to catch/see a Musky  (Read 487 times)

charlys1954

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On the thread LAKE BRUCE Abishop and Spooled comments are spot on. They see/catch Muskies while fishing for something else, that happened this mourning.

Got there right before sunup and while launching my boat I seen a guy in a small Kayak in the channel going out to the lake, he just seemed to be setting there so I never paid allot of attention. I launched my boat and went to park. On the walk back to my boat her comes a guy up the drive with a Musky in his net, looked to be about a 38-40 incher. He said he was fishing for bass right where the pad open up from the narrow channel and caught it. I bet it was one H... of a fight in that little Kayak, it was a small one maybe 10ft.

After seeing that I fish mainly shallow weeds all day, 8am till 4:30pm. Never seen hide nor hair of a Skii, guess I should bass/pan fish if I want to catch/see on.
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charlys1954

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Forgot to add allot of the day, when I was clear of shallow weeds, I had a 7" chub or shiner dropped off the side of the boat and nothing hit it. So if I had a follow they didn't want the minnow either. At Bruce you can't see 2ft below the surface so allot of follows, if I had any, you couldn't see them.

Off topic, anyone know what kind of large minnow has a orangish/red dot right behind its eye and orangish/red fins. They are pretty stout not skinny. I went to the Eel river to try to catch some large white suckers and caught a few of these minnows. 6-7" is a little small for fall Musky fishing but they're better than nothing.
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Teacherpreacher

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Charlys,
Was at stepson's cottage on south end of Bruce this past weekend. Not near as many fishing as usual. Have yet to see a Muskie caught this year when I've been there. But see lots of photos.
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charlys1954

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Musky fished from before sunup to sundown yesterday, 11 hrs and shoulder is sore today. Had very little action but best day so far at Bruce this yr.

I had a big minnow w/bobber hanging over the side while casting. Started to float over some weed so I needed to shallow up my minnow. I had just cast a wooden topwater so I set the rod down thinking the bait would float. Didn't know then but it didn't float it slowly sank. Adjusted the minnow to 3 ft, picked up my pole didn't get one crank and it was hit. Got it to the boat and it threw the hook. I guess the 10-20 sec. slowly sinking then movement triggered the hit. Around sundown also had a hit and miss on the same lure in shallow weeds.

This happens to me allot especially when crappie fishing. Go do something else and hear a pole banging against the boat. Have caught many a crappie while pouring cup of joe or baiting another hook.
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