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    Eagle River Chain

    Any tips for the Eagle River Chain in early Sept? Driving up from Arkansas for a few day's of fishing. I have been there once but did no good, saw one musky. Any help with bait selection and patterns would be appreciated.

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    Early September typically means muskies will be shallow in pre-turnover mode. Think six feet and in, and sometimes -- especially early and late in the day -- the shallower the better. Open pockets in thick weeds are often the ticket during midday.

    Anything that you can fish shallow while minimizing weed fouling will work. Brighter colors or perch patterns are typically the choice on the chain, and if the water is bloomed up the bright colors become even more important.

    The weed edge in the chain typically ends in about six feet, so if the water is cool enough to bring livebait (suckers) in the mix, you can often keep a line or two baited with a sucker on the weed edge while casting to the shallow weeds. In September and early October, it is possible to catch one fish on a topwater and the next on a sucker.
    Steve Heiting

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    Thank's Steve

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