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    An obit can be found here. ...

    An obit can be found here.

    http://muellerfuneralhome.com/?menuitem=89&siteid=28&action=1&value=12&obituaries_action=2&obituaryid=130272

    Jim Bartelt
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    Jim Mueller JEM has passed

    Hello,

    I am sure many of you on this message board knew Jim Mueller JEM that posted on this message board. I am sad to say that he passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. The world...
  3. Thread: What color braid?

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    Red line is bad, except when my friend uses it...

    Red line is bad, except when my friend uses it and kicks my butt in both numbers and size with identical lures. Red line, bah, humbug. He just respooled with fresh red line and I feel another trip...
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    I'm slowly savoring every word of the book. ...

    I'm slowly savoring every word of the book. Trying to imagine I'm talking to Tom and listening to him answer questions down by the dock after a day of fishing. I absolutely refuse to sit down and...
  5. Thread: troling

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    Another thing that will help you, if you are...

    Another thing that will help you, if you are using rod holders, don't take the motor out of gear for a little while. You may want to slow down from trolling speed, but leave the motor in gear. It...
  6. Thread: troling

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    Just tight enough to hold the lure in place under...

    Just tight enough to hold the lure in place under the most violent turns and accelerations I use to present the lure. You don't want it slipping as you troll. No need for tight drags if your hooks...
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    Unfortunately, some boats don't come pretrained...

    Unfortunately, some boats don't come pretrained to catch fish. Out of the several I've had one in particular was difficult to educate. It took many trips with lots of effort to get it properly...
  8. Thread: Deadstick

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    Isn't it neat how years ago we "knew" that you...

    Isn't it neat how years ago we "knew" that you had to keep the lure moving or you had "no" chance to catch one? It "couldn't" be done. If it happened it was fluke and would "never" in a million...
  9. Thread: Tough release

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    More often than smaller fish, bigger fish don't...

    More often than smaller fish, bigger fish don't take off like a missle. They take their own sweet time and just slowly fin off. As long as it was upright you didn't have to worry about it unless...
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    Trolling speed vs. depth

    I've often wondered about this trolling pattern. Is the speed limit for getting bit controlled by the lure you are using or is it created by the conditions the fish are seeing at the time?

    When I...
  11. Thread: Tom Gelbs book

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    Talk about the proverbial kid in the candy store...

    Talk about the proverbial kid in the candy store feeling. I for one hope I'm able to get my hands on a copy and read it!
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    Do you think the light washed out coloration of...

    Do you think the light washed out coloration of those fish is a product of the environment, or is it a cross of a spotted musky that makes them so different than what I'm used to seeing in Wis and...
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    Great job! I'll bet you guys had a blast up...

    Great job! I'll bet you guys had a blast up there especially when you dialed it in later on. Makes you feel even better when you have to think a little bit before the fish start coming in bunches....
  14. Thread: Trolling Lures

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    Sometimes big lures work great, sometimes they...

    Sometimes big lures work great, sometimes they suck and a small version of the same lure gets pounded. Don't get locked into one size.

    Each lure has it's purpose. You'll eventually need lures...
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    Talking about water temps, ...

    I get confused when people tell me don't fish at "this" temperature, it's bad for the fish. I like to see hard data so I can visualize why things are the way they are.

    There have been fish kills...
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    Thumbs up on the video, that was neat! It sure...

    Thumbs up on the video, that was neat! It sure is a joy watching someone that knows how to fight a fish on lighter tackle. Loved the netting too. I've been there, was out fishing walleyes with my...
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    Fish kill on the Wolf River?

    Was talking to my friend when we golfed Sunday night and he told me how the wife and he went for a boat ride on the Wolf from around Winneconne toward New London. He said there were nice pike and a...
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    Set the hook when the water breaks? You and your...

    Set the hook when the water breaks? You and your passengers better all be wearing helmets and safety glasses because the air is going to be filled with surface baits hurtling past at warp...
  19. Thread: bonus walleyes?

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    I'd tend to think it isn't a good sign. There...

    I'd tend to think it isn't a good sign. There may be muskies in the area but probably not active ones. Every time we fished muskies or pike and caught walleyes, not just one, there weren't any esox...
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    I for one am not happy to see that happen. I've...

    I for one am not happy to see that happen. I've had nothing but Plano boxes for the last 30+ years and I've seen them go from greatness, with outstanding design for different species, to where I...
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    Go with the hot color, a slight favorite? ...

    Go with the hot color, a slight favorite? Hmmmmm. I guess I'm leary of new lures because I've been burnt a few times with some of the proverbial duds that you need to sort through before you get...
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    Can't help with that brand. But I've had kind of...

    Can't help with that brand. But I've had kind of the same thing happen while trolling a spinnerbait, where the wire broke right in the loop where the arm the blades are mounted on first starts to...
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    Your choice, which would you choose?

    You are going to a lake you haven't fished before. You have been told what lures are good and in what colors by a friend that is a good stick.

    Now here's the choice. You have some of the hot...
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    Way Up North, after the cold front blues

    I really enjoy fishing clear shield water and after a good ripping cold front I figure if I can just see a little fish it's a huge success. Re-re-reading Pearson's Muskies on the Shield book I keep...
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    My best glide baits fish catching-wise have been...

    My best glide baits fish catching-wise have been Strikers but they only give you about 3-4 foot glides at best. I wouldn't really call Reef Hawgs true gliders as they have up/downs too, but I have...
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