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  1. Yes, agreed. I am a believer in "matching the...

    Yes, agreed. I am a believer in "matching the hatch." For years, I have wondered if I should be throwing a perch pattern or a cisco/tullibee pattern. Or, maybe a crayfish pattern, ha ha. It would...
  2. Steve, What do you think is the primary forage...

    Steve,

    What do you think is the primary forage for muskies in LOTW? Have there been any studies? If not, can someone initiate a study?

    Brian
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    Brett Favre Goes Fishing

    Here's some good winternet viewing for you. In case you haven't seen this vintage clip, Brett Favre goes fishing with Gillespie. Start watching at 0:41.

    Gillespie: You've not used a spinning...
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    I haven't used other brands to compare with, but...

    I haven't used other brands to compare with, but I am 100% satisfied with Cortland Masterbraid. I used it on a variety of reels (including Tranx PG) for years and I have almost no backlashes or...
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    What is the new figure-8 twist? Brian

    What is the new figure-8 twist?

    Brian
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    They need to chemically poison and kill every...

    They need to chemically poison and kill every connected waterway to the great lakes that has the carp. It's like cancer. If you had cancer in your leg, you would cut off your leg to prevent it from...
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    To potential buyers, take the offer. The book...

    To potential buyers, take the offer. The book alone is worth the $125. I have a copy, but I wouldn't sell it for that amount.

    Brian
  8. When you land the fish of a lifetime, but your dad insticts kick in

    This is quite possibly the greatest moment in fishing. The dad is my hero for handing the rod to his son with a 57 inch fish on the line. The boy did an excellent job fighting a monster fish.
    ...
  9. Steve, Thanks for your response. It looks...

    Steve,

    Thanks for your response. It looks like the link is blocked from my work location, ha ha. I tried it from home and it worked. BTW, I am an IT guy, so I was convinced that the link was...
  10. The link isn't working for me. I get to the...

    The link isn't working for me. I get to the site, but the article is not there.

    Brian
  11. Congrats to Jason! I fished with him a couple a...

    Congrats to Jason! I fished with him a couple a weeks back and he is knowledgeable, hard working, and a nice guy. We had a great day fishing too with multiple fish boated. He really has these fish...
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    Landing Percentage on Medussa

    Right now, my strike to landing percentage on the Medussa is 20%. I am only counting cases where I felt a solid strike and gave a good hookset. Is this a normal percentage? Of course, my...
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    Tranx 500 Falling Off of Reel Seat

    On three separate occasions, my Tranx 500 completely fell off my rod because the reel seat loosened up. The rod is a "high end" custom rod with a St. Croix LT blank (purchased at the Chicago Musky...
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    I'm not familiar with that specific model. ...

    I'm not familiar with that specific model. However, I would recommend the following:

    - Make sure your shaft wire is perfectly straight.
    - Make sure your clevises are a perfect "U" shape, not a...
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    Steve, this would be a good topic for an article...

    Steve, this would be a good topic for an article in MHM. The title would be "Location, Location, Location."

    Although I haven't fished central MN, this should still apply. You can break down a...
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    Jim is being modest. The seminars (including...

    Jim is being modest. The seminars (including his) at the Schaumburg show are awesome and worth the trip! I go to the St Charles show for the vendors and I go to the Schaumburg show for the...
  17. Greatest muskie caught in Illinois? Maybe, here’s the story

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/greatest-muskie-caught-in-illinois-maybe-heres-the-story/

    Brian
  18. Why not stock musky? Won't they eat the carp? ...

    Why not stock musky? Won't they eat the carp?

    Brian
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    I have not stayed here, but a friend told me...

    I have not stayed here, but a friend told me about this place. It may be a place to consider.

    http://www.silsbylakelodge.com/

    Brian
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    oly67 sorry, for the late reply. I just saw your...

    oly67 sorry, for the late reply. I just saw your message.

    We fished for 3.5 days and had 2.5 days of high winds and heavy rain. So, we really didn't venture far from camp at Red Wing Lodge. We...
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    Whats Happening on LOTW/Sabaskong

    I will be fishing on Sabaskong July 11 - 15 and am wondering what is happening on the lake. I have fished LOTW before (Big Narrows and Monument), but not Sabaskong. I have the following questions:...
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    I would add that the best thing to do with a...

    I would add that the best thing to do with a follow is make a couple of quick casts and then leave the fish alone until an environment change. IMO the best environment change is sunset. Keep in...
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    Man catches 400-pound fish with a wrench

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/04/20/400-pound-fish-caught-with-wrench-pkg.wfts

    The video mentions that he used a #11 wrench. So... what is the best reel for casting a #11 wrench?

    Brian
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    Boat Ramp Not Needed

    This is a self launching boat without a ramp or vehicle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiJ20lmeCBI

    Brian
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    Forecast for Summer 2016

    I was wondering what you all think the summer of 2016 will be like from a seasonal progression/pattern perspective. I suspect that there will be an early spring and the lakes will be "ahead" of a...
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