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Hey locals! How's the water temp and musky bite?

  • Tim Bossert
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    Cochrane, WI
    Posts: 427
    #1647470

    Hey all. Heading up there for our annual musky trip and wondering how the water temps are, and how the bite has been. Looks like a lot of wind tomorrow, then settling down for the weekend with a chance of rain Sat. We have a few guys that have yet to land a musky (of any size), so any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    I have hooked into two, but have yet to take a photo. One was on a sucker in the hole at the mouth of the Jump, and the other on a crankbait on a rock pile. Each time I had a headshake or two, but failed to get a good hookset on my lighter tackle.

    How has it been?

    bigpike
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    Posts: 6255
    #1647539

    Saw a guy at the bait shop in phillips heading that way for a week. He was taking $160 in musky suckers. Locally the water temps are dropping about a degree a day and are currently around 48. You will get similar temps in Holcombe. Musky fishing and fishing all around has been great for the last week. Good luck, not a Holcombe specific report but it should help a little…

    Tim Bossert
    Participant
    Cochrane, WI
    Posts: 427
    #1647583

    WOW! $160 worth of suckers? Hopefully the guy had some luck. I thought the temps might be a bit lower, and it seems they are. Oh well, hopefully something is hungry.

    Tim Bossert
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    Cochrane, WI
    Posts: 427
    #1648499

    Well, on Friday we had 44 degrees around the mouth of the Jump, and 47 a ways down the lake due to the wind. Sat/Sun and we had 47-49 all over the lake. I did have a friend land a 44″ on a sucker Friday, and I finally landed my first 38″ musky also on a sucker on Sunday. One other boat we talked to and the guy said he landed two within 25 mins of each other also on live suckers.

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    nhamm
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    Robbinsdale
    Posts: 7348
    #1648506

    Nice fish toast toast

    bigpike
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    Posts: 6255
    #1648518

    You did very well for yourself!

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