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I almost always cast on St. Clair. For the past two years I have caught all my musky on bass baits. Usually spinnerbaits, Rattletraps, and a few jigs. Whenever I use the musky baits (large shad raps, bucktails, and several 9" plugs) only I catch bass. Is this normal for this lake?
 

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Are they big bass? ....... Interesting.

I occastionaly catch a Musky while bass fishing and usualy it is on a tube or a jigging spoon for me.

I've never tried using musky baits for Bass.....
 

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While trolling for Musky a couple years ago on the Belle River hump, my buddy caught a PIG smallmouth on a 9 or 10" crankbait we were pulling at 5.1 mph...I know I sometimes have eyes bigger than my stomach, why not a bass?
 

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Monday got a 14" smallie on a 9" black bucktail, 30 lb braid, near the Salt River and today it was a 38" muskie on a 5" green tube, bass fishing out by the mile roads!

Isn't it great!
 

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First bait of the day. I would say that 95 percent of the time my first bait of the day would be a 1 ounce Brass Red Eye. I would also say that 70 percent of the time I get my first fish of the day on it.
 

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QUOTE(Bassing Bill @ Jul 13 2004, 05:42 PM)I almost always cast on St. Clair. For the past two years I have caught all my musky on bass baits. Usually spinnerbaits, Rattletraps, and a few jigs. Whenever I use the musky baits (large shad raps, bucktails, and several 9" plugs) only I catch bass. Is this normal for this lake?
I have been saying this for years....

The trollers catch the biggest smallies in the lake and the bass guys catch the biggest musky. Well the guys casting do anyway, right Bob?

I even outfished the Legend himself for musky while throwing bass baits, and he out fished me for bass throwing musky baits.........awesome sport we have!

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Right John but don'r forget I'm getting a rematch from you. Soon I hope. Good fishing Bob
 

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Hey Muskiebobsr,
I know that you have been preaching about that Red-eye for years, and like every other GREAT bait I have to try it. But I have never had any luck on it, not even a sniff. Are there any special retrieves, or favorable locations that a Red-Eye might work. Thanks, BB
 

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My first musky bait thrown on any given day is usually a Brunner Runner bucktail. Some of the sweetest bucktail spinners out there. Keep up the good work Bob. I want a bumblebee colored one.
 

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QUOTE(Bassing Bill @ Jul 14 2004, 09:18 PM)Hey Muskiebobsr,
I know that you have been preaching about that Red-eye for years, and like every other GREAT bait I have to try it. But I have never had any luck on it, not even a sniff. Are there any special retrieves, or favorable locations that a Red-Eye might work. Thanks, BB
I've gotten several lessons from the Legend himself!!!

Retrieve it SLOOOOWWWWW...don't let it spin over...you wanna just rock it back and forth without doing a complete revolution.

It's used primarily as a musky bait now, but Unca Bob informed me that it was originally designed as a St. Clair smallmouth bait....and I've caught smallies on 4 different lakes with it....the biggest being 5.3 lbs!!!
 

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Hey Ken you told it like it is ALMOST. There is a little special thing I do but you have to fish with me to learn it.
 

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Muskiebobsr,

Are you using regular or weedless Redeye spoons? Do you use plastic trailers on any of the spoons? What is your opinion on the red hook craze going on?
Thanks, Curt
 

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Magnum. Never weedless and never a trailer. I have only used the red hooks for the last month or so and have found very little difference in my Muskie fishing but Bass is another thing.
 

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QUOTE(muskiebobsr @ Jul 15 2004, 11:56 AM)Hey Ken you told it like it is ALMOST. There is a little special thing I do but you have to fish with me to learn it.

I know Unca Bob,

I have learned it from you, and have fished it with you but I refuse to give up your secrets!!!

Pretty good of me to tell it ALMOST like it is
 

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Pencilplugger,

Most of the hook Companies and (bass) lure makers are producing red hooks now. I believe they would like us fisherman, that never have enough lures, to buy more of their lures with red hooks for an added advantage. I'm guilty of it, unlike my fishing buddy who refuses to use red hooks, have added red trebles on a few lures. I'm from Indiana and have used them here and in Dale Hollow for bass. We have not noticed any advantage either way. I was just courious if it made any differance for muskie or pike. Thanks for the responses guys, Curt
 
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