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Ive noticed neither BPS or Cabellas have a large variety Muskie Lures. Well they do, just not the ones I have a lot of confidence in. Lakeside. 10 n Jeffersons got the good ones. I know cuz I stock the shelves every spring. Wileys, Masons, and Beleivers. How ever?

1. Which ones do you prefer or consider your lucky lure?

2. Has anybody ever pulled a muskie out of Lake Nepessing?

3. Who has fished the Nursery and do they beleive that nickname holds any water?

Im sure you old timers use lures other then Wileys, Beleivers and Masons oh ya Terminaters. What other ones do you prefer.
Yes this is a quiz.
 

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Im not trying to dis. BPS or Cabelas. The Old Timer nickname means your a pool of fishing knowledge, so take it as a compliment.
 

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I learned this from the man who has fished 'clair since the days of the Wooly Mammoth...all together now:

ONE OUNCE BRASS REDEYE!!!

Or you can buy Bob Brunner's hand-made Brunner Runners.
 

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It is hard to get a lot of the good Muskie lures in this area of the country. This is a trolling area and most stores don't handle the big jerk baits etc. that are used by most Muskie fisher persons. Helens and Rollies is a great place for them but they are high priced. That syore is unreal. It is wall to wall Muskie baits. I spend several hours each year in it. There are places if you go on the net. My two best jerk baits on St Clair for me are The Reef Hog and the Wades Wobbler. The best Bucktails on the lake are mine. On this statement I have been known to put my money where my mouth is. Not all the time but there are times when they really shine. Ken your right the Red Eye. The Super Shad is as good of a body baiy as you could use.Bill lewis 1 1/2 ounce Rattle Traps excell at times. husie jr. dardvelles are also good in hammered brass and 5 of diamonds. This is the most typing I've done since I wrote my book. All these lures work. Betcha. Bob
 

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Capt B J: If you are referinging to the dumping grounds (The Nursey) I think it is true.
 

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Hi to you back Capt.
 

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The Nursery is South of the Dumps and East of the mouth of the DEtroit river. There a Little Red bouy out there in the middle of nowhere. Im led to beleive thatthats the Nursery. They call it that cuz you catch alot of em but there all small. We pulled 3 big ones out of there in like 2 hours. Then the O.P.P. payed us a visit.

I hear theres Tiger Muskie in Nepessing. Seen some pictures of em at the camping store. When I went out there, JUST TO MANY WEEDS. Ill try agian opening day for inland lakes.
 

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QUOTE(muskiebobsr @ Feb 20 2003, 11:39 PM)Capt B J: If you are referinging to the dumping grounds (The Nursey) I think it is true.
In the future please refrain from calling me Captain BJ. Just call me CBJ.

HAHA Dont wanna give these guys the wrong idea.
 

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I fished there a couple of times. Saw one in the 20 pound class that followed but missed the bait. I have always figured it was the dumping grounds as i have never caught a fish much over 40 inches there but I don't know everything LOL. If your in the area I'm talking Saturday at Gander Mtn. Utica at noon stop by and yak about Muskie. Bob
 

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I caught my first keeper muskie ever on Lake Nepessing about 23 years ago (a Tiger on a bucktail spinner). I caught a few others after that but I haven't been back there in 17 or 18 years. The bass fishing was pretty good back then. Haven't heard anything in the past couple of years about muskies or bass. Maybe someone else?

As far as musky baits on St. Clair, I agree with Mini. I keep catching the darn things on tubes and even small Yamamoto hula grubs. I don't want to even think about big spinnerbaits ever since that one (not the last spinnerbait musky, but the most memorable) attacked my trolling motor - scared me good. And they keep trying to eat bass I need to get into my livewell. I wish you guys would stick more of them and get a little more shy.
 

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anyone ever fish tipsico lake in hartland??? its a pretty small lake but i was up at KD outdoors and they said that a couple of guys were in with some pics of tigers they pulled out. i have fished the lake quite a few times, never seen a muskie, caught several nice pike tho, and a bunch of whopper bass ( largemouth, no smallies ) but i take what i can get! just curious if there is really musky in tipsico.

i dont know much about musky baits, but i can testify that a 1/2 oz terminator spinnerbait in white will catch them all day long, but only if your fishing a bass tournament


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I consider the spillway area to be the nursery. you can catch alot of small fish there all year long. not to mention some big ones in June and late October.

My favorites in order are as follows

Creek chub pikies ( fat boys)
JD pikie Metal Lip
JD pikie Plastic lip
Wileys
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The Spillway holds big fish all year long. I have caught four footers there every month of the season. It gets harder at times but if you work at it you will get into them. It was at one time about the best spot in the area. The Channel Mouths are very productive for big fish also. I still feel the Dumping Grounds are the Nursery. Everyone has the right to their own feelings on this subject LOL. Bob :
 

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The Spillway used to be excellent untill they put in the boom up by Mt. Clemens to direct most of the water down the river channel. With the great reduction in current in the Spillway, fishing has tapered off there in recent years.
As far as favorite lures go, for casting I picked up a couple Muskie Mania Magic Makers last year. They are deadly, my clown colored one already looks like an old veteran. Trolling lures, just about any of the locally produced woodies seem to work. Believers work well for me in cooler water situations too.
Casting lures are certainly in short supply around here, I get most of mine from Rollie and Helens.
 
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