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    Musky's and the Mississippi?

    Just read in Outdoor News a guy from Waite Park caught a 48" musky in the Miss, just wondering are many Musky's caught on purpose in the river??

    Any suggestions as to where they seem to be?
    The guy mentioned using a top water bait, that's always fun..

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    I boated 7 skis this year fishing walleye on the Mississippi in the Grand Rapids area. A few years ago I had one that was 50"+ Tbone a couple different 3-5lb pike when I was reeling them in..

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    Appears best hunting is up north, but you'd sure think Pepin would have a few..?

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    I know for a fact Pool 5 in Alma has Muskie’s. Albeit they are few and far between. Also the lower end of P4 has some outstanding fishing for quality Pike as well.

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    Fishable populations from St Cloud north on the river. But many areas you cant access effectively without a jetboat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlvinMack View Post
    I know for a fact Pool 5 in Alma has Muskie’s. Albeit they are few and far between. Also the lower end of P4 has some outstanding fishing for quality Pike as well.
    That being the killer, while they say there are no Musky in Red lake Canada, I caught one years back, that was one in almost 30 years of yearly trips to the lake, I went else where to fish for musky's..

    Sounds like the same for pool 4, probably just not worth the effort, although big pike are fun too.

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    I have seen several this year between Blanchard and Sartell. Only have had 2 landed on accident in the past 2 years. From what i can tell for how shallow the water has been is there sitting in deeper pools, fairly motionless.
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    Until they see something they like, then they are frightingly fast..... like buzzbaits.... man they can make you drop a duece in a hurry

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    I hear muskies are real thick in the Monti section

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    They taste good to..... especially out of the nuke plant discharge

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    They are in there...but I have not chased them in the river itself....lots of the lakes that the Mississippi ruuns though obvioulsy have native muskies in them...it is probably worth a shot....

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    I caught my very first Muskie in the mouth of Minnehaha creek many, many, many years ago. There are some Muskies in the metro area of old man river, unfortunately I doubt that there are as many as there were way back in the day.

    There are still good numbers in the upper Mississippi, especially around the Grand rapids area. I don't get up there as much as I used to, but I do know some guys that really do well up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenW View Post
    Just read in Outdoor News a guy from Waite Park caught a 48" musky in the Miss, just wondering are many Musky's caught on purpose in the river??

    Any suggestions as to where they seem to be?
    The guy mentioned using a top water bait, that's always fun..

    Al
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