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  • AvatarMuskieMan
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    Hello everyone,
    I want to try Lake MacBride for Muskie but have never been on the lake because I never wanted to use my electric everywhere. Just recently got a little flatbottom that I can put a 6hp on and was wondering if anyone would share some of your Musky spots for me just to get started on the lake?
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    AvatarICEMAN101
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    I’m not a musky fisherman but I’ve caught a handful around the islands in the spring and fall on crankbaits, typically when the water is under 60 degrees. I’ve also caught a few in the summer pulling #11 flicker minnows and #7 jointed shad raps behind boards in open water. Most of the fish I’ve caught have been in the low to mid 30″ range.

    AvatarMuskieMan
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    Thank you sir.
    They were Pure Muskie right, not Tigers?

    AvatarMuskieMan
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    Are there any weed flats in it or good submergent week cover? Any good maps available?

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    AvatarMengo
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    The Iowa DNR site has some maps. Attached is what they have for Macbride.

    http://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/fish/maps/mac52.pdf

    AvatarMuskieMan
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    Thanks

    BrandonUSMCBrandonUSMC
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    Quote by: ICEMAN101

    I’m not a musky fisherman but I’ve caught a handful around the islands in the spring and fall on crankbaits, typically when the water is under 60 degrees. I’ve also caught a few in the summer pulling #11 flicker minnows and #7 jointed shad raps behind boards in open water. Most of the fish I’ve caught have been in the low to mid 30″ range.

    yep thats where i have caught them before

    AvatarMuskieMan
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    Where are the islands?

    AvatarMuskieMan
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    Found a couple maps but I don’t see any islands.

    AvatarICEMAN101
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    Most of the vegetation on the lake is invasive and doesn’t hold many fish. I think most of the muskies are relating to rock structure or are following shad in open water.

    There are a handful of very small islands on both the north shore of the north arm and the south shore of the south arm.

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    Thanks again everyone

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