1. 17 in. Northern Pike

    1. Tim Collins 0
      Any help finding a copy I can buy of Russ Warye's, Cisco Chain, Land-O-Lakes-Watersmeet, maps and articles on the Cisco Chain. Hot-Spots can't re-print it! ...more Thank you.
  2. Heading up to Crystal Falls, MI next weekend. Has anyone been out on the Paint River, Paint River Pond, Brule River Flowage, Peavy Pond, or any of the lakes in ...more the area and been doing any good?

    Probably going to target musky most of the time (CPR only) but would be open to learning anything new about the water, as we have only spent one trips worth of time on Peavy and part of the Paint River via Peavy Pond and the Little Bull Diversion Canal.

  3. Details: Just arrived 3/20/2016. Anyone have guide/charter/outfitter recommendations?

    Want to explore and target multiple species.

    1. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Check orange beach marina. They have many charter captains there.
  4. Just arrived! 3/20/2016. Anyone have recommendations for guides/charters/outfitters in the area? What's biting? Would like to target multiple species.

  5. Hey Matt I saw you followed paradise lake up in Oneida. You ever ice fish that lake?

    1. Jacob Anderson 0
      No problem.
    2. Jake Hanke 0
      Awesome thanks for the tip. Appreciate it
    3. Jacob Anderson 0
      Dam is probably a better bet. North Nokomis and the Rainbow Flowage are also worth a visit.
    4. Jacob Anderson 0
      I've iced fished it before, a member of my family used to live on the lake and I would visit every summer. There used to be lots of smallies in there, and some ...more decent panfish. Ice fishing is pretty slow but you can occasionally take a bass or snake pike on a tipup. I got a walleye one time at night as well. I don't know if there is public access though.
    5. Jake Hanke 0
      Hey thanks for the reply. I am actually on dam as well and will be headed up this weekend. Was just looking to explore a bit and was wondering if that lake was worth ...more a try.
    6. Matt Newman 0
      Jake, I have never fished it period. I have a friend that lives over on Dam Lake. He may know something about it though. Just looking for some general advice? ...more Let me know and I will ask him.
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  6. Details: Kayak Drop Point - Paoli Boat Launch to Lake Belle View

    Kayak Drop Point - Sugar River - Paoli Boat Launch to Lake Belle View

  7. Details: Kayak Drop Point - Hwy 69 to Lake Belle View

    Kayak Drop Point - Sugar River Hwy 69 to Lake Belle View

  8. Details: Kayak Drop Point - County A to Lake Belle View

    Kayak Drop Point - Sugar River County A to Lake Belle View/Belleville

  9. Details: Kayak Drop Point - Frenchtown Rd to Lake Belle View

    Kayak Drop Point - Sugar River - Frenchtown Rd to Lake Belle View/Belleville

  10. Guided Ron to his largest musky to-date.

    45 in. Muskellunge with a top water

    1. Matt Newman 0
      Also, we were both so excited that we forgot to measure this fish. Ron is about 6'7" for perspective. I think the fish was around 45".
    2. Matt Newman 0
      Best part about this catch was that Ron was using an old spinning reel with old 6lbs test on it and a cheap leader. Just before it hit I asked him about the line. ...more Once I heard that fish hammer it on the surface I rushed to get the trolling motor down to chase him around. After a few good runs, she was in the net and Ron was holding his largest musky. After we watched this guys swim away Ron had an even larger one swing and miss 10 minutes later. Coming back next year for more Pat Hingos. For those of you wishing to make the trip up to Peavy Pond/Paint River, The Michi-Aho Resort is a great place to stay and Pat Hingos, the owner, and his family are all great hosts. Boat rentals available, which is how we did this trip.
    3. patrick hingos 0
      matt, 82 degrees today, need cooler temps. guys at the resort are catching nice perch 14 to 16
    4. patrick hingos 0
      nice fish, must be tne lower half of peavy
    5. Jeff Weathers 0
      Awesome fish! Bet it was exciting glad to see one brought to hand in the pond!
    6. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Now you can teach me a thing or two about that fishery!
    7. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Awesome musky! Glad to see you guys had some luck at Peavy!
    8. Christopher Pereira 0
      Sweet top water action!
    9. Dave Mogensen 0
      Nice job Matt, great catch Ron
    10. Scottie Martin 0
      Great work Matt.
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Absolutely love the sport of fishing. Always willing to share it with someone, regardless of their experience level. Madison, Wisconsin area ...more resident without a boat. For those of you with a boat, let me know if you need a boat partner.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Muskie!
  • Waterway Lake of the Woods - Canada
  • Lure Anything that causes a fish to come unglued! Topwater