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Post Posted: 05:33pm - Aug 24,18 
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I got a chance to take my second trip to lake of the Woods out of Sunset Lodge in the northwest angle last week. The weather was decent, only a couple really windy days and there was a lot of smoke from western wildfires that kept the sunshine in check. Fishing was decent, we contacted a lot of muskies, hooked 22 and caught 13. At one point I lost 9 in a row in two days. Our biggest two were 48.5 and 49.5 both came from the exact spot on the same spot 4 days apart. Bucktails were the thing to throw, followed by minnowbaits, jerkbaits and topwater, in that order. The bass and walleye fishing on this lake is completely stupid easy. Cast rocks, troll around islands, catch as many as you want. Once the smoke came in the big pike were very active and we caught quite a few on the same musky baits. Fish were on reefs, points and weeds, did not matter! Caught a small hybrid and met a truck driver who decided we were number one after he drafted us to get good gas mileage through Rockford. Cannot wait to go back.

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Post Posted: 06:16pm - Aug 24,18 
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Looks like you guys had an awesome trip. :gpost

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Post Posted: 06:26pm - Aug 24,18 
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Holy cow man. Didn't you throw your back out setting that many hooks? What a collage of monsters!

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Post Posted: 06:47pm - Aug 24,18 
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Did you fish Canada or Minnesota?

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Post Posted: 07:42pm - Aug 24,18 
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Looked to be an awesome trip Todd. That one pike is a beast. Thanks for sharing.

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Post Posted: 08:19pm - Aug 24,18 
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Biggest pike was 43" i think i am missing a couple of pike pics too. I wish i had not lost as many muskies as i did, there would be plenty more to post. We fished canada but sunset lodge in in minnesota. Great resort, staff and a great restuarant, one that people travel by boat to eat at. Luckily they are gone by dark when you get back from fishing. The border is at the end of the island it is on. There just isn't enough area to fish to justify the minnesota license.

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Post Posted: 05:31am - Aug 25,18 
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How do you deal with entry into and out of Canada everyday when fishing?

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Post Posted: 07:35am - Aug 25,18 
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Awesome !! northwest angle definitely on my bucket list! Congrats on all of those fish! Haha yeah like jmdog said how's the back and wrist
What happening that the muskie wouldn't hook up or rather stay on?
And is there a picture of the Hybrid, I'm assuming pike n muskie?

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Post Posted: 01:47pm - Aug 25,18 
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3rd pic down is the hybrid.

To drive to the angle you cross into canada then back into minnesota and you call at a phone at an intersection or at Young's bay where we launch from to go to sunset lodge on oak island. From there you are free to cross. You just need a license for ontario and/or minnesota if you planning on fishing either side.

I know people don't call when they cross on lake st claire, as long as you don't step on land you are ok.

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Post Posted: 11:02pm - Aug 25,18 
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Looks like a banger trip!

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