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5 year old Annabelle F. from Hartland, WI reals in her first fish on Memorial Day Weekend on the Southern Shores of Bass Lake. Friends Liam and Audrey look on.

3 year old Liam hauls in his first real fish,  using a Spiderman pole and a sharp hook., while being coached by his 4 year old cousin Audrey. In true fisherman style, Liam refuses to divulge the exact location of his lucky fishing spot. May 24, 2017

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I spoke with Dave Seibel, the DNR fisheries specialist, about the presence this Spring of DNR personnel and fish nets, etc.  For 11 days they were conducting the first year of a 2-year Musky population survey.  They will be back at ice out time next year, 2019, to complete that, as well as do a comprehensive survey of all fish.

Only the musky were measured this year, with a total of 21 caught.  The largest was 46 inches, weighing 21 pounds!

Informally, Dave was willing to share some findings about other fish.  He said they saw some nice Crappies, and that the Bluegill and Pumpkinseed were not too bad either.  They caught 4-5 Walleye per day, which he described as not real many, but nice big ones.
Great overall news is that fish are finally traveling freely between Bass and Summit Lake, which he described as working well.  When nature is allowed to take its course it is a good thing.

So it seems their are still a lot of Muskies out there

                                                                                                                                               Carol Horneck

More Fish Tales   as told by Carol Hornek - Bass Lake Ripples Senior Editor

Not to be out done, Bobbi Below hauled this 44.5" Musky yesterday, less than 24 hours later ( July 3).

........Boy the fish stories that must be told over their dinner table

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Great nephew Damian Styche's second time fishing with his Uncle Dan Wink. Of course, our Winston needs to lick the fish as they are landed.

July 2, Bill Below hauled in another Muskie (remember last year he hauled in a 51" er).  This one measured up at about 40.25" but put up quite a fight for over 5  min. and about 8 good runs

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