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    Default Flambeau river reports?

    Hi Guys,
    anything happening on the river? I will be up fishing the last week of July.
    Fishing from Pixley down to Deadman's. What's the water level like?
    thanks

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    St. Croix Kid:

    Send me a pm with your cell number and I will call you from below the Pixley Dam on Sat. Night!!!

    Mark

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    The river form both the pixley and crowley dams have been good. Muskies have been located on the edges of weed beds and flats in 6-8 ft of water. Bulldawgs and cowgirls are taking fish. Smallies are going on tubes and spinners below the dams and current breaks. Water levels are down slightly.
    Good Luck fishing
    Joe brezinski
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    bulldawgs- check
    spinners- check
    tubes- check
    Joe I read an article that some of the bigger smallies will relate to weeds on the river and won't hit topwaters. a good technique might be throwing unweighted t-rigged plastics into the weeds and weed edges. does this make sense to you?

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    It sure does. Anytime you can place a bait on top of a non agressive smallie good things can happen.A bait with little to no weight with the tantilizing action of a tube maybe all it takes to get a strike. I still would work zaras and poppers but I would move them at an extremely slow speed. I have actually witness smallies sit right below or behind a bait for what seemed to be an eternity before I got them to strike.
    Good luck
    Joe
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    Joe Brezinski - Professional Fishing Guide

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    I intentionally never threw to weeds on the river for smallies. will have to give that a try this year. Herbie from 9 Mile says the river is as low as he can ever remember and he's like eighty years old. I guess when we find holes we will find fish..

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    Default just got back

    the fishing was nothing short of fantastic. i can't even remember how many smallies we boated. some walleye and catfish. moved a big muskie the last day there.

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    Default St. Croix Kid

    Congrats on your recent fishing success. How big were the smallies?? The water levels on the area lakes have risen due to the rains this week. I could not tell you how the fishing was last week because I was on Vermilion for a few days. Nasty weather, high winds and rain but we still managed to get the muskie up. I heard of some BIG muskies caught buy a few fishermen from my area of wisconsin but i cant confirm anything. I believe a 56,53, and 51 by 1 angler. Awesome.
    Good luck fishing
    Joe Brezinski
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    Joe
    the size was much better than the last couple of years. I have been fishing that stretch every year since 1997. the last couple of years I was frankly disappointed by the size. this year was much different. I personally caught at least 2 dozen fish over 14" and a few that approached 17" No real big bruisers but a 17" riverine smallie will flat wear you out! That muskie came after a smallmouth I had hooked. I was wading and didn't have a lure or pole big enough to go after him. I know where he's at. he's been in that hole for a couple of years. it's either him or another fish that may have replaced him.

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    I would say that you have the smallies dialed in!!! I think some anglers expect to catch 20" smallies and if they don't its a ##### day. I would love to have action all day long and catching fish in the 17" range can really put up a fight in the river. By the way where did you say that muskie was located? Just kidding!!
    Take Care
    Joe
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    Joe Brezinski - Professional Fishing Guide

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    the action was non stop. don't get me wrong there were lots of 12" fish also but overall the size was great. a 20" is rare there but we have caught them.

    drop me your e-mail to kornflambeau@yahoo.com
    i know the guy who we rent canoes from wants that fish out of there. screwing up his walleye hole. it's a biggun. we've moved it two years in a row. use something that looks like a smallie because he chews them up. the thing about that hole is if you take a muskie out of there another one will replace it.

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