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Post Posted: 12:56pm - May 28,09 
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I am eager to get my first river fish. Can anyone point me in the right direction for Fox River Musky near Yorkville, i.e. baits, general locations.

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Post Posted: 02:06pm - May 28,09 
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I fish mostly for walleye, but I've seen musky caught down by the dam in Yorkville, by Silver Springs park, hope that helps! Good luck!

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Post Posted: 02:54pm - May 28,09 
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I have not landed a river ski, but rumor is that twitchbaits are a good option ... (ie - 6" jakes/grandmas, baby depthraiders etc)

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Post Posted: 08:15pm - May 28,09 
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The only luck i have had with river musky is when i throw a shallow runner rapala. A gold and black color about 6" or 7". Also medium zara spooks in spring about 4" or 5" work.I guess it depends on the river. I fished the paint river in the U.P. and had sucess with what i told you. Clear water river natural colors. Perch ,walleye patterns. Good luck.

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Post Posted: 01:29am - May 29,09 
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lol. the paint river in the UP is much much different then the fox river. i have fished the paint plenty of times as well as the fox. i have not had luck with muskies yet on the fox but most people have luck on smaller twitch baits and bucktails. i have been out there TONS this year throwing for musky with no action yet. i think its time to change up spots or lures. i have been using failry small stuff (small bucktils, various 6 inch cranks, and 7 inch grandmas) so i might have to try something bigger.

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Post Posted: 10:47pm - Jun 2,09 
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use a top water musky chatterbait, and yes they make musky chatterbaits. You'll be surprised. Also use a pattern that they might feed off of in a river. Maybe silver n black or bluegill pattern GL

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Post Posted: 10:27am - Jun 3,09 
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I have seen muskie guys do well on the Fox throwing traditional baits, but my best luck has always been on a #5 Mepps. The larger smallies will blast them too.

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