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2002 Musky List & Fishing Report Print E-mail

2002 FISHING REPORT - NEWS AND VIEWS.
WHAT A YEAR! The final count on legal muskies out of this Lodge is again high (35 in 2000, 47 in 2001,42 in 2002). The list looks longer as we continued, and will continue, our philosophy of FISHING IS FOR FUN. If you enjoyed catching it, we invite you to put it on the chart. People often ask about the current agitation to raise the "legal" size to a trophy level of, perhaps 40". Our succint reply is that our guests release almost 100%, except damaged fish, and that humankind's definition "legal" is irrelevant to the musky's sex life and their well being! We advocate two categories recordable (30"-45") vs. trophy of 45" or larger.   So, we intend for our musky chart to list the fun you had!

May - saw less catch that usual
June - saw a few more
July - saw fewer musky (perhaps all our guests were golfing in July 2002 as the resort had the biggest month of July yet for both Lodge and golf!)
August - was average,
September - was best in years (even without the big day of Sept. 10/11 when there were twenty guides and ten extra boats, and we needed traffic cops and valet parking for guide trailers!)
October - was disappointing earlier but later the fishing turned excellent, especially for walleye..

STORIES, STORIES, STORIES.....I am happy so many of regular, repeat superb fishermen were successful. The Ott family and Bob and Pat Altergott in September. Young Mike Wilson was as enthusiastic (fanatic?) as ever and Granma and his guide, John Myhre, had a hard time keeping up. Joe Schart was successful in June, boating his 25th, and also remembering those now dead he had fished with for those 25 fish: his father, Bert Hardenbrook, his guide Ken Eck - but also enjoying being with his own son, who now fishes with Dad, golfs with Mum, and photographs the Lodge in its many moods on his own (when the web page gets updated for 2003, most of those pictures will be Jody's). 
 
In 2002, we all mourned Ken Eck's passing - a legend of fishing and of fishing stories, both by him and about him. His name is to be in the Fishing Hall of Fame here in Hayward.

AS USUAL, SOME WEEKS JUST EXPLODE when you aren't expecting it: this year they were June 21-24, JUNE 29-30, Aug. 11-13, Sept. 4-7, Sept. 15-18, Sept. 26-28.
AS USUAL,  there were constant reports of musky right off the dock, or very close in where you didn't need a boat, except to chase it. No musky went after bait under the big central dock this year. However, there were a couple of stories where the musky favored your arrival day and seemed to like the smell of the car still on the line, before the suitcases even got unpacked. Moral of the story? Settling-in can wait - go fishing immediately!

However, the bigger talk around here is twofold: the BASS fishing has provided a lot of fun, mostly small-mouth but also large mouth. The other chatter in the area, and at our local Happy Hooker bait and tackle store, is that FLY-FISHING for musky is on everyone's tongue. If you want to try it, we can get you guides for this as well as conventional fishing. The Orvis dealer down the road is very involved. 

"The big day" was Sept. 10, when one corporate customer at the Lodge put thirty boats on Teal, Lost Land and Teal River, (20 of them guides) for one grand tournament. This unique and wonderful day was totally catch and release, the musky being released immediately under Muskies, Inc. tournament rules, and other categories being kept in live wells, brought in for weigh in and then released. They offered equal prizes for the top three fish in five categories: musky, northern, bass, walleye and crappie.    It meant that the usual emphasis of the fall was not preoccupied with musky, and many musky guides were lured away by these incentives! All categories brought in substantial fish, so it was a wonderful measure of "one moment in time." 
Top prize winner in each category were:
Musky: 42"
Northern Pike: 4.9 lbs.
Bass: 2.4 lb.
Walley: 2.3 lbs.
Crappie: 15 oz.

Teal Lake is well and very happy!  Thank you for this terrific moment, to measure what is today against "how it used to be." 

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26-MayDICK BATZNORTHBROOK, ILSMALL MOUTH BASS:4.3LB, 18" GIRTH!Teal   
27-MayGEORGE PAPANATOSCOON RAPIDS,MN.NORTHERN 23""Teal  2 hrs out of the car - any slime is good in May! 
28-MaySTEPHEN KRAUSSCHICAGO, IL.39 1/2"TealQUICKSETMilt Dieckman 
7-JunX JIM JACKSONPALM CITY, FL.38 1/2"TealQUICKSETBERT, KEN & DAD25th legal MUSKY! 
12-JunJOE SCHARTDES PLAINES, IL.36 1/2""TealQUICKSETtoo smallHad to cut the barbs
15-JunKEVIN KIMESOTTAWA, IL.37"TealMEPPS MINNOWThe fathers and the sons!day of arrival - in the evening. 
16-JunX RYAN KIMESOTTAWA, IL.36"TealMEPPS MINNOWThe fathers and the sons! 
19-JunKEVIN KIMESOTTAWA, IL.38"TealMEPPS MINNOWThe fathers and the sons! 
21-JunPETER NELSONDARIEN, IL.44"TealQUICKSETMilt DieckmanVERY, VERY WET! 
23-JunMIKE BUCKDEERFIELD, IL37"TealSUICKJOHN MYHRE 
23-JunJOHN MYHREHAYWARD, WI.30"TealORANGE BROOMSTICKMIKE BUCK 
24-JunMIKE BUCKDEERFIELD, IL32""TealWHIRLYBIRDJOHN LEVY 
24-JunMIKE BUCKDEERFIELD, ILBASS 17""TealWHIRLYBIRD AGAIN!  
29-JunAM: MILES COOPERMANHIGHLAND PARK, IL.31"TealQUICKHIT/CRAPPIEMilt Dieckman 
29-JunAM: MILES COOPERMANHIGHLAND PARK, IL.33"TealQUICKHIT/CRAPPIEMilt Dieckman 
29-JunAM: MILES COOPERMANHIGHLAND PARK, IL.36"TealQUICKHIT/CRAPPIEMilt Dieckman 
29-JunPM: MILES COOPERMANHIGHLAND PARK, IL.34"TealQUICKHIT/CRAPPIEMilt Dieckman 
30-JunPAUL IMLEGONVICK, MN.40"TealBluegillNick Andres 
3-JulNICK ANDRESVERNON HILLS, IL.35"TealBluegillMILT DIECKMAN 
3-JulRICH ANDRESVERNON HILLS, IL.35"TealBluegillMILT DIECKMAN 
18-JulLARRY FRAZINMILWAUKEE, WI.34"TealBluegillMILT DIECKMAN 
18-JulLARRY FRAZINMILWAUKEE, WI.36 1/2"TealGRIM REAPERMILT DIECKMANMilt's first this year on artificial 
18-JulLARRY FRAZINMILWAUKEE, WI.37"TealBluegillMILT DIECKMANTwo in one day! 
21-JulX WILLIAM KRENNFOND DU LAC, WI.33"TealYELLOW CLEO/RED DOTSfriends & parentsOFF THE DOCK -6LB TEST 
1-AugSTEVE THROESSELENDORA, IA32"TealTWIN SPIN CRAPPIEALONELovely morning, before the storm. 
2-AugX CARMEN BRANDELJORDAN, MN.35"Teal QuicksetMILT DIECKMAN & Dad 
7-AugANTHONY MONTELLEONEANTOCH, IL.40"TealMANTA JERK BAITJOHN MYHRE 
11-AugTOM PURNELLMILTON, WI.32"CHIP.GHOST TAILDYLAN PURNELL, son 
12-AugMIKE WILSONCHICAGO, IL.32"TealSUICKJOHN MYHRE 
12-AugTOM PURNELLMILTON, WI.37"TealMEPPS MUSKY KILLEROFF THE PIER, KIDS ALL THERE 
13-AugMIKE WILSONCHICAGO, IL.32"MOOSESUICKJOHN MYHRE 
13-AugMIKE WILSONCHICAGO, IL.31"MOOSESTOMPERJOHN MYHRE 
16-AugCHUCK INDIHARSAVAGE, MN.32 1/23"TealBLUEGILLMILT DIECKMAN & Dad 
30-AugSTEVE WAGERHAWTHORN WOODS, IL44 1/2"TealQUICK SETMILT DIECKMAN & Dad 
30-AugROB WAGERHAWTHORN WOODS, IL32"TealQUICK SETMILT DIECKMAN & Dad 
4-SepART SMITHMILWAUKEE, WI.38"TealYELLOW BUCKTAILPEG SMITH 
6-SepART SMITHMILWAUKEE, WI.36"TealYELLOW BUCKTAILMILT DIECKMAN 
7-SepART SMITHMILWAUKEE, WI.37"TealYELLOW BUCKTAILNobody, but I have picture 
7-SepJOSH BUGELWOODURY, MN.36"TealQUICKSETMILT DIECKMAN & 8 yr. old grandson 
10-SepJOHN ATTIORLANDO, FL.42"TealTHIS GROUP WAS ALL TOGETHER (a corporate outing)  
10-SepJOHN PETTYCLEVELAND,OH37 3/4"TealWITH 20 GUIDES, AND FISHING IN   
10-SepJOHN PETTYCLEVELAND,OH31"TealCOMPETITION FOR ALL SPECIES.   
10-SepSTEVE BORODCLEVELAND,OH42"TealALL MUSKIES WERE WITNESSED UNDER  
10-SepSTEVE BORODCLEVELAND,OH36"TealMUSKIES INC. RULES OF 2 WITNESSES.  
10-SepLARRY HOERNERPITTTSBURG, PA34"TealALL OTHER SPECIES WERE BROuGHT IN LIVE  
10-SepLARRY HOERNERPITTTSBURG, PA32"TealFOR WEIGH-IN AND RELEASED  
10-SepDAVE TREAKNERPHILADELPHIA, PA.33"Teal   
10-SepALBANWOWSKI?4.9 LB NORTHERNTeal   
10-SepJANASHEK?2.4 LB BASSTeal   
10-SepLANDREVILLE?2.3 LB WALLEYETeal   
10-SepGRAHAM?15 OZ CRAPPIETeal   
15-SepCONNIE RIGGLECHANDLER, AZ. 39 1/2"TealQUICKSETMILT DIECKMAN 
16-SepBOB ALTERGOTTPALATINE, IL45" apx. 25 lbs.TealQUICKSETLate afternoon, 6 ish, with one cast off the dock! 
16-SepPAT ALTERGOTTPALATINE, IL38"TealQUICKSETeach other &
16-SepBOB ALTERGOTTPALATINE, IL32" apx. 25 lbs.TealQUICKSETeach other &
18-SepPAT ALTERGOTTPALATINE, IL33 1/2" apx. 25 lbs.TealQUICKSETeach other &
18-SepPAT ALTERGOTTPALATINE, IL36"TealQUICKSETeach other &
26-SepGARY PEPPLERWATERFORD, WI.43 1/2"TealQUICKSETDARYL NEIBAUER 
26-SepJOE OTTARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL.L40"TealQuicksetJohn Myhre 
26-SepGEORGE OTT IIIARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL.L33"TealTOP RAIDERJEFF EVANS 
26-SepJOHN OTTARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL.L32"TealSPINNERJEFF EVANS 
26-SepSCOTT BRODKORBALGONQUIN, IL.31"TealSUCKERDARYL NEIBAUER 
27-SepMARTY RODGERSMILWAUKEE, WI.39"MOOSESUCKERDARYL NEIBAUER 
27-SepGARY PEPPLERWATERFORD, WI.33 1/2"MOOSESUCKERDARYL NEIBAUER 
27-SepMARTY RODGERSMILWAUKEE, WI.31"MOOSESUCKERDARYL NEIBAUER 
28-SepGEORGE OT, JR.ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL.L36"TealQuicksetTERRY PETERSON 
30-SepKARL ILGST. CHARLES, IL.40"TealSUCKERJOHN MYHRE 
1-OctKARL ILGST. CHARLES, IL.42"TealSUCKERJOHN MYHRE 
24-OctDAN BELZFT. ATKINSON39"TealSuckerB.J. JAMES 
24-OctUNKNOWN 43"Teal SUCKERJOHN MYHRE 
25-OctUNKNOWN 40"Teal SUCKERJOHN MYHRE 
 
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