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Name: JIM REEVES Date: July 22, 2013 Rating:
 
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What a great trip. Took my son and Grandson to Fisherman's Cove Resort on Curlew Lake for a three day fishing getaway. Couldn't have asked for more. Limits every day of fat 12" average Rainbows. ( 16" was tops ) Weather was HOT and the lake was flat every day. Still fished, mostly with Powerbait, from a rental boat at the south end of the lake. Can't say enough about Fisherman's Cove Resort. Friendly, accommodating and reasonable. We reserved a week for next year.
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Name: Pitboss Date: July 10, 2013 Rating:
 
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Wow, what a evening of fishing. Got to the fish hole at about 7:30pm. As soon as I put my line in the water I had a tap tap on the line, so I give it a little more line and bam had a fish on. At first it was swimming to the boat so I don't know how big it was, then it took a run and then another run. Start to reel him in and about halve way to the boat it takes another run. Finally he is tired enough reel him. Net him and it is a 18 inch 2.2 pound rainbow.
So my wife and I continue to fish and miss a couple of bites and then hook an average 13 incher and in to the cooler it goes. We miss a couple more bites. Then My wife has a big take down on her pole, but by the time she gets to it she thinks she missed it. But then the fish comes out of the water about 20 feet from the boat. So I tell her to reel in quickly and sure enough the fish is still on the hook. She get the line tight and and then the fish makes a big run away from the boat. Her eyes get real big. And I say to her that is a big fish. So she does a great job reel him in and keeping the line tight. Net him and it is a 18 inch 2.3 lb rainbow. She beat me again.
That was all in about 45 minutes. Great evening on the water, decided to call a night
We were using rainbow power bait on a 5 foot leader with a slip sinker.
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Name: Pitboss Date: July 06, 2013 Rating:
 
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We went out still fishing in the evening for some Rainbows. Got to the fishing hole at about 7:15. Setup were slip sinker with about 4 to 5 feet of leader and power bait. Picked up a couple of nice 12 and 13 inch fish with in the first 15 or 20 minutes. Missed a few nice bites.
Then my wife had a really nice fish on, it made a couple of runs and then I know it was a good size fish. She finally got it close to the boat and I knew it was a fatty. It went under the boat and I thought it had wrapped around the anchor rope, but then came back around and took another short run. then was able to get him in the net. It was nice 18 inches. Beautiful Fish.
Great evening on the water. We ended up with 8 fish all average about 12 to 14 inches and the nice 18 inch. Headed back to camp at around 8:45.
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Name: PokeyPrasch Date: July 03, 2013 Rating:
 
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Fishing report for the week of 7/1-7/5.

I fished every morning around Blacks Beach resort from a pontoon for LMB & Tigers catching atleast 10 LMB with each outing, the largest I caught was on Friday the 5th. It was 20" and probaby 4.5 lbs. The Tiger muskie was a whopping 26", but he was big enough to do some damage to my Evolve species frog. Topwater seemed to be the key for big bass all week, Evolve Species Frog (Natural greens), Spro Frog (Firetiger) & Savage Gear Prey lure (Black). I caught a large number of smaller fish using a drop shot with 4" Nojo worms or Powerteam Tickler Green/Chartruese worms and a few others using some weighted wacky rig hooks.

I spotted several 3'+ muskie around the Blacks Beach docks on multiple days, I was unable to get them to bite.

I didn't fish anywhere else as the family boat was being used for watersports or trolling. Either way, a great week of bass action. My father and mother trolled for trout several days and usually limited, one thing to note is that 2 of the largest trout they caught were infested with some type of clear roundworm. I'd never seen that before.
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Name: oldmanfishing Date: April 23, 2013 Rating:
 
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We hit Curlew Lake at the perfect time! The weather was excellent, the water was calm and the trout were biting. Limits were caught the first 6 days with ease. We trolled the southern end of the lake from just north of the boat launch at the state park to the south shore near the east shore and off the east sides of the southern islands. The most successful setups were green wedding rings and hoochies about 8" behind a rainbow dodger. They were all double snelled rigs adorned with night crawlers. We trolled about as slow as possible with a half ounce banana weight to get towards the bottom. The fish averaged 16" and 2 lbs. The meat was bright and firm.
We stayed at the state park and can't say enough good things about it. It's nearly empty this time of the year, had coin-op showers, was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back!
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Name: dougw Date: August 10, 2012 Rating:
 
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Fished Curlew all weekend for tigers. Between two boats, we ended up with 8 fish (not including incidental bass). The largest being 48.5" x 22". Very few followers, and a lot of strikes. The fish were striking very light, but when they hooked up look out! Saw fish just about everywhere on the lake as opposed to our last trip where they were fairly localized on a few spots.
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Name: PokeyPrasch Date: June 30, 2012 Rating:
 
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Got up on Saturday with bass on my brain. Put together my pontoon and hit the water around Black's Beach where I was staying. Did very well at both ends of Black's beach, but fingerlings all in between. Used a drop shot rig almost exclusively since I don't like to carry more than 1 pole in the pontoon. Used a fat roboworm, and caught some decent hawgs, but the biggest was on a Nojo worm, oxblood.

By noon, the rest of my party was up and ready to fish and we headed out on the water. We headed all the way to the north end of the lake and the fishing was on fire for anyone with a roboworm. A couple decent fish, the biggest 5.2lber, pretty impressive for Curlew, atleast from my experience the bass are plentiful but you really have to work for the big ones.

After dropping off some of our party we headed to the other end of the lake, just before the small connected lake that some call "Roberta". We fished for about an hour without anything decent and then splash, I had a tiger muskie on my 8lb flouro dropshot. The line snapped on the hookset and I followed with my muskie rod. No joy.

We moved along and fished the cove to the west and the bass were there but I stuck the musky gear, eventually we came across a large muskie 35" + just sittin on a submerged log, the first cast he twitched but stayed and then ignored all my subsequent casts before swimming off.

We fished around a bit more but the bass bite was on, but we spotted a couple muskies but they weren't interested in anything I brought to the table and I wasn't able to boat a muskie this year but I might have a chance to go back early fall.

Fished for trout a few nights and didn't catch anything, my little sister caught a few. All the trout I saw this week were small and fat?

No decent pics of anything, just a lil one with my lil sister.
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Name: Mark K Date: June 24, 2012 Rating:
 
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Hit Curlew again for the second time in a month. Fished with my wife, Doug W, and his son. It is beautiful out there. We seen a ton of wildlife, and all the Muskie you could want. Problem was catching them them though... Friday evening and Saturday we hit it hard only to get a handful of small bass that had no business hitting our Muskie lures. We seen 5 fish each day including some rolling really hard, and others coming up and gulping air and diving back down with their backs out of the water like a whale. Crazy. Didn't have on sniff a lure until the wife had a real nice follow by a mid forties fish at sunset Saturday.

Hit the same spots Sunday morning and found them empty, so we moved and changed tactics. We found the fish that's for sure! In 3 hours Sunday afternoon we seen no less than 17 Muskies! I have never before this weekend seen a Tiger porpoise. As soon as we hit our new spot we were gonna try, a HUGE tiger head comes out of the water and porpoises for about 20 yards. We moved towards it casting along the way and got the only Tiger we were able to put in the boat. It was not the same fish but it was a healthy 41.5x21, my PB by half an inch. Its weight estimates at 25lbs. From then on we had 3 more good follows by some BIG girls, and just continued seeing BIGGG fish cruising all over under, and around us porpoising.

I wish we had taken video. We had one fish come to the surface about 10 yards from the boat and come straight at us. It got a little less than 10 feet away and turned and swam parallel with the boat. You could clearly see the Tiger stripes on the gill plates and her eyes as she swam by. Awesome. This happened all afternoon. What a show! If your not going to catch many Muskie it's sure fun to feel like your boat is sitting on a small aquarium! Good times, I cant wait to get back there!
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Name: trout chaser Date: January 06, 2012 Rating:
 
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Had a good day out on the lake at the state boat launch. Caught a few smaller RT, but didnt keep any. Sun was high and bright.
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Name: Jan Cowing Date: July 29, 2011 Rating:
 
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Enjoyed another wonderful vacation at Curlew. Loved our cabin as it overlooked a newly finished dock which made fishing and mooring our boat a real joy. We fished on and off from early morning trolling various flies tipped with a little power bait to evening still fishing. Trolling flies, while very successful in the past this year it was 'so-so'. Didn't get skunked as was able to land one beauty (about 16" fat) in front of the state park at 26'. Most of the time we fished Roberta where we were able to hook up with several big ones' with several going 2.5 lbs and 17-18" range. Really great fighters. It was beautiful weather and warm...just wish I could figure out when the 'bite was on'...most of the success continues with the night (11 p.m on) fisherman but who wants to do that and be eaten by the bugs...There is a lot of 'feed' in the lake so I assume the trout are very spoiled in that they are fussy about the time and when to feed. when is the best time? If I knew the answer I would be a lot richer. All in all its a wonderful place.

Tight lines to all
Jan Cowing
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