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The Guide Log of a professional muskie fishing guide specializing on the Flambeau Chain.

The first-hand accounts of great outings as told by a master guide.

Hi, I'm Rick Domini - owner of Rick Domini Guide Services and with over 30 years of fishing the Flambeau Chain, I can tell you some pretty good fishing stories...

I'll tell you all about thrilling battles with monster muskies, fast action on walleye and bass, the techniques behind tracking and boating huge fish, braving the moody elements and, of course, the stories of the one that got away!

All articles are saved so you can browse through the archives any time you want.

Some big muskies aren't records but they still are a lot of fun!!
You can read all about this monster in the Featured Article:

Big Crawlingstone comes through again!

2015 Walleye Fishing - Let the harvest begin!

2014 started with a super late ice out and continued cold through July! 2015 already looks better!

The Walleye pictured is a rare "mid day" Walleye off the chain. Anyone who knows me knows I rarely fish in the middle of the day. But last years late ice out and cold water all summer changed in early August. We finally had summer arrive and got some much needed, sustained warm weather. The fish went crazy. On the day of Full moon, August 9th, I caught a 21 1/2 inch Smallmouth, the 29 inch Walleye pictured, and had a 30 LB Musky follow!! It did not matter what you were fishing for or when (11am Walleye) the fish were biting. The combination of moon phase, perfect weather pattern, and lots of time on the water made for a great week and a half of fishing. It was just another example of how weather dictates each years peak time to fish. It is different year to year but in 2014 the key was that blast of warm weather to start August. It was something we had all been waiting for, even the fish.

In 2015, after many years of having a 18" size limit, the Flambeau Chain will now have a 15 inch minimum. Also a 20-24 inch slot where no fish can be kept. One fish over 24 inches is allowed. With these new regulations a lot more Walleyes will be kept in 2015.

More to come.....

- Rick Domini

* 10/05/2013
   Persistence pays off with two nice Muskie
* 03/23/2013
   2012 Season Recap
* 04/01/2012
   40 Years on the Flambeau Chain
* 11/20/2011
   Late fall = Fast action for Smallmouth Bass
* 11/19/2010
   2010 Year of the Big Walleye for Domini boys!
* 12/17/2009
   Summer Peak & Predicting the Hot Bite!
* 07/19/2009
   Summer Peak
* 10/15/2008
   Big Fall Smallmouth!!
* 06/16/2008
   Walleye bite is on!
* 05/08/2008
   The Chain is finally open!
* 11/04/2007
   Smallmouth Grandslam!
* 01/30/2007
   Non moon phase trophy !
* 01/19/2007
   Safe Ice and good fishing are finally here!
* 11/08/2006
   Post Turnover Smallmouth
* 10/11/2006
   Turnover is here!
* 05/21/2006
   Cold Water Temps
* 04/23/2006
   ICE OFF CHAIN BY 4/15/06
* 10/23/2005
* 10/04/2005
   Warm Water / Slow Fishing should come to an end soon!
* 08/05/2005
   Full Moon, hot weather turn on the Big Smallmouth !
* 06/27/2005
   Full Moon + Moon Rise = Success!
* 02/07/2005
   Two Trophy Pike!
* 01/24/2005
   Big Winter Pike!
* 09/19/2004
   Big Crawlingstone comes through again!
* 09/05/2004
   The August Full Moon!
Great Guide Tips on catching big muskies, walleye and bass. Focus on the Flambeau Chain of Lakes.
* 05/03/2015
   2015 Walleye size limit has changed!
* 10/04/2013
   Late, Turnover Bigins
* 06/08/2013
   Cold Water!
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The Walleye pictured is a rare "mid day" Walleye off the chain. Anyone who knows me knows I rarely fish ...

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