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The August Full Moon!

Normally one of my favorite times of the year, it was a tough bite!

I fished the chain hard 8/28 - 8/31/04, but the walleyes were just not on the night bite I was expecting! I started each night fishing for muskie from 7 - 9pm. I boated a 34" Musky Sunday night and a 40 1/2 incher 8/30. Both fish were caught between sunset and moon rise - which were within 1/2 hour of each other both nights! The 40 1/2" was right at moon rise I believe. You will see this is something that pays off often for me. Paying attention to moon phase and rise and set of the moon, a major trigger!

As for the Walleyes..... I have had some HUGE catches of 20" plus fish past years on this pattern. NOT THIS TIME!!! I caught three Walleyes in 3 days! And I fished until 3:30am one night!

Of course I did fish more for Muskie but all in all a tough few days.

- 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 ...

Flambeau Chain of Lakes Muskie Fishing.

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