To be fair, I had planned this trip back in early August. My little brother lives in the Chicago area and has been a muskie hunter for 20 years. He knows the Spider Lake Chain like the back of his hand. We made the drive up in about 7 hours. A friend of his has a cabin right on the water and we had the run of the place for a whole week.
What a great time we had! The colors of the Northwoods was spectacular!
I'd say 95% of the anglers up in Northern Wisconsin fish for muskies exclusively (all other fish are considered BAIT!). They're also the most friendly and helpful folks you'll ever meet.
I'm already making plans to return next year. I'm totally "hooked" on Muskellunges!! They are, by far, the most nasty and powerful fish I've ever caught!
...and also the most FUN!