Very tough fishing; water is down/super clarity, westnile mosquitos are horrible/ got bit at least 30 times, had a chance at fish both days but could'nt get em hooked. 8-24/ Fished in the evening. Started off by working a silver/white tandem giant killer. Lost it on a snag and went to a firetiger/black/orange tandem giant killer. Casting like a trooper while getting ate by mosquitos, when I see a nice muskie just under a tree. I made a great cast right in the zone and the muskie grabbed and spit the spinner quicker than I could react. Little rusty, it's been a while,lol. This was a very nice fish, so I worked the area hard for a couple hours. Even tried a black/loon colored topraider and a green/silver super shad rap to no avail. Hint--Hey smallmouth guys the bass were trying to eat lures as big as them. They seemed to be stacked up at the eddys. 8-25/ Rained in the morning, so I fished the afternoon(still a little hot for that!). Fished the same area where I saw the muskie, but could'nt get anything going. Moved on fishing a solid orange tandem giant killer. After another 200 cast, I got swarped by a decent muskie. Barely felt her, but got a super look when she rolled on the surface. I even tried changing up to the green/silver shad rap to give her a different look, but she did'nt bite again. How these fish take a bite at a lure with two three ought trebles hanging back there and don't get hooked, I'll never know,lol. I'll take that kind of action for late summer,though. I'd like to see some cool temps. and more water in the streams. Looking forward to the fall/winter muskie fishing! I'll get you guys a new pic sooner or later! Cross your fingers for me. I'll probably be back out tomorrow!!! Good fishing everyone!