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anyone been to bowstring and are they bittin I coming up for a week towards the end of june and staying at bowstring just wondering if anythings going on. thanks

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they are starting to bite deep on leeches

Jason

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Thanks Jason. I know early in the season shinners are the ticket up their do they hit them much in June-July

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there is always a bite on the jig and minnow just not as good as some of the other baits as we get later in the season

Jason

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any one been to bowstring latley thinking about going out this week and was wondering how the walley fishing was going. thanks

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I was cleaning some pike in the fish cleaning house at little winnie on sunday afternoon and some guys came in with a large cooler half full of eyes,all differant sizes!They said they got em on crawlers in 20 fow.Isnt there a slot limit on bowstring?

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I was pretty sure there is not a slot limit on Bowstring, for walleye, so I just checked the MN DNR site and I was correct, no slot limit for Walleye, however, there is a slot for Northern Pike. I suggest keeping a copy of the fishing regulations with you or in your boat, I know it saved me from doing the wrong thing and not knowing it, I get in enough trouble the way it is. Good fishing!

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I keep a copy in all my boats,Ive never fished bowstring but that will change in the near future! smile.gif

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Did the guys with the half a cooler of assorted walleyes of different sizes say where they caught them? Bowstring or did they catch them on the river or little winnie, none of these places have slot except the one walleye over twenty inches

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Bowstring!

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Speaking of Bowstring... I have never fished the lake but am heading up there for a family cabin outing the week of July 14. I hope to be able to get the kids on a panfish bite, as well as dabble in some g'eye fishing. Can anyone comment on an area and technique as a starting point for panfish? Assuming there are some obvious areas, i.e. weedlines, and a bobber worm/waxie tactic might do the trick??

Regarding the walters, I am told some mid lake humps can be productive?? Is there a certain time of day that the bite is most productive? It sounds like a deep water leech rig is producing. Would that be a stright lindy, spinner rig, jig, or???

I am really pumped to get up there. Any tips that folks are willing to provide are greatly appreciated!!!

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Sorry I cant help you with any info on Bowstring,Ive never fished it before.I just leased a lot on Little winnie and plan on fishing there in the near future!I did see some nice eyes being cleaned in the cleaning shack at litte winnie and the guys claimed they got em on Bowstring in 20 FOW on crawlers!

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Jason, or HighBanks, has either of you heard of what has been going on at bowstring. I heard the lake is really really low, but unable to confirm it. I will be up there in about a week. looking for suggestions. might hit the big lake for a while one of the days to. thanks again guys

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water is alittle low but the north landing is accessable

Jason

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Pikeslayer, I have an RV lot at Little Winnie also, been there 4 yrs. Airstream, Lot 44. What's your Lot #? Maybe see you sometime. I'll be moving to the new part later this summer. Bowstring can be very good but it goes in streaks for me. The lake is very low now, I always have hip boots along to help get the boat back on the trailer. smile.gif Stan C.

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I was just on bowstring for the last week and couldnt find the panfish its so well known for I did find a few but not any numbers the ones I did find were beautys. as for the eyes it was some of the best fishing Ive had and for me speed was the factor got most of them pullin blades 1.2-1.5 mph 17-20 fow

good luck on the panfish.

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Much appreciated Elwood!

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Forgot to ask if you would mind sharing what type of blades you were using, i.e. size, color? Also, type of meat? I understand if you don't wish to share or post. But if you are willing to help a guy out: clschneider75@hotmail.com

Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!

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well i leave on sat. morning for bowstring. any new reports or anything working that i could buy on the way up that i don't have. always like buying more gear. thanks for help

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Watch for a yellow lab on the back of a old 3 wheeler,Ya cant miss me! grin.gif

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jiggin pig,noticed you are from red wing. im a union rep that represents union members in hagar city wisc. go thru red wing once a month.also seen that you head up to winnie now and then. we have a place 45 minutes from winnie and fish it several times during hardwater season. should meet sometime and lie about fishin.

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pikeslayer/stan 7600, as my previous post said we fish winnie during hardwater season. last winter we saw someone staying in a camper on little winnie campground, that wasnt one of you was it? it was 0 degrees or colder. i own a camper near new london, did some goofy things but not that. hope to seeya up there someday. we go out of highbanks

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Glenn57, No, I don't use my camper in the winter; some do though. We like a cabin when it's real cold, but have stayed overnight in a wheeled house many times, mostly on Red some on Winnie. We go out of Highbank's also. Stan

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Looking forward to seeing you guys during hardwater season!! It'll be here before ya know it!!

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Glen57 It wasnt me,I just got my site in june.But I am looking forward to hardwater fishing!Oh and yes I will be staying on the ice in my 17 foot camper/fishouse,when Im not in the motorhome at the campground! grin.gif

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