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Mike Patenaude

Next weekend

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I'm coming up next weekend, will be at Lakeroad lodge, so I will be fishing out of the south shore. I haven't heard much as of late so I thought I would ask. Are there fish still outside the gap or have they gone deep and elsewhere? Bottom line is where should I start. I was up opening week and as usual my chartruse Northland jig with frozen shiners was the ticket. Do I need to change to crawlers or leaches now? Any input would be appreciated as usual guys and gals.

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Its hard to say what will happen next weekend but there

is an incredible bite going on out in 31 feet of water

about 5 miles out into the lake. There were over 100

boats, including most of the charters out that day. Anchored

jigging with frozen Shiner minnows. Live chubs worked ok

and some sucess was had with leeches, but frozen Shiners

are the ticket. This has been going on since the week

before Memorial Day.

My wife and I got out by 2 pm Saturday with some frozen

minnows (not LOW Shiners) at 4 pm we had 2 fish and we

pulled anchor and went all the way in to River Bend and

got some Chubs, reset the anchor at about a quarter to

5 and by 7 we had all our Walleyes(over 14 inches) and

4 good Saugers.

Bring your jigs and your anchor, and good luck.

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Thanks Curt. I talked to Penny over at Lake Road Lodge yesterday too. She said much the same.

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There were no frozen shiners available when I got there on Thursday anywhere, We used fatheads, leeches w/jig on friday and had OK success. Friend of ours set us up with frozen shiners for Sat. and we really had a good day of fishing! I have been fishing on LOW a long time and any normal year we would be in full blown spinner worm mode by now. I guess some things change? wink.gif

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