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Jason Boser

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Grand Rapids Winnie fishing report

Another week of hot weather and hot fishing. Winnie has been a good bite, with the fish being deep on the calmer days and fish in the shallows on the days with more wind. I have been on the humps in 21-25 ft of water with a 3/8-1/2 oz jig and a shiner. It seems like every hump on the north end had some fish. The south end bars also had fish on them as well as the first drop around moxes hole. The shiners are getting at the end of their run and getting hard to find, so I see us changing to leeches and crawlers soon. Bowstring, Sand and Jessie have been producing some good fishing with both minnows and leeches being the ticket there. The panfish action has been scattered but I have heard the bluegills are biting on cutfoot and area lakes in the new weeds.

Good luck fishing

Jason Boser

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