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Hopper

Need Help-July8th-15th

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Staying at Arnesens's July 8th- July 15th.....

Any suggestions would be appreciated, this is my first time at LOW. Im reading a lot about the reefs, are people jigging or lindy's, or pulling cranks...

Any help would be appreciated !!!! Thanks Guys

Hopper

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At that time, they will probably be doing all 3. Jigging the reefs should be a good bet. 12 Mile, 2 humps north of 12, 16, Tower, Gull Rock, Little Gull Rock, etc. Some days they like a colored jig and other days they want a plain lindy or maybe even something pulled behind a bottom bouncer. You also see guys pulling riggers with sr-7 rapalas and long lining reef runners. I guess it all depends on what you want to do. I like to fish live bait so I would start jigging/lindying the reefs. If its slow, pull the long lines or the riggers out and cruise the edges in deeper water. Watch your electronics because you should see fish a few feet off the bottom. Adjust the lure running depth accordingly. Good luck.

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Perfect advice bapper......almost sounds like Blaine is a suburb of Baudette and you're out everyday.

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You know Walleyejon, the 6 hour drive with 2 kids from Blaine kills me but once I get up there, there's no other place I would rather be. Its tough to beat fishing the rocks. I only get up about 7-8 times per year, but you always have the chance to catch that big one.

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Let me know when you're headed up again....I'm a rock hound with children too.

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WJ, I will let you know. I think 7/18-7/22 is the next trip. Maybe we can meet up and find some fish and find some beers.

Bob

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