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CC Rocks

Planning a day trip to Swan for some eyes. Never been on the lake. Can somebody give me a heads up on the lake and if jig or rigs are better. Has there been any action this season on it? Any particular bars/humps to try? Any info would be appreciated.

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fishuhalik

Just talked to a buddy of mine that was out there, it's a pretty good bite on rigs right now in 18-22 fow. Try the west side of the lake, seems to be pretty hot right now. Don't be afraid to head out to trout by coleraine instead. A good friend of mine just got a 31 1/2" and i've been hearing the bites' been real good, mostly on slip bobbers. Not much of a numbers lake but you'll get some monsters!

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SledNeck

Ive fished swan probably 20 times, but Im embarrassed to say it was usually only for walleyes. (SHHHH dont tell anyone I used to be a walleye fisherman). Tryed for Pike there and did fairly well along the large weed line on the opposite site of the public landing.

Now I never fished bass there until about a week ago....I ended up catching one (4 lbs approx.) on a Booyah counterstrike (buzzbait like lure)at about 8:30 PM on the bay all the way to the opposite shoreline from the landing and all the way down to the right...I also lost one earlier on a senko. I dont think bass get fished very hard in this lake as a person I talked to at the boat landing who lives near the lake didnt even know if there was any bass IN SWAN LAKE!!! OH, I only fished the lake for about 2 hours that day...but it didnt seem very productive.

Does anyone here fish Swan for bass and pike with any regular success? How is that Trout Lake for bass and pike?

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fishermn

Regarding walleyes, send me an email and I will forward you a map with some locations. (dsmaki at yahoo) Yes, there are a limited number of bass in there, I have caught a few, but never in big numbers. Also, the pike action is good - excellent since the forage base is very good. There are many many large areas of cabbage that hold northerns regularly.

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The bass fishing is tremendous. Not much for numbers but there's a state record in there. I use to fish a small tourney put on by one of the resorts every year. It had bass, pike, eye, and panny categories. Usually the winning stringers for bass were 20 - 25 lbs. The hard part's finding 'em. They're down in the cove - the big, shallow rice bay west of the landing - and in the river west of the cove. Most guys in the area don't catch 'em cuz most everybody doesn't know about plastics. Pitch a jig & pig or senko into the weeds and it can be a good time! As far as pike go, I'm kinda secretive about my spots, but i'll just say that it can rival upper red for size and numbers if you fish it at the right spot at the right time of year w/ the right lures. if you want any specifics email me a mojaveman55 at hotmail and i can take ya out there when i'm up north sometime. Just so ya know i'm a cpr only on big pike and all bass, and no pike over 30" stays in my boat unless it's going on the wall. And believe me, you'll catch plenty over 30"! laugh.gif

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SledNeck

Sweet. Maybe we can trade trips. At the end of July the HAWG PIKE start hitting up on Kab and I know where to find em.

Im always cpr. I'd rather eat steak than fish anyway.

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fishuhalik

Sounds good. Where are you at on the range? I grew up north of nashwauk 12 miles over by crooked lake, if ya know where that is. Moved down to the cities 4 years ago. Man do I miss it up there! I just had to move cuz there's no work that can support a family unless you're in the mines.

Oh, and trout is a great pike and bass lake. It use to be loaded w/ big pike but spearing has put a big damper on that. It's a great smallie and largie lake, though. I haven't tried it very much, just a couple of times, but from what I hear it can be real good!

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East of Hibbing West of Virginia.

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