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I plan to head to the rum river for some smallmouth tommorow and was wondering if anyone had been out there lately. If so, are the smallies shallower or deeper. And if possible, what on? Thanks

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Got alot of smallies shallow yesterday... Couple had some size, but mostly just small fighters, I was getting them on a mepps spinner, got to love and afternoon on the rum!

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They removed the rif-raf in the middle of the Rum in the Cambridge city park. To bad, that was a good small mouth spot. The city is planning on installing a fishing pier were the rif-raf used to be.

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FRESHWATER PETIE, Is the riff-raff you are referring to the remains of the old Cambridge dam? I grew up in Cambridge and the old dam was a great place to fish. The fishing pier sounds like a great idea. Guess I'll have to come back home for a visit! grin.gif 1DIRTBALL wink.gif

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anybody got a water temp on the rum in Anoka? I'm getting the itch....

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I'm anxious to hear that response too - wish I could hit it this weekend but have to work all day both Sat and Sun so that is not going to happen. Might do Monday daytime though if weather holds.

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Yep, here ya go... 58.5 was the average around the fairgrounds landing. I only made it out for a little over an hour on Saturday evening. Got 3 smallies, 1 walleye and 1 crappie.

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I fished the rum yesterday in the Ramsey area. I used a jig and a leech. I caught 3 under a lb and one 2lb smally. Does anyone have any sugestions for bait to use?

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Fished the Rum last Sat. with kids. Hard to find any depth!

Fished a couple of holes for walleye and rough fish. Ended up catching a couple 1-1 1/2 lbs bass. Little dinks.

Still fun. A canoe is your best bet. Shallow,shallow,shallow!

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Lots - thanks for the reading - never made it out Monday as I was too tired from working 32 hours over the weekend so pretty much crashed on Monday. Next chance might be Weds PM or this coming Sat.

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Probably gonna hit it up tomorrow shorefishing after classes. Gonna try out around the Anoka fairgrounds and Ramsey also. I'll report back if I get anything.

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The water level around the Anoka fairgrounds is fine. It seems pretty normal. When I drove up 169 on Sunday up to Milaca, it still looks pretty low around there, but probably not as low as it was in the middle of summer.

Catchrelease - Try some bigger baits. The walleye, the crappie and 2 of the smallies (both were about a pound or a little less) came on a jig and 4" plastic "twister tail". The other smallie was about 2 pounds and came on a medium sized crankbait retrieved slow. The rain today might change that a bit for a few days, but the main idea is go bigger the rest of the season and probably slow down some too.

Daze - I might see you tomorrow night if you make it out. I'm taking my mom over there, probably get there around 5:00 - 5:30 sometime. She's more of a bobber fisher, so I'm going to pick up some shiners or chubs for her. Look for us in the older aluminum Lund repainted dark blue.

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Lotsofish, how big was your walleye and did you get it launching out of the Anoka Fairgrounds launch?? I love this time of year for my Rum walleye trips, I thought it was too early yet but if they're hittin now thats great!

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Just a clarification: Clearing out the riff-raff is a good thing.

Clearing out rip-rap is not.

heh

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The walleye was about 14" and yes it was around the fairgrounds landing where I got it. I don't really know that they are 'hitting'... I only got the one. tongue.gif We'll see. smile.gif

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Nice! Oh thats what most everyone thinks when they fish the Rum... Full of Smallies but the 'eyes are small and few and far between... Just gotta know where to find them! I cant wait to get out there over Thanksgiving break!

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Water temp was back up to 66 tonight from the rain and the warm temps lately. We got about 10-12 smallies, but only 1 was over 2 pounds. Also found the rock bass hole I think. We caught 3 of the little buggers.

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Went to the Rum after classes today to kill some time while I waited for the GF. Original plan was to have some fun with some Suckers and Carps out there, but non tonight. But I did hit the jackpot and got about 15 Smallies within 2 hours. Nothing huge, just a buncha 12inchers and some smaller. Weapon of choice was a 3/4oz egg sinker tied 5in away from a night crawler. Nothing like kicking back and watching your pole! Haven't had that much action from the Rum ever (just started to fish it this summer). Some of the boaters were just watching me reel em in...score one for the shore fisher! haha...I'll post a pic of one of the Smallies I got later.

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