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River from Brainard North?

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Has anyone been fishing the river from around Rice Lake/Lum Park to the north recently? I always fish this area in the fall but thought I might give it a shot in the next couple of weeks - any thoughts on the bass fishing to share for this area?

Thanks in advance....

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i live just south of the dam and fish below the bridges about every other day. The fishing has been very steady as of late. Just yesterday i was throwing a spinerbait right along shore and caught a few decent ones. Topwater is producing bigger fish, but not as many. As for north of the dam, Its been a few weeks, we go a bit further than brainerd. We fish where the Pine river dumps in. Last fall was unbeleivable for smallies up there. So far this season it has been slower. But in the next few weeks, pending rain, it should really start to pick up. The bass fishing near brainerd isnt very good. Mostly sand and wetlands. the further north you go, the more rocks, the better the fishing.

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Dances - thanks for the reply - it may be worth waiting a bit more before I make the trek from the Cities up to Lum Park and launch and head north. I do love that stretch north - great mix of both largemouth and smallies (with a kciker walleye every now and then)...

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Aitkin to palisaid was slow last week but they had some rain they might put on the feed bag.

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is the water deep enough to run a 17 bass boat?

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North, yes.

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