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Any Actual Burntside Reports?

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Thinking of putting the riggers on next weekend and taking a day off Vermilion and trolling for some lakers on Bside..never been on it before but heard it's a beautiful lake.

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I went out this morning. Tried a little of everything. No luck. Unless you count two rock bass! Went for eyes early, fished humps in 20-40 FOW with crawlers and leeches on a harness and with jigs. I tried longlining for lakers right before I left at noon. It was a great morning except for the fishing.

The thermocline was showing up strong around 40 ft according to my cheap fish finder, marked a lot of fish suspended at 20-30 ft when in 40-60 FOW. I'm guessing these were mostly baitfish, with the occasional gamefish mixed in. Any Burntside "experts" want to weigh in? Anyone else have luck? If so, what did you do? BTW I fished the islands in the general area of the entrance to north arm.

Craig

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The thermocline is at about 18-20 feet, temp about 73 on the surface, 68 degrees 16 feet down,64-65 at 18-20 feet,at 20-24 feet down to 59-60 degrees.

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Picked up a couple nice eyes 23, 24, and a 16 on 7/6. Slipping with leaches

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After looking back at some of last years posts I thought I had it wrong. But there was a while where my finder showed a flat line about 5 ft thick at 40 ft when the water was deeper than that. Not sure what that was.

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A lot of strange lines appear on locators when fishing Burntside, it may be phidoplankton or zooplankton (don't know if I have the spelling correct) confused.gif A camera shows much material floating around at different depths, last year it was just below the therocline and was quite a few feet thick. Looks like the same stuff this year.

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