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Smallies

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I have never fished them before, anywhere, but will be spending a day fishing there in 2 weeks with my dad. What types bait(s) should we use and what depths should one target?

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Generally speeking I would look for the rocks on the south end of the lake. To find the fish I would start with throwing a crank bait to find the fish, and then I switch to a salt tube to work the structure. Depths can vary depending on weather (overcast vs. clear). Just look around and you should find some fish. Good Luck!

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Right now I would consider throughing a green jig head with a white mister twister tail on a straight retrieve. That always has worked for me this time of year. You can cover a lot of water and you don't need to be an expert to fish like this. Tubes can be a little tricky if you don't know how to fish them.

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If the weather cooperates, I'll have a chance to hit Mille Lacs on Friday; thinking smallies in Isle Bay.

With hot weather on the way should I still focus on the shorelines and rock reefs or might they head to deeper water?

Thanks in advance.

DB

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Deitz said it once and I almost dropped my jaw when I saw his post.

The best place to find smallies is right under a buoy marker.

I saw one of the largest smally I have ever seen caught come from right under a buoy marker. It was on a rather large spinner bait, that had a green skirt on it. I have a picture of it in my ice house. I have been meaning to get up their so I can post it. We were told it could have been in running for state record. It was huge!!!!

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My buddy is going over by the Casino this weekend and wants to get into the smallmouths, I usually fish the southeast, but I don't have any spots over there. Any suggestions?

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I would say, from Henn. Island up to Doe Island reef.

Find rocks and markers and you are good to go. I am sure it is the same on the west side.

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Doe Reef is a great spot during the week but when the weekend comes forget about it I have a cabin in sunset bay and if I don't see atleast 30 boats there on a Saturday I would consider it a slow day. just a thought but there is alot of huge rock piles just out side of Isle and any of them I'm sure hold big smallies.

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Try poppers. I had luck 4 th of july weekend.

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Mille Lacs is the best for smallies. Nothing better.

Good Fishing

Mark Schutz

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Anybody having luck on smallies lately? I'm camping at Father Hennepin this weekend and hope to find a few.

Are you booked up this weekned Mark?

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Hello Juan,

I have a smallie trip booked on Sunday. If you would like to head out on a guide trip this Saturday I am open for you or anyone else on first come basis. The fishing has been extremely good. Let me know asap. FishSchutz@gmail.com

Mark Schutz

www.MNSMALLMOUTHGUIDE.com

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