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roosterslayer

Hey all, my wife and i and going to bluefin bay this weekend and i was wondering if there is any good fishing from shore in either the river or whatever this time of year and what i would need. any help would be great

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Fishstalker

Get up early and cast small spoons out from the rocks. Use KO wobblers, little cleos, a 7-12 ft rod. You might be able to pick up some salmon or a brook trout.

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roosterslayer

what colors, also could i get away with a 6 1/2 foot rod.

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Northlander

6.5' rod wont cast very far. I would go at least 7.5' to 10.5'. Lots of good shore casting rods can be found for under $50. Marine General in Duluth has them as do most shops in the Duluth area.

I would put a 2500 or bigger reel with a wide or long spool on it to help give ya more distance.

As far as colors I do well on orange/gold, hammered blue/silver and chart/orange. Some days the silvers do better than the golds but I like to have several colors and sizes to see what they want.

I like throwing Croks and little cleos. They are a bit heavier and you can really whip them out there. I like 8# power pro but if ya like mono go to Trilene XT, Maxima or Gamma line in the same.

Put a good snap swivel on the line before the spoon and your set.

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Nate McVey

I second the little cleo's.........Coho's can't resist them

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roosterslayer

Maybe i have read the regs wrong, but when standing where the river runs out into the lake i can only use a single hook on the spoons, no treble. is this correct?

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traveler

No, it's not. Trebles are OK as long as you're fishing IN the big lake. One rod within a hundred yards of any river mouth though. Blue/silver 5/8 krocodiles are my go to.

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H2O Milfoil

However, I would recommend swapping out the treble hook and replacing it with a single. I do it on all my spoons, regardless of size. You will hook your fish better than with a treble and you will pop off the snags a lot better. Mount the hook so the point rides up (takes a couple of tries to figure it out) and you will hook your fish in the roof of the mouth. I use a single Siwash style with a bend about the same size as the outside size of the treble. Try it and you'll never go back to trebles.

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roosterslayer

Thank you all for the tips. My wife just returned home from Iraq on monday and we are spending the weekend up north this weekend. So i wont have a time for a ton of fishing except maybe an hour at sunrise both saturday and Sunday. The rest of the days will be spending time with her and helping her relax now that she is home.

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Nate McVey

Tell her thanks!!!!! Glad to have her home.

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Lund4ver

Tell your wife thank you from me as well. Have fun on your trip to Bluefin Bay.....Just a hint, if she likes chocolate, and pies, stop at the Rustic Inn, just south of Goosebarry falls, and order a piece or two of 5 layer Chocolate pie. Very good stuff.

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Nate McVey

You can also stop into the Grand Superior Lodge and view Stfcatfish's art show. It is right across from the above mentioned place.

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