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Looking for any bass tips, where are they, what are people using to catch them, north arm, east end, redgut, seine, where are the bass biting, want to find some action I know there is the big ffcbc coming up so i don't want to be to crowded with all the prefishing, any ideas thanks.

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If you don't want to be crowded, better not be fishing the Canadian side this week. There are boats everywhere. If you have to fish this week...smallmouth are in a tough bite right now. They transition to late summer locations and they are moving. You can catch a bunch of little ones along the usual structures but the larger fish are suspending, chasing baitfish off-shore, gone to deeper cooler water or buried in the weedbeds to avoid the fishing pressure. Spending the time patterning these fish can produce big catches but it isn't easy. Trying to find an area not raked by the tournament guys is almost impossible. With todays equipment, no place is unreachable to these guys. Within minutes they can be in almost untouched areas. The Seine and the Brule are loaded with anglers, Red Gut has walleye and bass anglers everywhere and any place south of Ami Point is insane. Maybe NW Bay or Parts of Ash and Patty Bays will be less busy. My honest suggestion...wait till the tournament is over.

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i just got back from rainy, don't fish any of the places i did, we devoted 1 morning and 1 evening fishing smallies from black bay to blue berry island area and we did not catch 1 nice one! (biggest 14 incher) however we never left american waters. you would think rigging leeches and night crawlers on about 20 differnt reefs fishing walleyes we would have accidently picked up a few nice smallies but not one. and that was 3 boats in our group. i would recommend not wasting your time and just fish walleyes.

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philbert

Just got back from Rainy, and we did pretty well for smallies. Caught a 4 pounder, a few over three and a bunch of 15-16"ers. Got some from Kempton channel, some from the Cranberry area. Used Grubs, spinnerbaits, Yum Dingers. I couldn't buy a fish on topwater, go figure. I thought that the smallie fishing was pretty good, but this was my first trip up there, and I may not know what it's like normally.

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