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bass on minnesota side

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where does a guy find bass on the minnesota side???? Reefs, Bays, Weeds, ?? Any help??

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where does a guy find bass on the minnesota side???? Reefs, Bays, Weeds, ?? Any help??


All of the above, but usually shallower than deeper - like 5-20' instead of 20-40'.

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hey uffda could you be a little more specific, like maybe which bays, Sag, Lost, Cranberry, ???

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All of the above...We are not trying to be unhelpful, but its just a matter of going out and fishing. I haven't fished smallies as much as I normally do this summer on the American side as I have been too focused in on Muskie cool.gif

Try keying in on the cabbage, for some reason there have been alot of fish hiding in the cabbage this year. Some of the rockpiles out in front of Cranberry Bay can be good as can the rocks in the Brule Narrows. Saginaw has lots of good structure too.

For starters use your "search lures." Mine is normally none other than a shad rap or a husky jerk, or even an X-Rap. Once you catch one on the search lure key in on that area with other baits such as Tubes, Senkos, etc. Also once you figure out what depth and structure they are holding on, it will become alot easier to find more as the same pattern will be applicable throughout the lake.

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Thanks lips, any luck with the muskies yet?? I haven't really chased them too much this summer, but I need to start, I am going through withdrawals. How bout Marion and Kempton Area do they hold bass as well?

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Lips I could probably exchange a few key spots for Skis up in the Sabaskong area for you in exchange for some nice big bass spots on the U.S Side.

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Muskiebait,

I have been doing REAL well on muskie. I haven't boating anything over 45" yet, but I am working on it! cool.gif I have had some follows of 50 inch fish, but couldn't get them to bite. All of my luck lately has been on topcats and topraiders. With the cooler nights we should be seeing some more big fish move back up into the cabbage and rock piles again.

As far as the smallies go Marion and Saginaw is a good area to hit. With beds of cabbage and rockpiles you cannot go wrong. I haven't ever fished them in the Kempton, but I cannot imagine why they wouldn't be in there. There are some nice weedbeds with some deeper water adjacent to them. Along with some shoreline that is littered with rubble.

Send me a PM and I will reply with a spot or two...no guarantees, but it should get you heading in the right direction at least.

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tearin' where do I send the PM to?

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Click on my screen name and on the bottom of the page there will be a link to select that says "send private message" I will reply within a few hours.

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lips I tried that it won't let me do anything... king island is good for muskies

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For musky on Rainy Lake, any color pattern to key on??

We were on Lake of the Woods in July and white or white and black was the ticket!

Coming up to Rainy for walleyes and some musky fishing in mid August. Thanks for any guidance.

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bty, tearin' lips, your private message service is not working. Same for email on the Rainy Lake One Stop site.

Just and fyi.

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Yep those will still be good colors on Rainy. A black topraider is my #1 lure. Come mid-august the bigger fish will just be starting to move back in shallow. Look towards rocks...

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