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jigger2

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Just signed as new member. Have read some interesting things from all of you. Didn't think I'd read anything about a guy proposing tho!!!!

Anyway, coming to rainy lake the last week of August. Taking a houseboat out of Rainy Lake Houseboats with a few buddies and their sons. Need some info on where you think would be good fishing (walleye, smallies, crappies)and what baits have been working now this late in the summer. Grateful with any help!!!

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Hi Jigger,

Welcome to the Rainy Lake forum! LEECHES, CRAWLERS AND SHINERS will all be turning fish for you. Deep bite is to be had off edges of the reefs or on top depending on prevailing winds? Shallow weed walleyes or current relating fish are also snapping pretty good! This is god's country up here! Hope you have an enjoyable trip! Good Fishing!

Rainydaze

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Jigger2:

Just got back from our houseboat trip on Sunday. We parked in the area of Blueberry Island and then fished the reefs nearby. We caught walleye mainly using BB and crawler harnesses/spinners but also caught them using minnows. Don't be afraid to go deeper on those reef edges at times (40+). We picked up a few smallies on the reefs too, nothing big. We were out mornings and evenings and did well. The afternoons we pulled kids tubing and skiing. Good luck.

WG

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Thanks for the info and I am sure we will have an enjoyable trip.

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This will be my first houseboat trip. Is it all it's cracked up to be? I've seen several references to Blueberry Island so that may be a stopping point for us also. Glad to hear BB are working as that is what I am used to using on the Missouri Lake system.

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