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Upper and Lower Mission

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I am going to be up on lower mission this week and was wondering if anyone can give me some pointers as I have never been on the lake before and know nothing about it. What is worth fishing, what is not worth fishing, upper vs. lower, that kind of stuff. I am not looking for any specifics (unless you want to give them) but I will have my two young boys up there and it would be fun if we were able to catch a few fish. Thanks for any help, much appreciated.

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The bass fishing has been just awesome up there. With Lindy rigs and redtails or sucker minnows we've seen some big largemouths caught over the last week. Try fishing 15-18 feet of water, you should enough action to keep the kids busy.

Jason Erlandson

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Family was up there last week. Plenty of bass casting spinner baits in the weeds. Troll deep diving raps to catch pike (easy fishing). Slot for pike 24-36 must be returned to the water. Pan Fish everywhere, big ones deeper.

Marked most fish in 16 FOW +.

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In laws have a place on upper and was there most of last week bass fishing, I stayed on upper the whole time, for the fact that I didn't need to go to lower....Most bass caught in deep water on the weedline, dropshot rig. If you're into panfish there are a ton of them as well, not much for walleyes but improving and a ton of northerns. Trolling spoons over the weeds will keep the kids happy.

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