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Made a promise to myself on this trip up to spend the time just searching the lake looking for different areas and not even fishing unless I saw at least 3 fish on my graph as the posters advise on this site.. On Friday the 17th I headed east from my place on sand bay and by the end of the day I had almost 60 miles on. Boy did I get my butt kicked. Didn't even drop a line for almost 2 hours. Did mark fish in some areas at 30 - 35',tried rigging with a crawler, leaches,jigging, pulling cranks and bottom bouncers, the walleyes won. There were areas that had boats on them but I never checked those areas out. The wind was a real treat, how come it seems like there never is spot that you can get out of the wind. Any day on the water is fun but I was really questioning if I knew how to fish. Saturday I decided to take my first trip into the Canadian side of Rainy. Marked fish in 30-35' again, but no luck. I found a 25' flat that had some fish on it. Started rigging and caught a few but it was pretty slow. Tried botom bouncing with a gold spinner and look out. Caught about 2 dozen walleyes in less than an hour, they were almost all 13-14". Decided to move even though the fish were hitting as I was in exploring mode. Found a reef that wasn't on my chip and tried spinners again. Caught 3 slots off my marker right away, 2-22" and a 24". Stayed here a little longer and caught some smaller ones also. On Sunday I went to Canada again trying different spots, found 2 25' flats that had lots of fish on them. Pulled spinners again, did get another 24" along with lots of 13-15". Riggin produced but it was slow. Split crawlers in half and still went thru about 6 dozen crawlers. The areas in Canada were only 6.5 miles from my place, which is nice. It was fun checking out so many areas and will explore more the next time up, 8 days and counting.

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