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frankiew

Recent reports from the East end?

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Hello everyone - I've been a long-time lurker, finally decided to register/post.

I'll be fishing the east end of Rainy this coming weekend, any recent reports out there? I've never fished the East end in September, are the fish still on the reefs or have they started to transition off?

I rigged the reefs on the American side from Buoy 39 to Blueberry Island the first week of August and had excellent fishing. As usual, not all the reefs held fish, and not all the fish we found were active, but we were able to find 40-50 fish each day that were hungry. Most of our fish came from 28-36 feet range on leeches. Did quite a bit of experimenting with Gulp 4" smelt minnows on a jig, with limited success. When we found a school of fish that were taking the Lindy rigged leech aggressively, one of us would switch over to the gulp/jig combo. Caught a few on the Gulp, but they definitely wanted leeches, from both a size and quantity perspective. For the most part, the fish were "neutral" and not taking the lindy/leech too aggressively, so this may have had more to do with our lack of success on the Gulp/jig than Gulp itself. I plan to run this "experiment" again this weekend. If anyone has tips on Gulp presentations I'd like to hear from you.

Thx!

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    • monstermoose78
      Nice gills @Rick G
    • smurfy
      them sure are some big ole pretty gills Rick!!!!!!!!!!!
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Buddy and I went out yesterday around noon. Fished for a few hours was a little windy but not to bad. Only got a small largemouth and one decent gill. Only fished for 2-3 hours tried all over the small lake we were on. Ooh well still nice to finnaly get out. Planning on taking the yak out on opener do a bass/pike/ walleye trip so exited for that. Few nice gills you got there rick!
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