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Who's Fishing This Weekend?

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This will be a busy weekend on the lake, the full moon is here, the water temps are dropping, and the bite started picking up last week. I'll be at Red Door for 3 nights this weekend and I CAN'T WAIT to get up there and pull some cranks around in the dark.

Anyone else going to be on the water this weekend?

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We're heading out there Thursday AM for 3 days of fishing on the south end. This is our maiden voyage up to the fall frenzy on Mille Lacs, so hopefully we can find some fish. Any tips are always welcome smile.gif

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I don't know much about the south end so I can't help you much in that regard, but look for transition areas like rock and sand or weeds. Husky Jerks and Shad Raps are consistently some of the best baits and you'll rarely go wrong with firetiger, but change baits and colors a lot until you get them dialed in. The fish will probably be shallow, 5 feet and even less, and I probably won't fish deeper than about 10 feet. Other than that, you just need to find them and the baits they want grin.gif Good luck and have a great trip.

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We're heading out there Thursday AM for 3 days of fishing on the south end. This is our maiden voyage up to the fall frenzy on Mille Lacs, so hopefully we can find some fish. Any tips are always welcome
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Dendeding on where you are putting in on the south end there are lots of spots. Out of Isle there is a lot of shoreline stuff that'll be good. Especially around father hennipen park. Then there the graveyard which is a good big fish spot. Several folks also fish around Hennipen Island. Izatys reef is also a good spot but won't handle a lot of boat traffic.

Good Luck!

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Better hope you dont have big waves out of the south. At midnight saturday night with 2 footers coming in my friend and i were in our skivies pushing the boat into the harbor at the red door cuz we were beached. Not much water there. Anyone else have this happen or are we the only fools this has happend too?

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Hey Borch-

What/where do you mean by the "graveyard"? I am not familiar with where that is but I do have a detailed lake map. Thanks.

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I would think this area would be marked on your map.

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OK, if it's a common area, I'm sure it will be on my map (which is at home) so I'll check it out. Thanks.

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No need to get too excited yet. The best is yet to come in late October and November barring an early freeze. I'm going to hold out for just a bit yet but come mid-October, well then, that's a different story.

Good luck to everyone this week/weekend!

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OK, if it's a common area, I'm sure it will be on my map (which is at home) so I'll check it out. Thanks.


Yep,

A bit West/SW of Hennipen Island.

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The best is yet to come


Agree, the water is still 10 degrees too warm. But I can deal with it grin.gif

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At midnight saturday night with 2 footers coming in my friend and i were in our skivies pushing the boat into the harbor at the red door cuz we were beached


That blows. We don't launch there, we trailer around to better accesses. I think they dredged their channel this week, but I think their launch is too shallow for our boats.

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I wish I was!

Not just yet!

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I will be up there tonight and tomorrow, look for a blue 17ft Lund with a 90HP Yammie and say hi! I'll also be fishing with my GF who has so far outfished me this year - grrrrr. I'm going to try to save face this weekend! I'll probably be sticking to the south end.

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The forecast is showing winds from the south at 20MPH +. Weeeeeeeeeee.

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yep, 20+mph, that'll slow a few people down...hope it does the opposite to the walleyes! the temp must be dropping a little with the cooler nights? we will be day fishing this trip, anywhere from 8' to 20'+ on the southwest side. the southeast wind should be pretty nice pushing into vineland bay and indian point. anywhere from there all the way around almost to isaty's reef... thats the plan. it sounds like the north end is picking up, but those winds and neighbors in the boat are asking for a short trip... they'll get plenty of abuse fishing where we're planning.

i'ld like to troll cranks but havent decided if i will rig with leeches first while the others use a jig/leech & jig/minnow. that way we'll have three presentations down at once. i love to catch walleyes using a leech and long leader. the finese and antisipation is a rush. however, having a big walleye smack a crank bait and almost pull the rod out of your hand is hard to beat too.

good luck to all.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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