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troyslund

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troyslund

anyone trollin any cranks on these lakes lately???? hows the fishin been??? c'mon be honest...

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Down Deep

Fished Island today. 10-15 I didn't use cranks, but had fish on all day with jigs and minnows. The fish were in a solid ban at 20 feet off an island drop off. The small northerns were also quite active. The lake has a bite on, but thus far this fall I haven't been able to land on some big fish. No crappies to speak off either.

Today was about as nice a late fall day to be out on the water. It was just warm enough to enjoy the day and I could still get the hands wet. There was hardly anyone out there.

I'm glad I went today because I've got a business trip spanning the next to weekends and after that its down to the cites to watch the Vikes play the Chargers. So today may have been the last open water trip of the 2007 season.

However, the boat stays ready till freeze up.

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Northlander

Troyslund if your worried about people giving honest reports than you better go out and work on your own. Thats a chance you take when you ask for info on the net. You may get great "Honest" info and then you might get aimed in the carp hole.

Only real way to know for sure is to get out and find out for yourself. At least then you can hopefully believe what you found. wink.gif

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troyslund

northlander,,,

i don't feel anybody is being dishonest.. i just added that for giggles... i have used this website for several months now and absolutely love it.. i feel people are using this to share info, not to b.s others...

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shogun

You will learn quickly that 90% of what you find on here is b.s.

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Surface Tension

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You will learn quickly that 90% of what you find on here is b.s.


I'll assure you I wouldn't come here and waste my time to write b.s. and I don't think other members do either.

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Surface Tension

troyslund,

I wouldn't use cranks. Jigs and spinners with chubs.

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Northlander

Shogun its like reading the news paper. Most of it is really good info, some is filler and some is just ink to keep ya reading. wink.gif

Seriously though I think for as long as you have been around you know better than that 90%. If not feel free to pitch in and bring that % down.

I know the guys who post the most on this forum dont BS about fishing areas, times etc. We may not tel every detail but usually will give enough where a guy who wants to put in a little work could get something to tug his line a few times.

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Steve Foss

Well, there IS a fair amount of BS going on a lot of the time. Most folks know when everyone's playing around or when we're serious, and there's lots of room for both. That combination is why at FM we have more fun while helping each other out with great tips, tactics and spots.

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ripstick

I would go out with whistler jigs and shiners right now. But I kow that there ahs been some big fish caught this time of year deep with cranks . shocked.gif

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Down Deep

BS I have one of those degrees from Eastern Ky University.

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SFBOY

i know that spot northlander sent me to with my kids a couple of years ago wasnt bs. there were pike and smallies instantly there just like he said. and the snags that he told me about were there too.

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Northlander

sfboy those snags are still there as are the smallies. wink.gif

The river has come up a bit with all the rain. Half those snags were above water a month ago.

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troyslund

man i love this site.

thanx for the input all...

i'm headed for mille lacs today for four days to try the nite trollin with cranks... i'll give report when home...honestly heheh smirk.gif

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