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TroutYammer

Hot Bite Sunday October 21, 2007

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My brother and I went out fishing West of Park Rapids on one of our favorite lakes and really slammed the fish. We were on the lake from 8AM-3:PM and the fish kept slamming on lindy rigs (and small green bead just above the hook) & 1/8-oz jigs (green/yellow combo) with shiners/suckers/crawlers. North wind @10MPH, surface temp=51 degrees, very overcast with about 1-hour of light rain. Didn't seem to matter what the bait was as long as we kept it within 1FT of the bottom near the outside edge of the weed beds in 13-18ft of water. Trolling at 1.5MPH or casting out to the side of the boat. Caught 21-northerns (2lbs-7.5 lbs), 5-walleyes (16"-22"), 9-bass (2lbs-4.5lbs), 12 perch (8"-12") and 5-rock bass (8-12inches). Also lost 5-fish (unknown) and had the line bitten off 6-other times. Kept three fish for eating that night and threw the rest back.

We were the only boat on the water until the very end of the day when two other boats put in.

Really was the best day on the water I have had in years. smile.gif

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Sounds like a great day on the water! Way to go!

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Jason,

Good to hear from you. Are you still out on the water or did you put that beautiful fishing boat away for the winter already?

I'm gonna take the 12-foot Lund on Boot the day before deer hunting...prowl the depths with the electic motor and see what I can snag...usually nothing but small northerns...but once in a while.... smile.gif

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Am I still out??!! I almost took offense to that! hahaha, I don't technically winterize the boat, it always has to be ready to go just in case the El Nino winds blow throw in January and the lakes uncharacteristically open! The bite's been pretty good, really can't complain. I'm pretty excited about this coming weekend, my favorite days to fish. Everyone else typically heads to the woods for deer, but the lakes are pretty vacant. LOVE fishing muskies this time of year and the northern, bass, walleye and crappie are GREAT to catch too. I'd say fewer bites overall, but size is better and riff-raff (i.e. rock bass) is limited.

However, the ice gear is re-respooled, re-charged and ready for action. I look forward to the time when I can ice fish on the small lakes, yet still get out in the boat on Big Sand.

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Jason...Good to see you still out and about. I pulled out the 1956 Lund 12-ft boat and fired up the 30LB thrust electric MNKota for an afternoon of snake fishing Friday the day before deer hunting. Caught one really small pike and one really good pike (12-Lbs) using jigs and large sucker minnows in 25-30Ft of water. Lotta fun using the ultra-light boat with the ultralight rod fishing with them big minnows and Surf-Strand steel leaders. Did't get any walleyes but thats a pretty tough order to fill between 2PM-4:30PM with large jigs, 8"-minnows and a steel leader.

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Either of you guys getting out this weekend? Do you know the water temp in the area?

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TroutYammer-

Nice fish. The big one, not the little one! We got some snow this morning, but the lakes are still open. Mud Lake across from Long froze over two nights ago.

I hit 4 lakes last weekend, only one that I'd consider to be a good trip. I'll be out tomorrow morning though. Water temps last weekend were around 47 surface temp. There were two guys scuba diving at the Big Sand Access on Sunday. They had a cooler filled with hot water and would emerge every so often and dump a few cup fulls into their wetsuits. BRRRR!

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