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LOW spearing

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The anticipation is building, Sunday is the day. It took 7 years to get my dad up to LOW for some giant gator action. I can't wait to see his expression. The average size has gone up in resent years and it seems 38" (slot fish) is where it is at as of last springs tip up fishing. Dad has a massive collection of decoys all from MN carvers, he had a tough time determining which ones he actually wanted to send down the hole. I will be shooting video of the action and I should be able to post it here after the 8 day adventure. We will be at Morris point and Springsteel giving it a whirl. I hope the water clarity is good. Anyone else going to be in the area?

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Good Luck and be sure to report back and let us know how you did!

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I would use the traditional red and white decoy. I have speared LOW many of times and that seems to work the best. the water is pretty dirty so you might need to bring some things that will brighten up the hole. We have speared some monsters out of there and it is a blast. This time of year don't be surprised to see 10-20 fish that are in the slot, it is amazing. I know some people perfer to spear and not worry about the slot. Well I would take one fish over 40 and see 20 fish in the slot, that is the best aquarium you will ever watch.....Two years ago a guy nailed a 48" and that thing had to be pushing 25-27lbs.

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This will be my 8th season spearing on LOW. Some years only blaze orange is visible, others most brighter colors are ok. I cut a hole once near Springsteel, set up and lost the decoy in 6" decided to pull out the walleye gear 15 minutes later. You could see at Morris Point that year but not the west side.

In those 7 seasons I've taken 1 fish, but like you said it is an amazing aquarium. I don't want to dirty my hole for a small one, which seems to be a rare find. Basically I am waiting for the pike bacon to come through and I need a new set of drawers before the spear ever gets wet again. I've seen muskie and sturgeon down there too. A number of years ago we saw so many huge slot fish I didn't have time to drink 1 full beer all day. The difference in water clarity can be huge in just a few hundred yards depending on where you set next to the current.

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When I was at the LOW and jabbed a 29" and it seemed just tiny. I thought thing would have been 24" when I pulled it up, all you see is fish from 33-38" all day. It is the best place to spear. When you see a 40"+ you know it!!!

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Has anyone been to the LOW to jabb this year?? Would love to hear a report of water clarity!!

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Are you guys talking about the low lake by Ely? off the line?

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 Originally Posted By: luedke
Are you guys talking about the low lake by Ely? off the line?

LOW = Lake of the Woods Baudette/Warroad MN

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