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Dock Boy

We are trying to put together our first trip with Stu. We would be arrive some time in mid March. What types of lures should we plan to have in our arcenal. I love to use Chubby Darters at LOW would these work fine and what pound test should we make sure we have on our rod before we tie into a big greenback. Thanks for your help!!

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manitobawalleye2

yes cd's are fine

jigging spoons also work great

as well as whistlers and thumpers

jigging raps are also great at times

i fish spoons/raps with 10lb...

jigs/cds with 6lb....

but i use a 12lb leader....

a fish over 10 lbs can put a big bite on your line

when it has swallowed your offering completely

you are driving up here for a fish of a lifetime

don't let a few head shakes get in your way

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Dock Boy

Thanks Manitoba, 12 mono leader? I usually use 6 ib test and then a swivel 6 ib again and then my jigging spoon or chubby. Would I just replace my second strand of line to 12 ib mono. Then you just tip the spoons with a tail or head or do you used the entire shinner. I really appreciate the help. I would like to be ready when I get up thier. We would like to make this an annual trip. Thanks again!!!

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manitobawalleye2

12-18 inch leader....don't forget

the next bite could be a 13-14-15lb fish

safer on the teeth

whole salted shiner wrapped around all 3 tines on a jigging spoon....not really a finess bite when they are on spoons

if you feel a bite the hook is in its mouth

sometimes you have to tease them up though

chubby or rap tail half on the bottom treble

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Dock Boy

Are you talking a steel leader or just heavier line? Thansk again for all of the help!!

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manitobawalleye2

12lb mono

trilene xl is fine

palomar on jigs

crosslock on spoons etc

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Dock Boy

Thanks this helps alot. We are planning on coming in March. Whats usually the best way to travel. We have both sleds and Polaris Sixwheelers towing Otters. Thanks again!!!

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Catmendo

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Thanks this helps alot. We are planning on coming in March. Whats usually the best way to travel. We have both sleds and Polaris Sixwheelers towing Otters. Thanks again!!!


Travel will all depend on snow cover conditions. If the snow cover is significant snowmobiles is the way to go. If it isn't much of an issue a 4 wheeler or pick-up truck

will work fine.

You must always take into account that in order to locate fish, you must have the capability to relocate when called upon to do so. This little rule of thumb is crucial and is the difference of tasting the thrill of success or the humilation of defeat. As the times draw near, I will give accurate updates on snow cover and fishing conditions.

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Ed Carlson

Eh...Feel free to chat with Stu on lures, he will talk straight on what you need. I may have a few sugestions too if you can pop in to my GM store here in Fargo..if that is an option.

Eh...see ya in March. wink.gif

I just got back from a super ice trip with Stu and crew. Got a monster GB, well over 32"...a girthy ><,sUMo,>. A pic may pop up on the RR forum soon.

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manitobawalleye2

today.... even post frontal fishing was good

5 hours in middle of the day

26 fish

largest 29.5....

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Dock Boy

Thanks guys, I'm located in Northern Minnesota, so I don't think I will be anywhere near Fargo until the sportshow at the Fargodome. If you would like to email me direct at info@voyageurparklodge.com I would love to hear your suggestions. I have already been in contact with Stu and we are planning on booking here today or tommarrow. Thanks for everyones help!!

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