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pbowhunter

what does it take to catch a fish on St. Louis and Superior

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pbowhunter

Been out four times on st louis around oliver and the superior bay over the last week fishing for walleyes and whatever else comes through and have not had a BITE. seeing a fair amount of fish on the vex too. so is anyone catching fish right now or is it just me?

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PurpleHaZe

Hay Dude,

I know it can be frustrating out in the bay,

I like to use SALMO CHUBBY DARTER # 4 and NORTHLAND BUCK SHOT jigging spoon .I have caught a few fish this winter, im thinking there coming in with the current to eat then going out into the warmer lake IMO , well I hope I helped out a little G.L fishin Bro.

Everyday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive

days I've stayed alive.

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Wade Joseph

Dynamite works well.....Sorry to be a smart _ss but I feel your pain.

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Nate McVey

It's tough down there! The fish get really picky and smart this time of year (I know, I know). Keep trying different lures, try a head instead of the whole minnow, switch jig colors and KEEP AT IT..........they'll bite eventually!

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Northlander

Right place at the right time goes a long way. Remember your bait wont be under your hole so drill a hole about 6" away from where your fishing hole is on both sides so you will have 3 holes in a row. As current comes and goes both ways you will see your lure and seeing your lure all the time makes a huge difference. Stay on the bottom 10" or less unless you see a high riser. Most high fish on the river are active. Glow lures are very good. Rattlin varmits, glow devils, whistler jigs, tinglers, forage minnow spoons and jigging raps are some of my favs.

I think today was the last day of the cutter going through breaking the channel I think so the ice should be good to fish the channel edge in a day or two.

Also a lindy rig on the botton works good because the minnow is always near bottom no matter what the current is doing.

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biff

Somebody must be doing something...new fishing report from marine general says "the bay is hot, hot, hot" and "some good walleye action around boyscout" which is it? I'm just wondering if they hype the reports or if a guy can rely on them?

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Northlander

By the time they get the reports its days old. The Bay is off and on. With as many people fishing the bay a few are bound to have a good day. Baitshops usually only get second hand reports unless their workers actually get out and hit the ice. There arent that many workers that are out often enough to give good up to date info.

So I guess all I can tel you is the bay is hit and miss and the Boyscout area reports could be anyplace from the bend above Oliver to water street so it depends on where you get to out of Boyscout. Last time at Boyscout I got 3 nice eyes. 5 days ago. That really doesnt help you though because tomorrow could be way different.

What it really comes down to is putting in time on the ice and finding your own hot bite. At least for me its more fullfilling.

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Jack Stasney

Hey guys was out on the bay today and was lucky enough to catch a Lake Sturgeon???!!! Wow what a beautiful fish. I figure it to have been about 35inches, I put my arm down the length of him and there was plenty more left. Anyone know what that might come out to in pounds in a sturgeons case? I fought him for 25mins on 6lb test mono! What a awesome fight! He was quite tired when I got him in, and I put him back as quickly as possible.

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biff

They do put up the fight...cool in open water is they will jump. Nice to see a 40" clear water. Its still a young fishery...started stocking in '83 and they are slow growing...females havent even reached spawing age yet...wait till they get really big.

Northlander...I know what you are saying. I dont really go by the reports anyway but I just think they are over hyped sometimes which just brings more crowds.

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smokeyghost

Hit the river tonight...sucked, couple lookers no takers.

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Steve Foss

Ahhhh, Pete, but wasn't it fun being out and fishing? Reminds me of the good (and sometimes bad) fishing I had on the river and on the bay when I lived in Superior, mostly thanks to spots shared by Northlander. grin.gifgrin.gif

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Northlander

I didnt share them you were stalking me. grin.gif

Steve the thing is I can now get to the better spots with a sled. Well some of them anyways.

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