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RIVER BEND 2/21-2/22

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Son just called with his report. They were on the reefs today. Caught a total of 34 saug and eyes, and kept there 3 man limit releasing all of the rest. No large fish, several jumbo perch as a bonus. Shiners on plain red hooks under the bobber. They jigged several fish in but the bite came on the dead stick.They chased several that came in suspended but they were not in the bitting mood. Pressure ridges settled down and no travel problems with the bomber.

Fisky I know you rode out with them this morning, how did you do? Bill

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Howdy Bill, great meeting your son and thanks for that there long distance snap-fizz!

We did fair to midland good on Friday, got about fifty total for the 3 of us. Fish we kept were nice. 1 fish pushing at 26 inches. Same as Brad as to the jig/dead rod bit. Waves of finicky fish with good lulls between, every now and then a kamikaze would come in and bite a jigging spoon for real though! Pink/White Frostee jig probably best for us. They'd come and look at the active jigging spoon and then eat 1 of the non movers. Heard a 28+ was pulled from that hut yesterday. Friends were out there again today same hut and did so-so, but speaking with him on the phone it sounds like those can crappies were snappin darn good for them which could be part of it!

Fun doing a trip like that....I should more often, not so beat up when I guy gets home! BIG thanks to Darren and the Riverbend crew.

fiskyknut

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Fisky, glad you also had a decent trip. Brad said it was fun, even though he did not feel real good for two days. He said it had nothing to do with any libations as he only had a couple at the lodge and went right to bed.

it is a fun way to go though, leave the driving to the guides. I would love to make a trip up there by sled but I just don't thnk the old body would handle it real well. You are welcome on the snap fizz, maybe in March I can do it personally. Bill

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Your up in March eh? I get over thatta way often mid/late in March and early April so I will try and do it up when you make it. Steve at Log Cabin has been on the fish good right close already so I am stewing on heading east again real soon!

fiskyknut

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Sounds good. I'll be checking in with Steve when I get that way and watching for your reports as well. Bill

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My first trip to Riverbend is coming up in a week as I want to try a different resort, any thoughts from anyone on Riverbend? How have the fish been biting out of Riverbend?

Thanks

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River bend is a quality place to stay, I fished outta there last year and am returning March 16th-19th, staying in a sleeper this time. The cabins are nice as well as the shacks, always interesting conversations happening in the resort after the sun goes down. Good people and good fishing this time of year.

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MrBaz: We'll be coming in the evening of the 19th. Hope to arrive around 930pm. We will stop in the lodge to have one and pick up the cabin info. Good luck on your three days. Say hi to Gordie and Ruth for us. Bill

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gotfish: I've been coming to Riverbend for 9 years. They have always done a good job for us. Obviously this is fishing so some trips are better than others. However if you put more time into the rod and reel than libations it will pay off. LOOOOOOOL Bill

Oh [PoorWordUsage] pass the jug!!!!!!!!

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Just got back from our annual trip up to Riverbend. (Please

read forum policy before posting again) We (6 of us & 2 houses) fished the 29th and the 1st. Saturday we went to the reefs and the fishing in our house was really good. We ended up catching around 60 fish in our house alone. There were 3 of us and we kept our limit of nice sauger & walleye. We also had some bonus perch. Fish fry that night. The second day they did not have enough room for us to go up to the reefs, so ended up driving ourselves out to the houses on the south shore. The fishing there was slow, but we still had a good time. (Please read

forum policy before posting again) This is getting to long, so I'll quit there.

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Btruck, Ill still be up there that night the 19th, we are leaving the next morning. Im sure ill see you at the lodge, We should have a few and I can Inform you on what worked and how we did if you want. I might be able to give you some infor on how their bittin. Just let me know.

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Mr Baz: Look forward to meeting you and getting any first hand info on what is puttin fish in the bucket. We'll try to get there early enough so you don't have to catch a cat nap on the bar LOL. Gordie or Ruth will keep you awake. Good luck on your trip. Bill

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I just got back from Riverbend. Fished Sunday and Monday Mar2/3. We fished the flats both days. I dont know if my body can handle another bomber ride. Ride was about 1.2 to 1.5 hours depending on bomber problems or snow fall. I did well with the fishing. No slot fish but caught plenty of saugers and walleyes and kept 4 nice perch. One ugly pout as well. Morning seemed to be the best with 2 15 inch walleyes between 9 am and 9 30 then another 17.5 around 3 pm. When you set the hook and if it is small it is probably a sauger and if you dont spend a couple of minutes reeling it in it is going to die. Best was a very small (1/16 oz) pink headed jig and anything pink. Best lure was the rattlin varmit with any gold or pink color to them. Others were catching with gold jigs as well but I had no luck with gold on this trip. I caught about 20 to 30 fish a day with the majority being dink walleye and saugers.

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Thanks for the report. I will be leaving the cities around noon Tomorrow heading up there for Thursday and Friday during the cold snap figures. Granted it's not a major cold snap for LOTW but it's a weather change and it never fails to follow me around. grin.gif

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If you are going to the flats carry your clothes instead of wearing them. They keep them bombers hot and most people were pouring sweat. Also there is not a bunch of room so a pail and a cooler is about as much as you can take.

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I am heading up to Riverbend with my pa and two brothers on Sunday and fishing the early part of the week, can't wait. Does anyone know if Riverbend has houses out far and also close? I would like to do one of each on the days we are fishing.

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When I fished on Sunday and Monday they said they werent doing very well on the houses on adrien road. The bomber trips are long but the fishing was real good. If you are scheduled to go you should go out to the flats both days.

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