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EEBS

I went out fishing after work for loopers. While I was sitting there, catching nothing, I was wondering if loopers are caught/active at night. I've only fished for them a couple of times and its always been early morning. I was thinking of attempting to fish again tonight after work, but if they don't normally come in shallow at night I dunno if I'd go. Any thoughts?

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matthothand

I've seen plenty of steelhead and loopers caught on the big lake well before it gets light out. The fish will be around. Good luck if you go. Let us kow how you do.

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JoshM

I remember one time I was down there in the afternoon and fishing was very slow so every except maybe 6 of us left and all of a sudden the wind picked up and every one there was hooked up at least 3 or 4 times during the last hour of light.Same old same old you just never know.The best time to go is when you can.

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iroutdoors

Any report on conditions along the shore today?

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Quickstrike

There was ice yesterday and I assume thats still the case.

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EEBS

What is the best way to fish for trout, bobber? float off the bottom? spoon? I dont know much when it comes to this and would like some more info

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Quickstrike

All of the above methods work, some guys also flyfish in front of the mouths. It just depends on the day which is more effective. I'm sure that someone will put up a looper fishing sticky that will answer all the questions that people have about shore fishing.

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ripstick

Out of all the years on the north shore, I never knew loopers could talk. Oh well doubt if I missed anything but a bunch of hen talk.

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Northlander

Gary what are you talking about? crazy.gif

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JoshM

how long you guys think this ice is going to hang around? I thought I put my ice fishing gear away for the year.

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matthothand

It'll disappear faster if we start tossing out a bunch of rock salt!

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DeathRoe

I'll just walk along the shore. I'll melt it all, cause i'm sooo hot!! blush.gif

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EEBS

I attempted to fish from shore this weekend, but the wind changed last week and brought all the ice back. Only a few small pockets were available, but there were people there and I didnt feel like intruding. Maybe next week?

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matthothand

Good one deathroe! I got pretty hot after driving up to the stewart and not being able to fish anywhere in between. As long as the brule stays open til the end of the month life will be good.

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Catfishunter

I should post every morning on shorline ice, but i'm not. Death or matt, holler if you need a updated report on shore ice. 300 grin.gif

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matthothand

Congrats on the post count. I won't be up for a few days anyhow but I see she's pretty clear now for a ways. Maybe make an attempt at saturday or sunday. We'll see what the weather says.

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Seeker of Clayface

 Originally Posted By: JoshM
how long you guys think this ice is going to hang around? I thought I put my ice fishing gear away for the year.

Josh, call me. Old OSI guy from Rogers. (763) 428-2880.

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DeathRoe

 Originally Posted By: matthothand
As long as the brule stays open til the end of the month life will be good.

Hwy 2 is open. A week ago i was walking up the river on snowshoes though. Only a couple spots that i could see water. It was fun standing where my floats go down, knowing that i'm really on the spot. I'm prayin for some spring warmth here. I'll check the river out tomorrow and let ya know, it's gonna be too darn cold to fish the shore anyway. \:\(

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Seeker of Clayface

bump

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JoshM

Brian send me your Email

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prohousedocs at hotmail dot com

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got it. check your mail

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