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CANOPY SAM

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CANOPY SAM

It's gotta be starting soon. I've been up on several MEA weekends in the past and done reasonable well.

Is anything going yet? What are the river conditions like? I'm wondering if it's going to get started kinda late this fall. It seems like everything has been a couple weeks, to a month behind this year.

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Giant_Jackpot

It starts as soon as I get up there in 2 weeks..........

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fishuhalik

haven't you heard? I thought everyone heard.....the bird's the word!! (sorry, just a little family guy humor :))

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WingDing2

I think if you wait 2 weeks you will have missed the boat...Shiners were running pretty hard thurs night.

If you knew where to go you did pretty well. If you followed the herd you did OK.

People kept saying It's only going to get better, that may be so.

My boats out of the water I'm done.

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Northlander

Ill be staying at the Royal Dutchman Oct 25,26,27 and maybe 28th. It should be good. I hear lots of 17-19" fish are in already.

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Giant_Jackpot

I think if you wait 2 weeks you will have missed the boat...Shiners were running pretty hard thurs night.

If you knew where to go you did pretty well. If you followed the herd you did OK.

People kept saying It's only going to get better, that may be so.

My boats out of the water I'm done.

I'm not too worried. Been going up for about 15 years in a row now and have always done well. Besides, if the shiners quit running, that means the one I put in front of their nose will be a welcome sight. grin

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pullinplugs

Just got back yesterday. Caught lots of fish in the river from the airport and up. Fished mostly 16-18 ft and gold was the hot color for us. 3/8 oz jig with a red eye was the money lure. 3 boats and 14 guys we ate fish and took home limits for everyone. Released 28.5, 23 1/4, 23 and 22 inchers.

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Giant_Jackpot

pullin - Sounds good. Was that "up" towards Wheelers point or east?

Thanks,

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CANOPY SAM

Sounds like the games back on!

How did the rains affect the water up there.

We got 3-4 inches here in TRF, and our river is up and muddy.

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Northlander

As of yesterday I heard the levels were good and water wasnt murky. The rains can stop any time though.

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Ralph Wiggum

haven't you heard? I thought everyone heard.....the bird's the word!! (sorry, just a little family guy humor :))

LOL, that episode was freakin' hilarious!!!

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Eyewitness

Pullin, heading up Thursday after work. How far up river from the airport did you venture? How is the water level overall?

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fiskyknut

Great day last Wednesday on the lower river, no bugguns but lot's of 17-19's. Heard of folks spanking them Sunday between rains too?? Way to nasty for me to wanna go out over the weekend!! Heading out this evening and probably again tomorrow. Will fish the pond iffin the waters too yucked up maybe??

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pullinplugs

We stayed at Bayview Lodge and went towards Baudette about 3 miles when we hit the river. One day we actually fished in front of the airport landing which is not public by the way and caught nice fish as well. It din't seem to matter where we were the fish were moving thru and you just had to sort out the small ones. They bite picked up for us on Saturday each time it stopped raining. Water clarity was good and water levels as well. 3/8 oz jigs were used by most of the guys some went to 1/2 but they were not needed.

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Eyewitness

Thanks Pullin! Am gettin' excited to say the least.....

Funny, been doing this 15 years now and still get excited like it's the first time I've been there.......

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Ed Carlson

Where is a good place to buy bulk shiners on the Rainy?

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Boar

In two weeks you'd have missed the boat? Hmmmm... I dont thinks so. The fish just dont' vanish, they come back out the river too. an first safe ice on the rainy can be the best of all, ice fishing the rainy as they come back out, Oh boy, big ol' chartruse rattle spoon tip with a minner an bink, thar she blows!!

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Northlander

Ya Im betting fishing in the river will go good through mid Nov as usual.

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fiskyknut

Yo Ed, Iffin you are out by Wheelers access get them at Log Cabin Bait, iffin you're going thru Baudette get them at Howards Conoco station.

You got that right Steve, fish will go nutz till ice up and then they'll still be snappin under the ice!!

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WingDing2

Did the heavy rains Sat-Sun make the river murky? I figured it would a little bit. It was raining pretty hard when I left for home.

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jabug

just got back today. fished mon-wed. tough bite they had 3plus inches of rain sunday night. river got real muddy and was moving pretty good. best luck was out on the lake. fish were being caught on river but looking around at all the boats it look like a tough bite. should turn back on once the water settles back down

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Northlander

From what I heard today the river did get murky and the guys had to fish outside pine.

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Ed Carlson

Thanks Fisky on the bait tips!

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CANOPY SAM

Ya. That's why I asked about the water clarity a few days ago. I kinda figured that rain would muck things up for a while. cry

It's not all bad though. That warm water influx, and fast current tend to drive more shiners up river as it washes out. More walleyes follow. An added bonus is how this flushes out leaves and debris from the bottom. Much cleaner, and easier dragging big crankbaits in mid-November as long as we don't get more heavy rains!

I can't wait for Deer Hunting season. There'll be about 10 boats on the river from Birchdale to the lake, and the big girls will be snappin' everywhere!!! laugh

Boar, when do you plan to head up? We should join forces and see what we can find. I'd be interested in giving that first ice bite a swing.

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Nipper7272

Fished Friday and Saturday. I was at Morris gap,4 mile bay,and a little in the river. The water temp was around 50 degrees.

Our best luck was on the lake we did catch over the 2 days arond 100 fish but many,many were small. We were able to take our limits with some bonus saugers.We released 3 fish over 20 inches but nothing really huge. We did catch 3 sturgon one over 60 lbs which was a ball. I will be up again in 2 weeks remember we had a tough spring up here in the north so we figure it's about two weeks behind. Good luck

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