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cupper    0
cupper

Anyone having luck with northerns on any lakes besides Medicine? They are my favorite and I haven't had much luck on he lakes I've tried (Cedar, Auburn, and Stieger).

Thanks!

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If a lake holds Pike then you're certain to catch them this time of the year. Although slow the times I've gone out, people are catching them on crappie minnows. I've caught them on small in-line spinners. But all have been fairly small. Largest one so far has been about 26 inches but all have been skinny. I've been catching them at Long Lake in New Brighton. I've heard a report from more than one person about an 11 pounder coming out of Crooked Lake but all I've caught there is small Walleyes.

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Dude -

If you want to catch northerns, it is hard to beat Tonka - Just put in at the new Greys Bay landing and make your way out through Wayzeta Bay to Browns Bay and work either the outside weedline with lindy rigs and minnows or work the inside weedline with spinnerbaits. You will catch plenty of fish and SCREW YOU to all of those high on your horse pro bass fisherman that say you can't fish a spinnerbait before bass opener - It is a GREAT bait for pike this time of year!!!

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You should not have any trouble catching pike this time of year they are bitting like crazy. Any weedline 6-10 ft either troll or cast inline spinners, cranks, bass spinners, jig and minnow they are hitting it all. This time of year you will catch mostly smaller pike but every once in awhile you will hook up with a monster.

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Minnewashta has a ton of northerns although they tend to be small. The west side of the main bay has treated me well. Good bass lake as well (strict C&R for the bass until '06).

Riley in E.P. has an above average size structure, but I have not done well the two times I've been out there.

DB

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TJ - Don't let any bassfisherman bother you. The spinnerbait is probably one of the best baits for Pike, if not the best. Yes, spoons and Rapala cranks work too. I love a spinnerbait with a Powerbait Trailer in white. I nail them everytime out and manage some really nice bass too!

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LOL

Nice post TJ...I got a kick out of that. What's funny about what you wrote is there was a guy on here saying he was specifically targeting bass out of season to practice for upcoming tournaments. He justified this by clipping off the hooks on his tube jigs or whatever he was using.....that is the biggest load of **** i've ever heard of in my life.

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Thanks all!

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