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climbmda

Isls / Calhoun Bass

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climbmda

I'm thinking of throwing the canoe in tonight to work the bass for a while. Anyone been out there this week? I figured on starting at the islands.

Also, if the bass aren't cooperating, how has the pike and walleye bite been?

Thanks.

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climbmda

That's Isles, by the way...

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Fisher Dave

I dont have any current repots .. but the fishing is usually good if you dont mind pitching heavy jigs in the milfoil beds. Northerns are not usually that hard to find, the walleyes can be sporatic, but can offer excellent fishing if you can get on top of them... all the advice I can give is to stay shallow.

If anyone is on an Isles bite .. I dont expect anyone to talk.. people are very tight lipped about that lake.

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fishingaddict

two words

jig/pig

the addict

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climbmda

Well... There were a few of us out, and the bass were definitely there. I caught about a dozen in the 2lb+ range, and one that was probably pushing 4lb. They hit a variety of presentations, but topwater was effective, and the most fun. Plus, it stayed above the weeds.

Not giving away any particular spots, but they were pretty obvious to anyone who's fished bass in the early season.

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walkabout

I was out last weekend on Calhoun and Isles for the first time and had mixed success. Got three nice bass 15"+ on the north side of Calhoun before the winded kicked up.

I then decided to troll over to Isles to get out the wind and was not able to catch anything allthough I did mark lots of bigger fish. I guess like FisherDave said you will need to learn to work the Millfoil (not my strength yet).

On the way back to the landing I saw a big muskie caught and probably a 3+ pound bass caught by 2 fisherman on the banks of the channel between the two lakes.

Walkabout.

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Metroguy99

bass are biting on Harriet. I caught several while trolling small rapalas along the weedline

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Lunker

Fished yesterday from shore on calhoun and harriet. Spent about 2 hours on harriet over by the sailboats, only managed to land 2 bass, both on topwater, as well as losing one on a spinner bait and one on topwater. Biggest was 15in.
Skipped over to Calhoun and fished for about 1/2 hour casting a white spinnerbait and caught 2 14in fish. Foil is starting to take over in harriet, not yet in calhoun.

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Lunker

Headed down for an hour or two this afternoon to Calhoun from shore, figuring the approaching weather might trigger a good bite. Well, they wanted topwaters once again, and in about a 45min period I caught 4 fish between 15-18 inches, with the 17 and 18 inchers being very hefty fish. All caught on a silver/black popper. When the sun broke, it really killed the bite, but it was fun while it lasted. Right now is a great time for poppers and other similar lures down at Calhoun because the milfoil hasn't reached the surface except a few spots, and the weeds are scumy enough that they really clog up your plastics/spinnerbaits. If your fishing from shore, its much easier to hit these city lakes early.

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BigMike

Tried to hit Harriet & Calhoun today and it was WAY too windy! That is the only problem with the lakes, they are wide open and on hot days when the wind blows from the south - the good shore spots are near impossible to fish. The waves where ripping up milfoil and almost every cast was deemed null and void because all I pulled up was weeds. I'd rip on weed and only end up with another on. Decided to run to the 'sippi - Pool 2 and nada there either. The water is WAAAAAYYYYY UP!!!! Hardly any shore left to walk on.

Probably hit Harriet later in the week.

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