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thopkins

rainy lake report march 3rd

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thopkins

Hi, I just took a trip to rainy lake over this past weekend with a friend. It was our first time up to rainy. we stayed at woodys. I recommend staying there. Woody was great and the lodging was excellent for the price. The fishing was a challenge to say the least. We spent 8-10 hours a day on the lake in dozens of locations drilling hundreds of holes covering water the entire time we were there. we were able to mark fish in a couple spots but could not get them to bite. this seemed to be the theme everywhere up there. the guys from team blue (clam corp) were there when we got there and they had the same success. we talked to a lot of fisherman(local and visitors) and the story seemed to be the same...marking but no biting. we worked our tails off and had 3 fish(2 12" eyes and a 30" northern) caught after 3 solid days of fishing. all the locals said that the fishing will boom in the next two weeks so I will return to try again on the weekend of the 20th and give it another run. dispite my bad luck it was a wonderful trip and the lake and people were great.. everyone was very helpful and it made up for the eves not taking the bait. the traveling was easy and the ice roads will get you any where you need to go. the roads go north up to the american narrows and east out past dryweed. getting around off road was not a problem in a 4x4 either...make sure to bring sunscreen!!!!! i got a heck of a sunburn out there..hope this was helpful and good luck!!!

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fishmeister_86

Hi Thopkins,

I'm glad you had fun. Woody does have nice accomodations!!!

The fishing has been slow the last month. With that being

said, this past weekend things have much improved a 100 % !!!

I had a nice limit (walleyes) 12 to 16 inchers by 10 am., I continued to try & catch some saugers the rest of the day,

but ended up catching 4 more small released walleyes & a nice

10 lb. northern. I caught every fish on a 1/8 oz. white glow

white round lead head & a small minnow. I fished on a reef

that goes from 20 to 40 feet, I did the best in 37 feet. I

can assure you...the best bite the last month has been in

the a.m. !!!

Sincerely,

Fishmeister

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Big "T"

Thanks for the report fishmeister. Thopkins had me worried that it was still really slow. Are you going to be around at woodys this weekend? Would like to meet you. We should be up there early afternoon thursday. Can't check in till after 4:00pm so depending on what time we get there maybe we will go try out in sandbay for a couple hours. Or just hit the pub. Also thanks for helping me out with all my questions! Tony

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thopkins

i'm sorry, my intentions were not to scare anyone...the fishing was not slow.. fish were being caught up there. woody went out on thursday morning and his whole group did well. another guy we talked to did well thursday night not far from where we were fishing. I think the key is right spot right time. fishmeister is dead on about the morning bite. this was my 1st time on rainy and trying to learn what to do, where, and when was my deal. like I said I will retry on the weekend of the 20th. the bite is only going to get better from here on out til ice out. you will catch fish and have a great time..woody and everyone else will put you on fish..rainy is a huge lake with endless structure. make sure to bring a gps with a rainy lake chip.. we tried alot of spots all over the lake and by the 3rd day we keyed in on them but ran out of time to fish them during the peak times..we also did alot of crappie hunting,and exploring different areas of the lake during the day..anyways you will have a great trip...good luck

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Big "T"

Don't worry thopkins i was just being a smart you know what. I will be happy just enjoying my time up there if we catch fish thats a bonus!

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fishmeister_86

Hi Big T.,

7 of us are going to fish lake trout...leaving friday at 6 am thru monday. We are fishing near Dryden. Sorry I will miss you!!!

Sincerely,

Fishmeister

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Big "T"

Good luck! See ya next time maybe.

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