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Turbodog

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Turbodog

heading up this weekend and never fished rainy what are some baits i need to bring and how heavy of a jig? Any help would be great!

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iceranger792

You dont need any bait cause they're All done bitin! I know.., it makes me sick too!!! just jokin..Get some rainbows or big chubs.. Bring a bunch of diff size/color jigs.. 1/4oz, 1/2oz, 3/4oz etc..

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fishing-g

if you dont want to spend a lot of cash just get 3/8 ounce jigs in glow colors. also some gold and orange whistler jigs. and stinger hooks. these are what has been most consistent for us over the last 10 years. rainbows for bait. we do use plastics if the bite is really good. good luck and we will be up sun. thru wed. launching at vidas.

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Hunter21

Went up last weekend used 1/4 and 3/8oz jigs Our best color was Florescent Orange jigs with Bigger rainbows landed 7 eyes between 26" and 28" also caught our limit on keepers of 15" and bigger Depends on how long your gonna be up there 4-5 dozen, but I Falls was out of rainbows as of 2 days ago just to warn you.

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Turbodog

Thanks for the help everybody leave tomorrow all ready to go! did someone stop the hands of time?

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Cast A Way

I too will be on the river tomorrow for the first time. Putting in at Birchdale. If you see a burgandy Alumacraft Trophy walk-thru windshield wallowing around lost - point me in the right direction. smile

I hope it will be a great day on the water.

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Cast A Way

Just back from the Rainy River from our first trip. Water was dirty. Put in at Birchdale and worked our way up fishing walleyes until 10 am. None. Found a pool where no one was around up from Frontier to try sturgeon.

Boated 5 sturgeon - lost two at the boat. 62 - 52 - 50 - 36 - 28 inches. Great time and hard fights. All released unharmed. Current was about 1.3 mph - water temp 36+ - some sticks and ice chunks floating.

Livewells had sand in the bottoms after draining. Didn't see a walleye caught. We didn't go past Clementson.

All in all a great day on the water. Everyone was pleasant on the water and at the landing. Thanks to those who stopped by to fish and talk fishing.

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