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Craigums

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I've never fished the chain before but I'm going up there with my girlfriend's father and her uncle to do some bass fishing. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Are certain bays or lakes better than others or is the bass fishing on the main lake just as good? Any pointers are welcome so I can get my future father-in-law on some green fish eek

PMs welcome Thanks a lot,

CP

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NowthenJoe

I was up there a couple weeks ago now. Bass were all over the place. The problem was finding fish with any size to them. Largest one I landed was probably 2.5-3 pounds. Docks and shorelines. I also got into a mess of rock bass. We were up on the north eastern side. I did see some smallies when boating through channels, but had no luck getting them to bite.

-Joe

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Dan L

Yes I was up there the 15th. thru the 22nd. The bass where anywhere you found weeds. We did the best on inside weed lines and weeds less than 6 feet. I have been going up this week for a few years and a wacky rigged worm fished shallow is always my top bait.

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big musk411

Craig's, I always do well fishing boat docks and in the pine river. Usually a tube jig or a plastic frog on a worm hook is what I use. Skip it under the docks as far as you can. Over near the entrance to Bertha and clamshell is a pretty good stretch of docks. I've also done well dock fishing in trout too. Just don't bring your fishing buddies that always hook docks! Mine do it every time! Where the river comes in is usually excellent at sunset too.

Take care, I'll be on the walleye hunt with the usually friends, rock bass and northerns.

Matt T

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MikeG3Boat

Another Spot for Bass is in Island lake. There are good weed beds that the bass love to hide in. Good Luck!

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Jeff13

Fished the chain lower hay upper whitefish yesterday morn. Best was the deep outside weededge. Caught them I. Jigs, jig worms, wacky senkos, and even a few on a swim bait. Nothing huge though all about 2lbs. Was limited to the area I was fishing due to my dads boat not being the greatest at handling wind.

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Craigums

Just found out we will be fishing the East Side of the lake (Cross). Ill have to check out that Island Lake too. Thanks for the input!

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JP Z

Craigums,

If the weather is good and you have a decent boat it would be worth your time to get over to Upper whitefish, also Trout is good for Brown ones.

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Craigums

Craigums,

If the weather is good and you have a decent boat it would be worth your time to get over to Upper whitefish, also Trout is good for Brown ones.

He's got an 18' Tuffy so it should be fine. I had no idea about fishable populations of Smallies in Trout, I might see if he's willing to make a run up there!

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NowthenJoe

Trout is worth checking out. Really nice lake, in my opinion.

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fishgutz77

ditto that, the best bass fishing I've had is in trout on the NW shore.

not just smallies but largies too.

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Craigums

Cool deal, I'll see if he want to make the boat ride to that part of the lake. Thanks guys

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gritsnham

Hey Craigums any follow up on how you did?

I will be heading up for a week on saturday fishing mainly upper but also making another run to trout since it was such a blast fishing that lake last year...

Bass schooled up fairly good on deeper structure now if anyone else has fished recently? Gonna be fishing mainly with a family full of walleye fisherman so if anybody wants to come chase bass with me the skeeter should have an open seat shoot me an email!

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Craigums

Yea sorry, I ended up spending the day fishing trout. I caught lots of fish throwing a tube on weed edges and cranking humps. But size was an issue. Most fish were under 2 pounds. Tried fishing Cross and Rush with no luck. Heards a couple people got some fish in Daggett lake on jigs.

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