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Chris Granrud

Rainy Lake bite continues to be incredible

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Chris Granrud

The Rainy Lake Walleye bite seems to buck the trend of a typical "Dog Daze". We have followed the fish towards a typical August movement and been fortunate enough to produce regular limits of fish with lots of slot fish. While many anglers believe the fish make a very deep movement towards the end of summer and fall, we have continued catching our fish anywhere from 22-32 feet of water depending on the particular day. Many ways to catch the fish, but we still prefer the old standby jig and minnow application targeting fish holding on tight shelves or funnels versus "Flat's trolling" which can also be productive depending on the area of the lake your targeting. We continue to work Fatheads and smaller shiners with jigs in Purple or Blue being our most productive as of late. Surely these colors best imitate the shine of a Cisco. Tight lines team as the best and Biggest Walleye bite is coming here in the September/October timeframe. These two months often make up 75% of our biggest Walleyes of the open water season. Get out on the water this fall and enjoy your time on Rainy lake with family and friends.full-46117-36304-001(594x800).jpg

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lzika

Chris,

Thanks for posting. Great pics!

What is your rod/reel preference when jig fishing? It doesn't sound like you use lindy rigs much, but what would be your rod/reel choice when lindying?

Thanks,

Luke

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Chris Granrud

Good Morning Luke,

I'm using a 6'10 Loomis NRX Extra fast SYR. I've paired this rod up with a Shimano C14 Stradic lined with 10lb test 2lb diameter braid. I have preferred the Suffix 832 as it is a slightly stiffer braid which greatly reducing wind knots.

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SledNeck

how big were the waves on Saturday when the storm came through?

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smalljaw

I can't speak of the waves since it was already dark but the tree that went down across my drive way was 20" dia.

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Chris Granrud

how big were the waves on Saturday when the storm came through?

Ole Rainy Lake was a bit "Choppy". We elected to tip our hat to the front. We chased Crappies Amidst a 30 degree temperature drop and angry water. Ended up keeping a 16 beautiful slabs with some Walleyes mixed in as well. Sometimes and angler needs to opt for plan B!!

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Chris Granrud

I can't speak of the waves since it was already dark but the tree that went down across my drive way was 20" dia.

That can cut into the fishing time!!

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smalljaw

My weekend guests were enlisted to help with clean up so we were done in a few hours. The front did not seem to affect the walleyes. We found a large concentration at 22 feet on a hump and had a great outing on Labor Day.

Regards,

Wayne

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bwack

Chris...any input on the crappie bite? i am making my yearly trip up to rainy next week. usually, the weather is much more fall like at this time of year. i typically have success but my good spots are on a different part of the lake than we are going to this year.

Any help would be appreciated.

-bwack

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Chris Granrud

Sorry. Missed your post. As the water cools Crappies begin to either chase shiners or concentrate in numbers on structure. We have been getting our Slabs in both areas. 28-32 feet of water over rock piles and shallower focusing on shiner runs.full-46117-36928-001(652x800).jpg

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