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Rum River Smallies

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Anyone hit the Rum this past summer or recently this fall? Might give it a go for smallies one of these warmer days.

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I tried Saturday for a few hours in Anoka. Surface temps were 44*F. Didn't get a bite

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Thanks for the input, Craigums! If I may ask, what types of baits were you throwing?

I've had a good amount of luck on finesse jigs and smaller tubes this time of year.

Thanks!

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Squarebill, 1/4oz jig, Spinnerbait, Grubworm

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Got out yesterday on the Rum.  This is the latest (2 days before Thanksgiving) that I have ever been on the Rum or open water.  The river is 6' higher than two weeks ago.  Only caught 2 small walleyes but still great to get out one last time.  My friend took his boat a 16' with 50 hp motor!!!  No problem at all navigating.  We could have waterskied if we had wanted to.

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Was out on the Rum this past weekend, east of Princeton. Good Lord is the water high!  Is there a website where you can monitor the flow on the Rum?

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