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Dale S

Far North Arm Rainy Lake

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Making our first trip to the North Arm in mid-July. Going to Cascades Camp at the Devils Cascade, north of Little Canoe area. Would like to network with anyone out there to get detailed info. Most interested in smallmouth but also walleyes. I have a good map showing Manitou Sound, Little Canoe, Ash Bay, Paddy Bay etc.

Thanks for any help.


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That is a good part of the lake to be in.  Not far to all the good fishing.


I used to stay in Little Canoe camp when it was running back years ago, now I stay at Labelles and have to run 15 miles each way..........


Bass should be on the reefs(6-10 FOW) around islands and in front of coves.  I would throw a topwater, senko.  If it were windy a trap or grub.  At least that is where I would start.  


Walleye will be on the deeper reefs(12-16 FOW), jig head with a leech is what I would throw, but I am not a walleye expert.



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Thanks for the info. Not expecting much on the accommodations but we appear to be fairly remote. 


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You do not need live bait to catch eyes where you will be fishing.  A 1/8 oz jig with 3 to 4" plastics will catch eyes and smalljaws.  Just let those beautiful brown fish go so they can make babies.  The smalljaws are on bed while you are there.  Enjoy!

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