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With warmer weather coming hopefully so will the reports.

 

I've been watching the bay and it seems like things are breaking up out there so I'm anticipating getting out in the next two weeks on the big lake.

 

Boat is ready. Just need a place to launch. Anybody been to McQuade the last few days?

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If the weather cooperates BC and I are planning on getting out on the North Shore this weekend.   With Mcquade and Two Harbors the only options I'm sure things will be tight till the Bay opens up and the South Shore a shorter run.  Be efficient and patient at the landings.  I lot of you know this but I'll repeat, when trolling in a congested area troll with the flow.  We'll be anywhere from on top to 20" down, just have to see what happens.  Lets see how many pink sticks I can manage to lose in one day. :)

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Planning on bringing out the new boat this weekend, I will do my best at the launch to speed up process, but hopefully some slack is cut on account it is a new boat..brand new boat. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Surface Tension said:

If the weather cooperates BC and I are planning on getting out on the North Shore this weekend.   With Mcquade and Two Harbors the only options I'm sure things will be tight till the Bay opens up and the South Shore a shorter run.  Be efficient and patient at the landings.  I lot of you know this but I'll repeat, when trolling in a congested area troll with the flow.  We'll be anywhere from on top to 20" down, just have to see what happens.  Lets see how many pink sticks I can manage to lose in one day. :)

 

3 hours ago, Jarrid Houston said:

Planning on bringing out the new boat this weekend, I will do my best at the launch to speed up process, but hopefully some slack is cut on account it is a new boat..brand new boat. 

 

 

 Gentlemen, hope things go well this weekend. I, on the other hand, GET to go to St. Cloud for a surprise birthday party for my MIL. I know you all are jealous..

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All those watching this thread, and wonder what is happening to the site, just look at the total views over 2000 and to have 55 posts on something nothing to do with fishing is beyond me.

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Might head out to McQuade this weekend. A small cool down tomorrow and it looks like right back in the 50's again

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Hope to get out and hit the big pond as well. Need to have some fresh Salmon.....soon :)

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I have never been out on superior.  Do i need down eiggers this time of year? I may head during the week one day to try it out.  I know i would have to look into coast guard regs to make sure i got all necessary safety equipment.

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No you don't need them because there are catch-able fish close to the surface this time of the year. Once the top water starts warming and you have to deep then they will help.

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  Jim,

If ya get out give Frank or me a call on the cellular device.  We can compare notes.  Not much looking forward to it.  Heard there was a winter kill on the pond this year ;)  BC

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13 hours ago, jriegel said:

I have never been out on superior.  Do i need down eiggers this time of year? I may head during the week one day to try it out.  I know i would have to look into coast guard regs to make sure i got all necessary safety equipment.

 

 

Downriggers are not necessary but if you use them this time of year, don't go down  deep. I used to use boards but they were more complicated for others on my boat to use so it's small dipseys off the side or a clean line straight back. Spoons and sticks work well this time of year

 

Shallow and high. One year, I ran DR in the spring with the counter reading 6 feet.

 

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Thanks guys for the tips looks like 3-4inch stick bright stick baits and bright spoons seem to be the go to.  Anybody ever vertical fish them or live bait? Hope the weather is.good next friday, i have always wanted to get out there and try it.  Bonus is the wife would be happy with some fresh salmon.

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What a novel concept!  Talking fishing on a fishing forum to increase interest and activity.  You may be right, it could work!

 

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You boys might be on to something 

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