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first timer/son this weekend

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i want to bring my son up this weekend to try the red lake crappie/pike fishing. any info re locations, depths, lures, presentations, ie, still fishing with bobbers vs. drifting, plain hooks vs jigs,north shore vs south shore vs tamarack river area vs cribs. best places to launch, best places to eat, etc. thanks for your help!

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Hi Bobber,

We fished out from Rogers RV Park in 5' of water today and the bite was constant, up to 13" Crappies. The boat launch area is protected, and out of the wind.

We had our best luck using chartuse #4 jigs, tipped with a minnow, and 4' under a bobber. We anchored and cast out from the boat and let it drift till either a Crappie, Walleye, or Sheephead hit it.

Good Luck,
Ron

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Bobber,

We hit the lake last weekend with mixed results, but here's the skinny. GET OUT OF THE WIND!! The mouth of the Shotley Brook if you have a South wind; West of Hudecs on a North wind, or near the mouth of the Tamarac River if there's an East wind. Morning and evening have less wind usually. Water Temp is also key. If the main lake is 51 degrees the mouth of inlets (ditches, creeks, rivers) may be as much as 5 degrees warmer. Watch you graph/locator for fish and hold on. Jig/minnow combo's under a bobber works best. Experiment with color and depth. Also try plain hooks if jig aren't working. If you don't catch fish within 15 minutes, MOVE! IF possible get away from the crowds, but this will be difficult now as everyone that can float will be out if weather permits.


Good Luck, and have fun!!!

Fish On!! Get the Net!

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Jeff Phelan
Fish On LLC
fish_on_llc@hotmail.com

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Bobber,

Follow Fish on LLC's advice and you will get on top of fish. URL is a huge body of water and if it's windy you need to find a way to get out of it. Just got back from up there and what worked for us was 5-6 feet of water, plain hook with a minnow. Roger's if the wind's out of the south, and WestWind and Hudec's if the wind's out of the north. See the article on the front page for more tips smile.gif

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Paul
PWaldow123@attbi.com

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