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Hello to all from this area. My wife and I will be staying on Lake Geneva the week of August 11. We were wondering if anyone could give us any info on the chain to help put us on some fish. Bass is what we will be searching for, and we are of course cpr fishermen. Does anyone know if the fishing hot spots map for the chain has good info? Thanks to all who reply. Wayne

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Wayner....you should have a great time fishing bass on the chain. Geneva itself has lots of opportunity, and easy access to Victoria, and LeHommeDieu and the rest of the Chain. The hotspots map of the chain offers lots of good info. Good detailed topography as well. We sponsor a Wednesday night bass league on the Chain. After six weeks, the top team is averaging about 9.25 lbs on 4 fish. Big bass the first week came off of Geneva, nearly 5 lbs. There are some dandies there. Call the store here when you get to town...there may be a spot if you want to fish the league on Wednesday...if nothing else, be sure to check out the weigh in on Wednesday night. Great atmosphere, and some great fish released...

I'll be heading up to the boundary waters that week, but Kent or Corey will be in the shop and can answer any questions. (they happen to be the current league leaders for Wed. League... smile.gif and Corey just finished 9th this weekend in the MN Pro/Am Bass Tour fished on the chain.

Good luck....and great fishing.

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915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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Wayne,
There are some great options for fishing bass on the Chain it's one of my favorites just because you can catch a ton of fish. Remeber catch and release is extremely important. You need 1/8 oz and 3/160z Barbarian Gopher Jig heads with Gary Yamamoto Ika's which are like a tube bait but are not hollow. Also 6" Culprit or Berkley worms. Green Pumpkin, Camo. Black. I like 6" because you will catch bigger fish.

If the bite is tough down size to the 4" finese worms same colors.

Look for Mid-Lake Points, Turns, inside weed lines, ect.

Concentrate on Lehommeduie, Darling, Geneva.

Stop in to the store where can explain better.


Good Luck fishing.

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wayner

Hey thanks alot guys. I really appreciate the info. We will for sure stop in to your store when we get to town. Looking forward to the trip. What are some other things that are worth checking out in the area? This is our first time to Alexandria. Anyway, thanks again for the help.

Wayne

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wayner....an early "Welcome" to the alex area. Lots of things to explore around here...traveling with kids or just the two of you?...either way...be sure to check out the museum, home of the Kensington Runestone...controversy still rages about this granite slab, carved by Viking explorers in the late 1300's. Great dining in the area too, from ma and pa burger joints to northwoods or carribean themed, to very fine dining. (casual attire still accepted...*L*) Amusement park with go-karts, mini golf etc. The Festival of the Lakes will be running when you're in town...world class music concerts. And the Northwoods baseball league with our own Alexandria Beatles! great fun....outdoor baseball as it should be. smile.gif Oh, and lots of lakes to fish and explore...!

Weather usually cooperates, too....

good luck...

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Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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