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tadpole

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Will be up north Wed. I would like to try the missisippi for the first time near Brainerd (or North of Brainerd) 16 ft Lund, 9.9 short shaft. Access Points? Areas I should avoid? Suggestions to a first timer?!?!?!? Smallmouth and walleye? I fish the rivers here at home, wade and boat. Usually I throw crankbaits and fish 7" worms. Does something else work better, livebait ect.?


Thanks!
Tad
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Kevin Turner

Tad, If you like give me a call 636 797 2628.

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tadpole

I will be on the river somewhere Friday!!!! Thanks for all the help, you are all the best!!!

Thanks
Tad
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tadpole

Hey smartguy by the way, I see in your profile that you like b-ball. Will the Gophers have a team this year. I'm stuck right in the middle of Indiana. I'm not sure yet as to wether IU, PU or ND will have anyone this year. Players are good coaching has alot to be desired!

Tad

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Hi Tad,

The river up above the Potlatch Dam remains some of my favorite water, although, admittedly, it's a bit different, structurally, than some other sections south of Brainerd down to St. Cloud and beyond. Good walleye water, though, particularly right now. One fine way to learn the river is to simply do some upstream trolling, pulling something like a #5 or #7 Shad Rap.

Walleyes often hold up in many of the deeper bend holes, but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't find active fish in shallower current areas. Enjoyed a fair measure of success this season, for example, catching walleyes with spinnerbaits rolled through current seams off the tips of rocky points. Obviously, smallmouth bass respond to these baits, as well.

You can access this upper stretch off Hwy 25 south of Merrifield-- Half Moon access; just a ways out of the little river town of Trommald-- beware bad roads; or right off Hwy 6 north of Crosby. Enjoy your fishing-- right now's a great time to go!

-a friend,
Cory Schmidt

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Tad, if you launch at the Half Moon landing, go upstream about 1/4 mile. There, you will see a small, shallow channel that leads to an oxbow lake (Half Moon Lake). This lake is great for bass and northern. Just throw out a large sucker minnow. It may be tricky getting back there this year due to low water levels.
I've even heard of people having some success with walleye in the small lake, though I haven't fared so well.
Just make sure you bring bug spray if you use the Half Moon landing. Good luck

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tadpole

Kevin I am sorry I have not given you a call. I own a few title companies here in Indiana and we are at months end and it is always busy. I am also trying to get packed for tonight. I will let all of you know how I do when I get back on Monday

Thank for the help,
Tad
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Kevin Turner

Tad, No need to apologize. You may also want to try just below the Potlatch dam. There is a launch near the cemetery. If you're careful, and stay to the right side of the channel when you get near the dam, you're prop should make it. I haven't fished it in a while, but it is one of my favorite spots. The 'eyes should be in or near the swift water at the base of the power house. To the left will be some good smallie water. Fish the push just in front of the riffles with a spinner or buzz bait. Find the ledges and fish some plastics. Good luck.

[This message has been edited by Kevin Turner (edited 09-24-2003).]

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tadpole

Spent almost the entire weekend getting to know my neightbors and closing down the cabin. I did not get to fish the Miss. I apprecitate all the help. I may try to get back up in Oct. with the boy.

Thanks,
Tad

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