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Fishing Rainy opener weekend....

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Hi guys, I'm going to be fishing Rainy for the first time. I'll be staying with some buddies at at their cabin located on Frank's point/bay accross from Grassy Island/Tilson Bay. Any good pointers on where to fish would be great. We'll be trying a number of areas and fishing mostly walleyes, smallies and northerns. Any way points would be appreciated too. One of the boats has a GPS in the boat and I have a hand held GPS that I have to try and figure out how to use again. Looking forward to a fun 4 days of beer and fish fries.

Thanks

Jon

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HI J.,

I HAVE FISHED IN 2 TO 4 FEET OF WATER, CASTING 1/8OZ. JIGS ALONG THE SHORELINES & HAD EXCELLENT SUCCESS, BUT ALSO DONE VERY WELL IN 40+ FEET OF WATER., SO TRY BOTH. NORTHERNS, YOU WILL STILL FIND SOME IN THE SHALLOWS.

SORRY, I DON'T GIVE OUT WAYPOINTS, DID THAT 1 TIME & WATCHED 3 GUYS KEEP WAY OVER THEIR LIMITS., WHICH RATHER UPSET ME.

SINCERELY,

FISHMIESTER

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I fished Rainy on the opener last year and limited success. The weather turned cold and the fish were deep. All of the walleyes that I caught came from 25-40ft deep. The key was to find bait fish on the graph and then jig over top of the bait fish. If the patter is the same this year you will want to hold a jig about 6 inches off bottom. Don't even move the jig as the fish only took the jig when I didn't jig it. I have found that the blue, pink and white fireball jigs worked the best. Don't be afraid to use a stinger if you are missing fish. I would tip the jigs with a rainbow as they are may favorite minnow.

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