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Rush Lake

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Any good reports from Rush, going to be there the 3rd week of this month and would like to know if anyone has had any success and would share a tale or two.

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I'm heading up to Rush lake on the 20th of this month for a week. I was there last summer about the same time but the fishing was really off because of the storm that went through earlier in the summer. Hadn't fished that lake for 30 years prior to that. My folks used to go take us there every summer until we started staying on Ottertail in the 60's.

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Last year was definetly a struggle to find the walleyes, we found enough to have a good meal for the group of us but we didn't catch anything big. We'll be there on the 19th for the week so I hope things will be a little different.

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Had a cabin on Rush lake for 5 years and the best spots to catch walleyes in the summer are the small humps that come up to at least 15-16 feet.Don't forget about the sunfish.A friend of mine hire a guide recentley, they fished much deeper using bottom bouncer and spiners with alot of success.

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We never forget about those big'ol sunnies, sometimes I don't know what taste better, fresh walleye or a bunch of sunny filets.

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My family and I will be staying at Shady Grove. Never stayed there before but it looks nice. Always stayed at Greenwood on Ottertail for the last 40 years. But they sold out and made it a private association. On Rush I'll probably try spinners and minnows or crawlers along the old river channel then work the deeper humps. Ran into some decent crappie and bass last summer that way. If anyone wants to get a hold of me next week up there let me know and can visit for awhile. grin.gif

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Before owning the cabin on Rush Lake,My wife and I were the first owners of one of the cabins at Greenwood on Ottertail after it was broken up.It was the first resort in the area that was broken up and many people didn't think it would make it.We are now back on Ottertail but those years at Greenwood were fun and I'll never forget.I've met few people that stayed there when it was a resort.It's kinda sad only a few people can enjoy it now.

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Postman,

I too will be staying at Shady Grove, this will be our tenth year there. My wife & 2 boys and the rest of my siblings and husbands will be using 4 cabins. We got up there last year just after the storm went through and all the trees were pretty beat up so it will be interesting to see how it is this year. It's a nice peaceful place, nice and small and quiet most of the time.

I'll be the one in a 16'Alumacraft with an old 50hp johnson or hopefully in the fish cleaning house fileting up some dinner. Come on over and will trade fishing Rush lake secrets.

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Thanks Mojo. We'll be staying in #17. One of the condos. Looking forward to it. I have to rent one of the resort Lund's since I sold mine a few years back. Be happy to share any tips and tricks I have.

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Well, had a nice fun week at Shady Grove. Sorry we didn't trade any stories Mojo but I think I did say hi to either you or your sons a couple of times. I was the older guy coughing his head off most of the time. Lung cancer and COPD. Oh well, take what you've been given. Wes and Tres are very nice hosts and the resort was above average I would say. Fishing on Rush was tough at best for walleye. We caught probably 10 nice crappie, 4 or 5 northern, and a few rock bass. Rented a boat from Holly's on the windiest day of the week on Ottertail. Probably the roughest day I've ever fished that lake. Scared the crap out of my son and my daughters boyfriend but we came back with 5 walleye. Not bad considering it was tough holding the boat on a good spot. All in all a pretty nice trip. Personally I'm ready to go back to Ottertail again.

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Aah yes, the frustration of fishing Rush lake in late August. We too got skunked from catching any walleyes. Going to a different lake was probably a good idea and something we may have to consider next year. However we did catch alot of good size sunnies and a few big crappies to feed the clan to keep them happy. My 10 year old son caught a 1 1/2 pound crappie which pretty much made the trip for him. All in all it was a pretty good week and the weather was pretty much perfect except for Thursday, we'll be there next year same time and continue the hunt for the elusive walleye.

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Yup, we tried the deepest to the shallowest on Rush with no success. Morning afternoon and evening. Maybe I should have tried all night. Ha. Thursday was the day we went to Ottertail. Like riding a roller coaster.

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