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Chillin on Spirit lake

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Gettin out of the insane Atlanta 2 hour traffic to go 16 miles to work and heading to my better halfs family's place in Menahga. I've sent my fly rod and all my tackle up already. There is spining tackle already up there. Floatin around on Spirit Lake and possibly the Crow Wing. What are your local fish hittin on? What should i be lookin for different than the north georgia trout streams and local man made lakes? any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Travis

i'll be there aug-23-28th

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fish have been pretty active in the lately with the water falling back into more comfortable ranges on most area lakes. the walleye bite tends to be on leeches still however they are becoming hard to find. we still have jumbos at northern bait but i know some places are not getting them. the pike and bass are biting real well on minnows suckers and redtails being best. Jonah

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If you are going to be fishing on the crow wing, I would recommend bringing a plethora of bait, maybe a few leopard frogs, crawlers, minnows (suckers,creek chubs), and some rapalas. The bite has been decent for some good walleyes, but their tastes seem to vary on a daily basis.

dan

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