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Whats hapening on the Pond? Plan to be up towards the middle of this week, could use some fishing results. Thanks

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Will be out Tuesday. Will give a report tomorrow PM.

later,

toddb

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Was up all last week. Graphed fish all over, but could only get action down deep. Another fellow I talked to was worm draggin' on the reefs, and was only rewarded with the smaller sized fish, and not too many either.My action was at 32~~35 feet out in the mud. Fishing still good when I left Sunday

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2 Pounder, where on the mud? Towards Arnesen's area or closer to the river?

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Trip middle of last week trolling was good, Carson and I got around 40 or so. Mostly very nice eater sized fish with a few in the slot, and some weeee ones. He was out again late in the week and said it was slow that afternoon. Iffin we could get 3 or 4 days of nice stable weather they should start a snappin way good again. I'll be out again tomorrow too it's lookin so we'll maybe see you out there Todd.

fiskyknut

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I was out tuesday & wednesday last week lots of fish got them all trolling with lead caught 40-50 both days one guy gota 12 my dad got a 11 pounder. we made one 9mile trolling pass on tues. got fish the whole way. fished in front of zipple on wed. caught alot in 28ft.

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fisky- give me a yell on 6, will be at Arnesons around 7:30ish

toddb

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Surrounding Marks reef.I will be back up Thursday~sunday. Arnesens!

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Hey 2 Pounder, I have a place in the south park up at Arnesen's and will be there Wednesday night - Sunday. We will hope to find some fish trolling. Hopefully the rain will stay away...

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Hey 2 pounder Im trying to get away thursday.I have strong sigal finnaly. Maybe see ya up there.

Boxcar

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Got about 40 today. Quite a few in the 11- 16" range. Did manage a nice limit for 2 guys from 17-19" plus a couple really nice saugies. 28" was the biggest along with a 24, 25 and 8 or 9 low 20's slot fish. Fished deep water around Arnesens, Lemms and 16 Mile. Lemms was dead and 16 Mile was close to dead. Green/chrome reef runner and Deep Taildancers in gold perch and firetiger were best in that order. Got a few downrigging a little deeper also. Saw a dead sturgeon floating this morning and did a half a$$ed measurement on it. It looked to be around 62" long. It was pretty bloated but it looked huge. Will post a pic later.

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later,

toddb

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I was out this afternoon, got a few. Kept losing them, short biters i guess. Fished all between Arnesens and Lemms with the best action drifting bait over Arnesens towards evening. There was a good chop goin by then. From the east but better than nothing.

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Thank you guys for the helpful reports, they are very much appreciated. Good to hear the walleye are still around. Will be up there today and tomorrow, hope the weather permits us to get out.

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We fished Tuesday and Wednesday. The baitfishing is getting tougher, but the mud is loaded. The fish didn't seem to care a lot about crank color but the bigger fish were higher off the bottom. There are a lot of fish fairly close to shore--28 to 30 feet--off Pine Island. Lots of boats too.

How bad was the storm on the lake last night???

Good luck.

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We did okay trolling Tuesday, forty or so came to the boat. High point of the day was a double of 25+ inchers, 7 or 8 in the slot, no WHOPPERS at all this time.

Has anyone seen the new #9 Deep Taildancers on store shelves yet? I may peel out of here for GFKS this afternoon so I can try and find some. Be nice to try some out here over the weekend!!!

fiskyknut

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Fisky, i havent seen a #9 deep tail dancer just the #11 or the regular #9 any more info?

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First of all I want to thank you guys for all your informative reports. I really appreciate learning whats happening up on the "Pond". A friend of mine who has only fished LOW a few times and I went up Wed. and bait fished the rocks east of Gull, which was very slow, we did better on Arnesen's Reef. Came into Warroad about 6 PM and the sirens were blaring, and the police were driving up and down the streets using there bull horns warning everyone to seek shelter, it looked like another tornado was in the making, we parked and went into a downtown building and I asked if they had a basement, which they did so we stayed there for supper, but nothing bad materialized. We went out yesterday and fished Arnesen's Reef (we had the downgriggers along) but decided to bait fish again, we picked up a 25" and some real nice eaters, then my buddy slammed into a real horse, after he finally got the walleye up and got it netted, it measured 31.5" and weighed 11.5#. What a pig, that gal is going on my buddy's wall. We were using gold spinner rigs with large crawlers. What a fun trip, we never saw a white cap in two days which was a treat also.

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Travis, a size 9 deep version just came out 8/15. None yet in the GFKS stores last nite, Steve at Log Cabin Bait told me he'd have em in stock at his store next week. They have another deep diving minnow bait fresh out too that looked interesting....Can't remember the name of it though.

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Does anyone know the surface temp now? Thanks!

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67-68 degrees yesterday.

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yeh those rocks east of gull were kinda slow for me too the other day. at least i was upwind from that thing. ill be out this weekend. Hit some of the ole stand-bys and try some new spots.

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Did much better yesterday. Day started off with alot of smaller fish but moved around and did good. Did best trolling some flats in about 32 fow w/ the lures set high. Fish just everywhere, except right on the reefs. Tried jigging a few spots till after dark w/ no luck. No magnum hoggers but ended up with all 19 inch eaters. What a diference in the frying pan.

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We were out on Sat. also and did O.K. Got a 29.5", 27.5, 26.5, & 25. Kept 6 nice walleyes and 2 decent saugers. Also caught a couple more low 20's and a dozen or so dinks. Best luck was north of Arnesens in the deeper water.

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later,

toddb

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Out again today. Big waves, and magnum fish.

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Question from one of the many poor slobs that can only enjoy the pain of reading about the great bite that's been going on this summer and hopefully into the fall. With the fish going nuts through late summer and the water levels down for the fall bite what are some educated guesses as to what these fish might do in October when they should be running the river. Do you think they'll continue to rome the mud.... Wanted to open the line of questioning.

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