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Heading up Thursday...any reports. Fishing near the Brule and Kempton Channel?

Thanks,

Ben

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I was up for 4 days Thursday - Sunday. We fished all the reefs from Dryweed to the Blueberry area and found them very slow. Tried some main channel points with weeds attached and did better, but nothing to write home about. Also fished the westend of the lake with similar results. Everyone we talked to had basically the same story. We managed to cobble together a meal and a couple of take home limits, but this was not the best trip I've ever had. Friday and Saturday was very hot an humid which gave way to thunderstorms all night on Saturday. Sunday was wet till noon when we quit.

Spent some time on the Rainy River on Saturday and did lots better on walleyes a couple of miles down from the I-Falls launch. It was our first time on the River during the summer. Had a good sized sturgeon on for awhile, but 6lb Trilene didn't have what it took.

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Sorry to hear about the fishing... at least there were a few for ya. We have had similar results in that area in the past and although we didn't catch too many fish, you still can't beat fishing on Rainy lake. Thanks for the report. By the way, what were you using? Were you graphing a lot of fish? What depths...etc.

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We used jigs minnows(shiners & fatheads). Used jigs with crawlers and leeches. Pulled long lined lindys & spinnere whith all three baits. Pulled cranks. Casted cranks. Tried slip bobbers on graphed pockets of fish. Just about everything except depth charges.

We graphed fish on reefs and on off of points, but found only pockets of fish. They were not all over the reefs like normal this time of year. There were lots of fish supended over 90 FOW surrounding reefs which were probably neutral walleyes.

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Well you can't say you didn't give it a valiant effort grin.gif Thanks for the info.

Ben

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We fished on the Canadian side from 8/5 thru 8/11. All in all, fishing was pretty good for us. We concentrated on walleyes and caught lots of slot fish and a dozen or so over the slot with the largest being 26". We didn't do alot of running. We concentrated on 3 or 4 spots and worked them hard waiting for the fish to come to the tops of the reefs and feed. Probably not the most exciting way to fish but fairly productive for us. We concentrated on reefs in Swell Bay near the Bears Pass Bridge and also some of the reefs in the lower part of RedGut. Jigs and rigs with crawlers and leeches. Long snells, 7-8 feet seemed to work best. Stayed at Coppens Resort. Great accomodations and great people. I would highly recommend it.

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