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JohnMickish

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Some friends of mine and I are going to get a launch for the early part of October and where wondering what part of the lake tends to be hotter. The mud, sand, rocks, North, South, East, West??

Thanks in advance.

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JohnMickish

What, nobody fishes the lake in October?

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18 inch Crappie

Where ever the fish are bitting the Launch will take you. You do not have to worry about where they are, that is what you pay $30 for. But that time of year they are shallow rocks and weeds.

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PerchJerker

I fish the lake a ton in October, but not from a launch. I troll crankbaits. There are plenty of corkers and launches out there at that time too.

Fishing is good and your launch captain will put you on fish. I don't think there's a bad part of the lake to fish at that time of year.

I doubt you'll be fishing the mud or gravel in the center of the lake. The fish will have moved toward shore, a lot of them will be on the shoreline breaks and the rock reefs within a few miles of shore.

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Paul Waldowski

mfg,

Dude give me a call and we will hook up for a night trolling run that will have a great chance at being very memorable smile.gif

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JohnMickish

Paul, I no longer have your phone number frown.gif. How often do you get up to the big water in the fall?

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Paul Waldowski

I get up there at least a couple of days a week. 651-247-6053

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Team Otter

I'm available too. grin.gif

Shoot me an e-mail at info@tightlinesguiding.com or call 612-756-2184.

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NAGORSKI

What color works best in the fall. I'm thinking purple or fire tiger.Also what type of cranks do you use. I'm planning to head up on Oct. 7th for the full moon. Any other advise? feel free Thanks JP

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Team Otter

Color selection varies. I have seen it change from night to night. But, if I had to choose a few favorites, it would be perch, black and gold, fire tiger, crawdad, golden shiner, baby bass, and clown.

Crank bait style depends on water temperature for me. For the first half of October, I'll stick with mainly #5 or #7 Shad Raps and #4 and #6 Salmo Hornets. As November approaches, I then switch over to the bigger profile baits like Husky Jerks and floating Rapalas.

You are heading up at a great time. Maybe I'll see you up there. smirk.gif

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PerchJerker

I agree, color changes from night to night. Even during the night, especially as the moon gets higher and brighter, or a clouds move in and it gets darker, the hot colors can change. Same for baits, on many nights a certain bait or style of bait starts out hot, but not buy a bite later when a different style of bait is really hot. The thing to remember is the fish are there to feed, so if you're not getting bites start changing them up.

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tunrevir

I agree that the color changes throughout the fall/night as the season and moon phase changes. I like the glass percg hj #10 and the thundersticks in blue silver/blck grey and fire tiger. I also like the #8-9 shallow shadraps in chartruese/black/ blue and silver patterns. Perch can turn some heads as well. Last year I caught one of my bigger fish of the night on a "barbie" thunderstick(Pink/pearl sides and balck ladder stripes) If you aren't getting them on one color or style then don't be afraid to swith up from shad to stick style baits. I usually will put the tried and true fish catcher on the partner rod and experiment throughout the night to see what the fish want. Just my 2 cents.

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bigeyes

Advise, yup... be very careful it will be an absolute zoo of guys running around in the dark. Also make sure your lights work ahead of time and always be on the lookout for the boats with no lights(there will definitly be a few on all parts of the lake)

As for color I am always the contrarian opinion but I seldom see color change through night, season or year. The right color can make a big differents on tough nights, but when fish are snapping you can troll your finger over the side and get bit. wink.gif

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NAGORSKI

Thats a good reminder for everyone headed up there to fish at night. It's always the other guy you've gotta watch out for.Keep the tips comming! Good luck

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