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tjm

sept 2nd & 3rd report

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5:45am started out at half moon trolling perch shad raps #7 & #5.By 7am we landed 9 over the slot all around 24-25".trolled in 4'-12' most of the fish came from 8-10'

About 11 am we had 1 20"

Next bite was on spider island.first pass we landed 3 17"-18".Next pass we went out a little deeper to find nothing but big pike.Made about 20 passes in 13' to finish up for a full limit.Trolling speed had to be 1.75-2mph

So we set up some big rigs for those big pike.several 5-8lb's no hogs to be had when your ready.Then we hooked into a musky right behind the boat when we were reeling up are lines to call it a day.After 15 minutes of fun it finaly got off.

This morning we slept in after a nite out.8 am we started out at half moon.1st pass we were forced to troll inbetween several boats bobber fishing.28"er right smack in the middle of the bobbers.60 yards on each side of us we could see 5 bobbers.We turned around went back on the same path.Another 27 1/2"er.All the boats lifted anchor and started to troll.No more fish so we moved into the bay.

Went to 2 #5 perch shads 12 nice jumbo perch in 7'.Several 6"-10" eyes & 3 pike all about 3-4lbs.

Trolled are way back to the cabin 6'-15'FOW 2 23-24"ers

Talked to a few guys trolling.The guys using dark green colors got fish.We passed the info on to a couple guys.Later on in the day we ran into 1 of the guys he thanked us he was headed in with a limit.Not sure what reef he was fishing but he pointed at half moon.He said all his came from the last marker.He had to almost hit the marker with the shad he said.He held a couple up with a big smile.

Finaly i got lunch it only costed me about a grand in gas to catch my lunch he said.After we got home and i looked at my wallet i now know what he was talkin about

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minnesotatuff

great report tjm! thanks.

ive been waiting for the fall bite to start. it sounds like it has!

regards,

minnesotatuff

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Mykal

Great report tjm. Did you happen to catch the water temp?

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tjm

Mine said 66 then again it read 66 for 2 days straight.In the bays and out in deep water so not sure how acurate it was reading

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Mykal

tjm, thanks for the update.

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TRZ

Was out sat. and sun. day bite was good for pike got 2 35's one had a tag, got a small 30 inch muskie and alot of smallies. Ran into a great school of perch sun. on the sand and got a nice limit in about an hour 10-12 inchers. the night rock bite was totally dead for me both nighs, got one 24' and got 5 slots during the day 15-18 in the rocks and weeds, i guess i should have been on the south. confused.gif

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