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burntbum

Lakers on Burntside...

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I will be up the third week of September on Burntside with my Brother in law...I was up over the 4th of July week and did fairly well on Lakers...I'd like some advice on locating this time of year...My plan was to start in the basins near Waters and move shallower until I locate some fish or pods of baitfish...Thanks!!!

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Hey burntbum:

Welcome to FM. Good to see you here. Your best bet for burntside lakers in a week or two is to look for them in the same places you found them earlier this summer. If turnover has given us cool surface water by then, you may find they'll come up higher to hit a trolled bait, but they'll still be found mostly in that golden downrigger zone over 40 to 75 FOW.

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Wow thanks thats what I was hoping to find...been fishing Burntside during vacations now for 25 years but only devoting my attention to Largemouth and Crappie up in the Twins or Walleyes out on the reefs...Stop by and say hi if you see us, I have a Ranger Cherokee and we will be staying down at Tamarack with Rick and Nancy...We have a unique way of catching Crappie which has never failed us...More details to come!!!

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You may be an FM newbie, but 25 years of vacation fishing means you know a thing or two about Bside.

For your crappie how-to, I will give you a map of Burntside that is six feet long and nearly three feet tall. It's courtesy of Finns, a longtime FM member who dropped a few in my lap. You'll need a wall or a good-sized table to spread it out, but it shows countours that no other map does. When you get closer to your trip, shoot me an e-mail.

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Hey that sounds great...I've seen those maps hanging at bait shops...I created my own detailed gps map to use on my Garmin and though it has a lot of detail on depth and such I am always finding more to add to it...I have a spot in my office to hang that map at home...

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Good to see you on FM Burntbum. Steve is a local and has a vast knowledge of the lake you speak of. You're in good company. BC

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Thank you...Always great to meet the locals up there...

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Hold off one forking over the map for the Crappie locations and methods Steve. I have never seen any Crappie from Burntside (unless within a half mile or so of Dead River) He did mention Twin Lakes, which will give you some Crappies, and would be worthy of the map:)

Temps in Burntside are dropping, mostly on the surface, but still about 66 degrees from 14-27 feet, as of two days ago, and the water is getting clearer. Hopefully that will get the Walleyes biting, still down at 20-26 feet along with Bass and large schools of Suckers.

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No worries, Jim. I assumed the crappie knowledge was off Twin, not Bside. Either way, the maps were meant for distribution. grin.gif

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Yes the Crappies are on the Twins...Have caught them at the mouth of the Dead River, but that was many years ago in the spring...Also caught some small ones down around the hook at the east end...there is a weed bed back in there...During the trip in July was watching a Heron on the Dead River grab the biggest Bluegill I had ever seen...

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I have caught really nice 'gills drifting a crawler for 'eyes in September off the western shore of Long Island, too.

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If you feel the info is inadequate or whatever I won't hold you to the map...It's interesting though we see the same people each year complaining about the crappie not biting and we have done extremely well...Thank you for the temperature update...

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The map is not really in exchange for the info. They were given to me so I would share them. So I do, whenever someone comes along with a true interest in Burntside. grin.gif

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I was staying at Tamarack Resort as I have since Moat's closed and Rick the owner told me about all the crappie the guests have been catching off his dock...I guess there is some brush down there to hold them...I didn't catch any off the dock but had fair success this last week considering the weather up on the Twins...

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What are you guys talking about? There ain't no dang crappies in Twin.

Actually Burntbum, I head up for a week on BSide every mid September at my Buddy's cabin and I'm pretty sure I talked to you up on Twin last year. We were in a 14ft Lund and the guy driving the boat (and our host at the lake) looked like the Iron Range's edition of Fabio. cool.gif

We're a week behind schedule this year due to one of our crew insisting he goes to Fenway Park to watch Santana pitch against the Sox this past weekend. Imagine the gall. We will be up there later this week.

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We may have talked last year...Got back last Friday from fishing there...Sure was a tough week to scratch a few fish out of the Bside and the Twins...You guys also have a white Starcraft???

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