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I hit the river today. Got out about 1:30 or so. Trolled deep R.R's in the channel below Oliver. Went about 1/2 hour with nothing then hit a fat 22"er and shortly after a nice 18"er. Both were on a green back pearl belly R.R.

About 45 minutes later something nailed my rod and ripped off about 60' of line! After a lengthy battle I had a nice 45" Muskie to the boat where I released her boatside. Man was that fun.

No Crappies and a few smallies and rockies. All in all it was a nice night to be on the river.

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LoonASea

Thats what I get for not taking the afternoon off and jumping in the boat with Ya..... aaahhhh Maybe another time You still thinking about fishing Island Lake tomorrow??

Randoid

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Northlander

Looks like me BD110 and poutslayer will be on Fish Lake. Call me about noon and Ill let ya know what were doing. We will be out about 10am.

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Wade Joseph

Man....if it wasn;t for work I could get SOOOOO much more fishing done.

Maybe I hot the powerball lastnight.

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I hit the river today. Got out about 1:30 or so. Trolled deep R.R's in the channel below Oliver. Went about 1/2 hour with nothing then hit a fat 22"er and shortly after a nice 18"er.


Walleyes?

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musky hunter

Nice batch of fish Steve. That's the kind of day you'd like to have every day. This is the time of year to catch a muskie. The bass have been going all year long but I found last Saturday a little slow.

But here is my question: is anyone finding success on bass, walleye or muskie downstream of the Bong Bridge?

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pastfan

Went out sunday for a bit and fished just below the bong (just below the wingdam / wood pylons) with some success on the smallies, nothing worth mentioning though. Got sick of fighting the wind and headed back up by boy scout and glad i did- not because of quantity but quality- stayed up there for about 45 min and got two 4# smallies:)

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Northlander

Longrifle yes the 22 and 18 were eyes. Suspended in the deeper waters below the Oliver Bridge.

The ski came up close on a deep weed edge. All on that Green/Pearl R.R. 2.5 mph.

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Northlander

Hit the river about 5pm tonight. I wound up 4 for 5 on eyes. No size, biggest was 17". Bite was still on a RR in Green/pearl back about 120' in about 22-27' of water. I did have something big on that was feeling like a nice eye but it shook off about 45' behind the boat.

Island Lake tomorrow.

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musky hunter

Nice to see you last night Steve. Things surely seems to be going into a fall mode. I believe the bass migrate downstream into wintering areas and this may starting to happen. Wish I knew where they went. Water is starting to turn over, measured 59 degrees yesterday. Didn't find a great bass bite last night, but those that did hit slammed it, used salt tubes.

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