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Rainy Lake Question

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npsmokefan

Planning our fall trip to rainy and this year we a planning on going later in Oct. My question is when do they normal remove the navigational marker. Usually its not an issue since we always went up in early Oct., but I have to work it into my work schedule and this year it looks we would be going around the Oct. 27th.

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fishmeister_86

HI NPS.,

WELCOME TO FISHING MN...THE RAINY LAKE SITE. I'M GUESSING THE MARKERS WILL BE PULLED BY THEN. THE LATER THEY WAIT, THE WORSE THE WEATHER GETS & CLOSER WE ARE TO ICE.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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It looks like our plans have changed. Now we are planning on coming Oct. 12th thru 15th. Will any of the bait shops have rainbows this time of year. Last year we came up in Oct. there were no rainbows. We always seem to do better with rainbow than fatheads. Any fishing reports for the east end. We usually camp down there and fish the reefs in that area for walleyes. Any infor is much appreciated!

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ShoepacSally

Stop @ Cold Springs. They will have them.

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fishmeister_86

HI,

THE BAIT SHOPS IN THE FALLS HAVE THEM. SHINNERS HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY WELL ALSO.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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CaptJohnWI

The marker on the Canadian side of Sand Bay south of the railroad bridges is gone tongue.gif. There is a big reef there so be careful.

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