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Turnover underway. . . .

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Was out all day today on some area lakes alot were showing consistent temp's top to bottom +/- 1 degree per 30 feet. All lakes we fished displayed very poor visibility at all depths - figures this would happen the week I'm back in town - however we did manage a couple of 'eyes in 30 feet with redtails and black jigs (would've been better with something cheaper anyone know how to tie a Redtail Fly? smile.gif No wall hangers however.

Looking at the temp's for the week the turnover should be complete by next week so all of you darn locals can get out and hit it for the big hogs!!!

Good luck to anyone who's out this week.

We'll be on Pelican, Middle, Franklin, and maybe even Big C. tomorrow to soak sore wounds from today.

Stop by and say hi if your on the water. -->

Alumacraft tourney pro, 60 yam., minnkotas all the way around. and Huge freakin VHF antennae for aesthetics.

I'm thinkin I shoulda brought the fly rod back as the walleyes may not cooperate.

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ivegottabite

Please let me know what these lakes look like as I am trying to figure out where to go this weekend. Has anyone heard anything about Cotton?

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Pelican all day today. You know that feeling you get when your going to head back to the east access from the west side and you've had a so so day across all the spots that you fished for .5 hours? Yeah I got it as we were heading back to the access to head to Middle Corm. Veered of course and decided to hit another hole. We fished deep break lines and yieled a pretty good bag of eyes. You name it -wait okay up to 20" this is pelican of course- it was there and hungry. After filleting we found they were all empty (probably obvious but sometimes there's a surprise inside:) you know like the stuff in Fruit Loops.

I wouldn't say that the fall bite is on right now but it's definately coming soon. Clarity on Pelican was alright - although it was about 10x better than the lakes we fished on Mon. I think it'll turnover - this weekend. Which should make fishing pretty great next wednesday or maybe later in the week when I'm sitting in a meeting back in CO - oh well it's always a gamble. Tomorrow hmm don't know where I'll go but it'll probably be after hogs in the Park Rapids area smile.gif Good luck to anyone whose out tomorrow.

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Ditched the idea to head to Park Rapids area (was probably a bad idea) and decided to get a cabin at Mcardles Resort for Wednesday - Friday and fish on Winnie and Cass. Winnie was slow for us but there were alot of eyes' being caught in other places on the lake (definately not a deep bite lake) if you head up that way think super shallow. Decided to hit Cass this A.M. with a few eyes on the usual redtails and shiners. Anyhow if any of you guys on the DL forum are thinking bout a quick trip (if its to the Rainy just stop reading this now and get in your truck, aim north and drive like H E and a couple hockey sticks!!!) Don't rule out something to Winnie over the next couple weeks all the resorts cater to fishing so do it up and head out.

Still the last couple days of this trip have proven that the best bite is probably due this next week.

Good luck.

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fisherdog19

Addict, shoot me an email. I'd like to talk to you about that lake you emailed me about a while back.

Thanks,

Fisherdog

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