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FishBrawler

Camped on Big Lake Sept. 29 - Oct. 2. Campsite was great except the surrounding area was too shallow to fish. Caught only four walleyes ranging from 12 - 16 inches in 17-18 feet of water, on orange jigs and minnows in the evening. Day bite was uneventful except for a large northern smacking and missing a spoon. No Smallmouth. The water temp was 54 degress. Marked a fair number of fish but could not get them to bite. When they did bite it was quite aggressive. Could the lake have just turned over? Also, one of our boats failed to start - never had a problem previously but I suppose the 12 year boat was due. The other boat became crowded with four guys and a dog, but we managed.

At least we had good food, friends, and weather. Even got a grouse near the Echo trail on the way back. Beautiful lake and I would go again - the fishing can only get better! smirk.gif

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Northlander

Brawler lots of the lakes are turning over with some already done up that way.

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Surface Tension

FishBrawler, thanks for the report.

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wannabeinely

FishBrawler: thanks for the report. It is a beautiful lake and my wife and I still look forward to giving Big Lake a shot on Friday.

Do you mind sharing what flavor minnows you used?

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wannabeinely

Spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon on Fri.

Oct. 6 on Big Lake. No fish, but still had a great time. It was very windy and my 14 ft puddle jumper was thrown around pretty good at times. Spent the rest of the weekend enjoying the Ely area driving around, hiking, and taking pictures. Can't wait to get back to God's country again. grin.gif

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monstermoose78

Should have been hunting grouse around that area in the week i was up there i did very well. Watched a little guy get grouse near ed shave lake that was cool.

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wannabeinely

Tell me about it monstermoose. I think I saw more grouse this weekend than the rest of my life put together. It was a romantic getaway weekend with my wife so there was no hunting for me. I've only grouse hunted a few times and still have not gotten one. Of course I had numerous grouse standing 10 yards away from me when I was only armed with a camera. Hope to get up there again this fall to grouse hunt. grin.gif

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