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Pigashalaka

Fishing Canadian Side This Weekend

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Coming up to fish Red Gut Area for crappies. Favorite time of year to go to Rainy Lake. Coming up next two weekends. Wondering if anyone has been out for them recently or any updates for the slabbers. I got spots to share, if anyone wants to do a little trading of locations. Fishmeister, will you be working on Saturday morning? Might stop in for eats and for some crappies ideas. Thanks....Never fished Northwest bay, but might be interested if someone has some info for me. Thanks!!!!!!

Luke

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Pigashalaka:

Fished Northwest Bay last weekend and did well for crappies. Had to sort through alot of small ones but the nice eaters were mixed in. The fish seemed scattered in small (5 - 10 fish) groups and watching the locator and vertical fishing the small groups worked well. Fish were suspended 20 to 25 feet down over 36 feet of water.

Good luck!

Jeff

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Thanks for the info. How do you get to NW bay? Where is the landing. Is the landing on Birch Point? Where do you turn? What road is it? I am going to fish Red Gut one day, then fish NW bay the other day for crappies and walleyes. Please advise. Thanks a ton.

pig

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Pigashalaka:

To get to Northwest Bay take 11/71 west out of Fort Francis until you meet 613 in Devlin. Take that north about 20 minutes to LaBelle's Birch Point Camp. He has a landing and a place to park. I believe that he charges about $7.00 per day. From LaBelle's landing to where people fish Crappies is about 7 miles by water. I will be in that area the weekend of the 20th to fish crappies. If you see a Black ranger with silver stripes stop by.

Here is a map and directions to LaBelle's.

http://www.labellescamp.com/location.html

Jeff

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HI LUKE, YOU SOUND LIKE A GOOD FISHERMAN. I WAS UP THERE LAST WEEKEND AND THEY WERE HITTING ON SMALL PINK SKIRTS TIPPED WITH SUCKER GUTS UP IN THE CROW ROCK AREA. WE ALSO DID WELL IN THE BOG BUT HAD TO DRAG A BOAT WITH A HORSIE.

-WOODY WUDNICH

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Jeff---

Thanks for the info. I think I figured out on the map where people fish. Has anyone ever caught crappies off of Galbraith Point? That looks logical to me. There is also another deep swath of water between shelter islands and Turkey island. Anyone tried that ever? Tight lines, hopefully the snow will stay away for a little while. I will be there on sunday with bells on in a gray alumacraft tournament pro, with a 75 honda. If someone sees me lost, just point me to a bar. Might be up the next weekend, if so, I will look for you Jeff....I'll post results..

Pig

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PIG, THERE IS A NICE BAR IN FORTFRANCIS CALLED THE WARP 9 AND IT IS SURE TO PLEASE ALL YOUR PLEASURES. I HAVE GOTTEN SOME VALUABLE INFORMATION IN THE ESTABLISHMENT. IF YOU HAVE TIME, FISH FOR CRAPPIES IN FRONT OF WOODY'S, STOP IN, HE KNOWS EVERYTHING WHEN IT COMES TO RAINY LAKE AND IT'S CHEAP.

-TUNDRA

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Crappie fishin has slowed a bit in the red gut area. Too many changes in the weather and has kind of shut them off for a bit. Right now it is snowing and BLOWING pretty good. I see ICE in the very near future!

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Pig:

Looks like you got 'er licked...May I suggest some late fall muskie fishing? With the weather pattern we recently had should have a chance at hookin' one of 'em. Hope you catch some fish!! P.S. How did the last trip go when you brought the woman? Any luck??? Please give a report, since I too, plan to go next weekend and it sounds like we are looking in the same locations for the same fish.

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Fisherchick---

Nice to hear from you. Did I see you up on Rainy in August? I was there, I think you were too, the same time. I ended up bringing up my buddy Tom instead of my woman that trip. We did manage to have quite the time chewing gum and drinking beer while fishing. Caught on bunch down by Enzios Reef and also managed to set sail with Capt Morgan at Kettle Falls. Wannna just come with me saturday? I am sure my girlfriend wont mind one bit. Dogs will be there too. Let me know.

Pig

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Piglet:

Very funny! Yes, you may have seem me on Rainy in August. I was there with my friend Lucy. We did okay, nothing hot and heavy. We graphed a lot of arcs, but worked hard to interest the fish. It sounds tempting to join you on Saturday. Enough room for all of us?? What about my dog?

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Pig:

Looking for an update? How was the weather, fishing & the Viking???

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Fisherchick--

Went up to NW bay, fished for crappies one last time. It is just such a good time up there, cant seem to stay away. Did well, took home a decent amount of fish. Also, a nice slime rocket (northern) was landed. The Viking was fun, on Friday night and was also fun again on sunday evening. I liked it better on Sunday evening. Keep in touch, fisherchick, maybe our paths will cross this winter on the ice. You ice fish? I'd jig up a few with you.

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