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How will this cold....

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Affect the walleye fishing in the River? I am heading up next weekend(OCT 20). I plan on bringing plenty of gold and gumball jigs with stinger hooks and shiners. How would cut frozen smelt or shiners work? any tips on what depth. I will be at River bend resort. My kids are very excited.

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Oh, and what size jigs are recommended?

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This cold snap should be good for the fishing once the weather stabilizes. Really don't wanna see the barometer jumping up and down bigtime though. There was a major school of eatin size fish on the lake side of Pine, anywheres from 16 to 20 or so fow. Monday I was anchored in the bay for awhile with nothing to show for an hour or so of jiggin besides 1 Jackfish. We went upstream just into the river and threw the hook in 17fow, last half hour of daylight saw 3 nice eaters and a 25 incher come to the net. Current has been slow and I've had a 1/4 ouncer tied on so far all fall.

Mass quantities of bait balloons moving upriver Monday thats for sure.

Ballards most recent report told of a 32 incher caught out in the gap earlier this week.

Hope your kids outfish ya!!!

fiskyknut

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Hope your kids outfish ya!!!

fiskyknut


they always do. What are bait balloons? Is there dock fishing opportunities at the resorts?

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Bait balloons??....Very large schools of baitfish which fill your gragh!...Bigger than a baitball!!!

There are about a mile of docks along the US side of the river. No problem to fish the ones your resort ownes, and most others should'nt give you a hard time.

You can fish a sliprig on the bottom with a minnow for whatever bites...Walleye, Crappie, Pike, Smallmouth, Sturgeonfish, Bullhead, or use a twistertail and just kinda hop it along and amungst the docks....Probably catch alot of Jacks which would keep the kids happy I'd reckon.

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