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Boar

Fronier Report

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Boar

Just got back from frontier landing, not as exciting as Royal report but had fish. Fri. night proved just enough to keep me interested. Some nice eating fish in the 13-15 inch range and hit a 25". We kept 10 fish. Sat morning was another slow morning with five fish being kept in the 15 to 18" slot with alot of misses. Nappie time out to the new Pub. Landing in Baudette, 1 hr 1 fish back to frontier by 4 for the evening bite. They started about 5 an bit till about 8. Kept nine to eat in the 16" range an released a 27 1/2" that went 8 1/2 and a 25 that went 6 1/2" Sun. morning kept anther nine but pushing closer to 18 and 19" Pink an pink an white were main stay colors gold would produce but pink as dominate. I shoulda stoped into say hi to the dutchman sounds like ya had good numbers an good quality too. Looks like the run is gotten good an going. Frontier should be hot by 1st Weekend of Nov. I'll be thinking of you deer hunters as my arms will be tired of of all that weight. Later boar

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Northlander

Thanks for the report Boar. Loonasea and I will be at the Dutchman Friday night. Probably put in at Vidas or Frontier. Keep us informed because Im living threw you guys up there til early Friday morning.

If ya see a Lund 1700 Explorer with a 115 Yamaha 4 stroke give a holler.

Did you use shiners or did ya try some Rainbows?

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Deadwood

Three of us fished the Frontier area this past weekend. Diddo what was said before with just enough action to keep someone interested. Saturday we fished from 7:20-Noon and had two fish - and that was more than the boats around us confused.gif By mid-afternoon the bite picked up dramatically and many 'doubles' were being caught. The same can be said for the other boats around the area, slow a.m. better afternoon. We caught somewhere between 110-125 walleyes for the weekend, biggest was 22 1/2" and the smallest was not much bigger than the shiners we were using. Extremely light biting fish, had just as much success with a stinger hook vs. no stinger hook, as well as, long shank hook vs. short shank. Gold was the color of choice from the fish below our boat. Good luck to everyone venturing out, sure wish I could spend a couple more weeks fishing the river smirk.gif

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Boar

Now that I'm not so tired an can recall some details, nearly all of the fish I caiught were by leaving the jig stationary on the bottom, keeping just enough tension on the line to were it would just about drag on the bottom but not. I felt every hit that way an set imedeatly. Every fish I missed was on the lift of the jig an then it was too late or I'd get lucky an lip'em with the stinger. Next weekend I'll concentrate a little less aggressive jigging an leave it on the bottom longer. It seemed just a matter of time before a fish picked it up an our two largest fish 25" an 27 1/2, came from resting it on the bottom. Later boar

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Northlander

Has anyone just anchored and used a lindy type rig. Sounds like fish are very finicky lately. I have had good luck with this or a spin n glow set up when fish get finicky.

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Boar

I always anchor on structure an let pods of fish come to me, I have used the foam walker with a 12" snell with a small hook an a small spinner about the size of pencil eraser with very good luck. Sometimes they like it sometimes they dont, but jigging always seems to produce more. In Nov. I'll be prepaired for that set up to use when the afternoon lull hits. Later boar

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Northlander

Boar are you going to be on the RR this weekend? I will be at the Dutchman Fri/Sat. Maybe we can touch base if your up there? My e-mail is below.

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Nodak7mm

Norhtlander,

Funny you mention that, Boar and I were talking earlier today about potential tactics and if they are as "finicky" as Boar says they are, I am gonna whip a couple of adjustable single bead rigs to lindy rig just like you mentioned. Man I saw some perfect "baby" sized spin and glows at Fleet Farm I'm gonna grab now that you mention those. Boar & I are going well armed, open minded and prepared to try what it takes. Tween the two of us, it will be a blast and I am positive we'll come cobble up a winning combo.

But who knows, bragging rights are at stake as we are now tied for personal best. I can easily picture the two of us out there trying to hide (tactics) from each other like two little kids trying to hide their halloween candy. But of course me being the oldest, I'll win by default??? grin.gif

Regardless, we're both working ourselves up to a frenzy for next week when we hit the water and a good time will be had.... cool.gif

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Deadwood

I just want to comment on Boars statement about letting the jig sit on the bottom (or near) and having the fish pick it up. Most of our fish were caught when the rods were sitting in the rod holders 'stationary' - more jigging equaled less bites/fish.

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Zaraspooks

Deadwood -

I guess its tough to hold a rod and a horn at the same time.

Our report is similar to the reports above. 3 guys fished Saturday, Sunday, and a couple hours on Monday. Saturday caught 51 out from the Rapid River near Vidas using gold jigs. Our biggest fish was 23". We also struggled with only 3 fish by 1PM but they turned on in the afternoon. On Sunday, we tried by the Gap without much luck so back down to Vidas we went. Ended up with another 39 that day. Nothing big but did get a 38" sturgeon. Monday, woke up to about 2" of fresh snow. Tried the Gap again but left quickly to head back to the river. Only ened up with 4 that morning. Talked to a couple guys at the ramp and they said it was slower also. They did say they had fished up by the church and got a 28" and 29 1/2" on Sunday.

As always, a great fall trip to the river.

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Northlander

Sounds like the fishing picks up as the water warms up daily? Anyone fishing out of Birchdale at all?

What is the water temp?

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Zaraspooks

Northlander -

Never made it down that far to Birchdale. As for water temps, between 41 - 42 degrees.

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Northlander

Anyone try any plastics? Temps are good for it but sluggish fish are usually live bait fish.

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Boar

Northlander, I'm gonna be on the Rainy Nov. 2-3-4-5 out of Frontier, Black Suburbon an white camper with gold stipe in the middle if youre around it'd be great to swap tactics an ideas with ya. This coming weekend my signifiCANT other works an the kiddies an I are on house patrol. Next year one of 'em is coming with freeze or no freeze. Llater Boar

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Northlander

Headed up early tomorrow am. Cant wait, Im pumped. Hope the fat ones are biting. Anyone been out the past couple days?

Royal Dutchman whats the word?

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Deadwood

Northlander--

I took along enough plastic to melt them down and make a tire. I did try plastic (powerbait and gulp) Friday a.m. for several hours (white, orange, chartruese, etc) and had one bite. With the lighter biting fish last weekend having "less" was more productive for us.

Zaraspooks- tough to hold on to much else when drinking a horn - it requires 2 hands grin.gif

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Northlander

Thats what I figured but it may be a shot when the hands get cold.

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drowningwormstoo

Hello,

My fishing buddy and I are coming up the first weekend in November and were curious if we have a shot at some fish? We will be staying at the family cabin on the "Winter Road River" which dumps into the Rainy near the GAP. He thinks we should be able to catch fish around the Baudette area, but all the reports I read are about the Fronier, Clemsont, etc. Can we catch walleyes up near the GAP in November or do we need to search other locations? Don't expect much, just a simple yes or no would be great!

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Northlander

I would fish the river. Guys closer to that area will tel ya better than me though.

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anynall

heading up to river early saturday morning... was wondering if rainbows can b found up there, where? or shud we pik them up here in st cloud??? also, shiners?? we plan on eating breakfast at ranch house and then to river around 6 or so.. planning on hitting rapid river area and sum other spots my buddy told us about.. 3 guys ina tan alaskan lund... thats us...

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jigguy

Last weekend when I was there, we picked up the best bait at the Lucky bait shop just east of Baudette. He had a heck of nice supply of both large shiners and rainbows. The only problem is he didn't have the coffee pot turned on. grin.gif If I were to go this weekend, I would be going to the Frontier area and could always boat down to Birchdale if needed. Good luck to all going out this weekend.

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