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What's the good word in the Red Wing area? Are they catching any eyes or sauger by the dam or wing dams? I would geuss jiggin is the key now? Heading down on Sat. the 28th. for the last time out this year on the boat. Good luck. J.P.

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Last Thursday the sauger were hitting pretty well. I got mine on hair with meat, but I saw guys doing quite well on plastic as well. Blades were working for others. Guys are saying they are not suicidal yet, but the bite was pretty good.

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The bite at Red Wing is great from what I have heard. I have yet to try it though.

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Thanks guys keep the info comming and I'll post some good results hopefully. Good Luck J.P.

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Judging from the guys in the fish cleaning shack & the pails of entrails at Everts, the sauger fishing is pretty darn good down there right now. I was actually down there last night but we were targeting channel cats, and accidentally catching mud puppies. Weird!

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Got on the water at about 11 am. on Sat. and headed up to the dam to rub paint with all the boats. My brother-in-law got a nice 16" sauger right away then nothing for a couple hours. Saw quite a few fish being caught then it slowed down. So we moved away from the crowd and marked fish in 17 feet of water. The key was not to move at all and get vertical. Pink or Chartruse hair jigs in 15-25 feet of water. We got into a few more and boated about 10 saugers and a couple eyes with 1 eye 18" and 1 sauger 20". Kept 7 for the table between 16-20". Not a bad day on the river.

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When you guys are using hair, what size are you using to keep it vertical? 1/4, 3/8???

Cbreeze

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The wind was blowing down stream on Saturday. It took a 3/8 after sun up to stay vertical. If you had the anchor down (Which 37 people did) a 1/4 would do the trick. The fish were sitting in 3 spots on Saturday. You had to be willing to run paint in order to get at them. It was an ok bite but sure not what we are used to this time of year.

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    • fins_n'_feathers

      Posted

      any  reports from today? we pounded through the washing machine waves all day and got nothing! Lead core,jigging, spinners haha! Ended up getting all our keepers within a mile of home when it was all over! Who else was out there? Am I the only one that did poor today?

    • proguide

      Posted

      Cool nights and only a few warming hours each day have water temps coming down into the 50s this week.  This is actually pretty normal for the last week of September so there is nothing to odd here. 
       
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      Sucker seems to be the bait of choice right now.  Frogs just have not been getting any attention.

    • leech~~

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      26 minutes ago, DANR said:

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    • FishinCT

      Posted

      They were really slow today. I fished hard all day and didn't manage much. Went over tons of fish and they weren't active at all. Should get better as the weekend gets closer...I hope

    • gizmoguy

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      Go with steel. Contact Isle supply.

    • From the fall Pelican Lakes Association newsletter - DNR Fisheries Update:

      You may have heard about the 454 adult cormorantsthat were removed from Gooseberrry Island this May by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Unit under a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  DNR staff looked at the stomach contents of 30 birds. Eleven of those birds had stomach contents including: 38 perch (mostly 4- inchers), 7 spot-tail shiners, 7 bluegills, 6 crappies, 1 rock bass, 1 pike, and zero walleyes. 

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  • Posts

    • fins_n'_feathers
      any  reports from today? we pounded through the washing machine waves all day and got nothing! Lead core,jigging, spinners haha! Ended up getting all our keepers within a mile of home when it was all over! Who else was out there? Am I the only one that did poor today?
    • proguide
      Cool nights and only a few warming hours each day have water temps coming down into the 50s this week.  This is actually pretty normal for the last week of September so there is nothing to odd here. 
        The catfish have slowed down over the past few days with this cool off.  They are still around to catch.  They are hanging near structure, usually on the drop off to the channel right next to it.  They are also on the softer side of the current in holes.  It seems that longer sit times are in order this week to allow the fish to come out, find and decide to eat the bait.
        Sucker seems to be the bait of choice right now.  Frogs just have not been getting any attention.
    • leech~~
      Thanks for the Update.  Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring!
    • FishinCT
      They were really slow today. I fished hard all day and didn't manage much. Went over tons of fish and they weren't active at all. Should get better as the weekend gets closer...I hope
    • gizmoguy
      Go with steel. Contact Isle supply.