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Doop

any tip uppers?

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Hey guys,

How has the action been so far in March?

Has anyone fished by Morris Point/Bostic Creek area? What about Warroad or Springsteel?

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I was wondering the same thing too, I'm heading up on the 24th most likely out from springsteel. If no one chimes in sooner than that I'll let you know how I did HA HA.

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Ran into a friend in the baitshop Saturday morning and he tells me he's been doing fairly well so far around the Swift ditch and Warroad areas.

I'm ready to do the tip-up thing but most of my fishing buds are all Walleye snobs!!! That and I'm still after that elusive 15 inch Perch, a tough nut to crack but I've been close!

fiskyknut

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I'm coming up this weekend for northerns,out from warroad.I was wondering if the dredging will affect the access,anybody know?

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Thanks guys for adding....report back and let us know how yall do!

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Dredging is starting today, and according to the Corps of Eng. it will not interfere with the public access. On the other side of the coin, I also heard they were going to dredge almost all the way to the blinker, so a person might have to go a half mile or so out of the way to get to Swift. I'll check it out this weekend, and let ya know what's happening.

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Any way to get on the lake at swift? I know I've gone that route in the past.

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Is there any slush on the lack and/or should a guy bring rubber boats??? We're heading up Thursday to Warroad.

-MR

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My brother and girlfriend just came back from nothern fishing out of warroad.Tuesday they caught 11,and had alot of flags they missed, fish would real out line and drop it.Only 1 fish under the slot with the biggest 40 in. Lots in the 36 37 range. Wednesday only caught 5 all in slot.He said the ice was really sloppy Tuesday but firmed up overnight and never warmed up enough to make a mess Wednesday,Overall good fishing for only 4 lines down. I'll be heading up Sat. morn. to show him how it's done grin.gif I'll give my report when I get back Good luck to all.

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HOLY CRAP big stump. Were they out deep or shallow? Hate to pry such confidential info out of you but man that sounded like a heck of a day for 4 tipups. WE got 5 or 6 people up Next weekend. UP the odds a little. THanks for the report.

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They were shallow, 6-8ft w/ice. Ya, better than they expected too,he's in S. Dak. now snow carp hunting,but he wishes he could have postponed that to come back up this weekend,with us.

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Carp Hunting?

You mean bowfishing? They still have ice don't they?

I have never fished Warroad....I know it's a big expanse of an area...do yall just kinda pick a spot in 6-8 or what are you looking for?

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No Snow Goose Hunting, ya know flying rats.

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LOL...I got ya. grin.gif

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I thought you were going to say coyotes were the same as "snow carp" grin.gifcyac

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How did you guys do over the weekend?

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There were 3 of us this weekend fishing was ok.39in was the biggest one couple of 36in and a 38in and a few in the lower part of the slot.We caught alot of smaller fish this time for some reason some even to small to keep. We'll be back up thur.fri. hopefully for a 40+ overall a fun weekend sat. was the calmest day I've ever seen up there.Sunday was sure a windy pig though,but still fun.

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Using ciscos?

What part of the lake were you fishin?

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Anyone know where to get a bunch of ciscos, herring, or smelt anywhere from the cities up to the lake? Used to live in Bemidji and local grocery stores had whole herring that worked good. Down here in the cities neither Cub or Festival foods had anything. Thanks. Coming up this weekend.

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Bait shops up here have Herring in stock this time of year. Supermarkets in Roseau and Warroad have large whole Smelt usually.

fiskyknut

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Found some at a meat/seafood market here in the cities. I think it was a good deal too. Two pounds of frozen smelt(roughly 20 fish) for $3.59 a bag. Stocked up. Anyone ever get any fish in four mile bay where the river dumps in?

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that is a good deal!

how big are the smelt?

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Lot's of Green and Slimeys to be caught in the bay for sure, maybe not right there where the river dumps in though. Try the back end of the 'bay hole', or the shallow water just west barely off of the river channel maybe?

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Doop- the smelt are about 7 inches give or take an inch.

Fisky- Thanks for the info...it is much appriciated. Probably gonna try that one day.

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Can I get the address or phone number for the grocery store where you picked up your smelt?

Let us know how you do when you get back! laugh.gif

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