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deerdragger

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Spent the day on the Rainy yesterday - had a BLAST. Echoing other posts on this site, the bite is on. My buddy and I landed over 60 fish. While most of our fish came on jig/rainbows, we landed our biggest fish pulling cranks. After drifting and jigging our way down through a few holes, we'd grab the crankin' rods and troll our way back upstream for our next drift. What really suprised us was that we were the only boat we saw all day trying raps.

Even with some pretty heavy congestion around the popular spots, the drift is so slow and predictable that a guy can very easily navigate a straight line through while running cranks.

Just a thought. It may not be the best way to put dozens upon dozens of 15-17 inchers in the boat, but it may be one of your best bets on landing some photo fish. It was for us yesterday.

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what was your crank of choice for this years depths, if I might ask?

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any gps coordinates?, what cranks?, what color?, what time of day?, upstream or down?, moon phase?, speed?, ................you know what.....i'll be up there all weekend, would you mind just catching them for me, i'll get a few photo's and then you can put them back.

thanks, jim dandy smirk.gif

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get a life blacksheep.....is he giving away your "secrets"??? Relax once in your life!!!! All you do is complain and start controversy..........Lighten up!!!

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blacksheep you may be joking around but last time I checked this is a forum to share fishing info. The spring rainy run is not a safe gaurded secret. It usually doesnt take long to find something they will bite on. Since nearly all the fish people catch on the river this time of year need to go back, whats the harm in a question like gorilla asked. This would be different if we were talking about a small lake. Keep in mind, there are some people willing to share info.

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Oh go easy on blacksheep guys, he's probably one of those coke-bottle glasses wearing, pimply faced, 112 pound, computer tough guys that I(or someone else) may have shoved into a locker upside down one day after football practice "back in the day." grin.gif

I'm fresh off a good easter sermon at out church and am just letting the nerd's banter not get to me...

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he is actually about 6'+ and probably around 250lbs.........he is a good guy but is opinionated and stubborn.....he just doesn't like specific info to be spread on the net......can understand but that is what the net is for!!!! Good Luck on the river!!!!!

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so your saying I've only got him beat by about a hundred pounds, then...

I definately understand opinionated, just ask my friends. grin.gif

I'm hear to increase my knowledge and make myself a better angler. I hope for his sake, no one else find out about his secret spot up at the border...

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"he is actually about 6'+ and probably around 250lbs.........he is a good guy but is opinionated and stubborn.....he just doesn't like specific info to be spread on the net......can understand but that is what the net is for!!!! Good Luck on the river!!!!!"

If blacksheep is so opinionated and dont like spreading info on the net whats he doing being on the net!!!!!! Just plain selfish.

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Wow, this tread stirred up more mud than the Little Fork this year...I generally hold specifics a little closer, but - like others have pointed out - it isn't like we're talking about a secret spot here. And, the big girls are ALL going back in the drink, so what do I care if somebody else catches them?

Our best crank was a rather obscure Frenzy chart./white. It looks like about a #9 shadrap. My partner had one and did very well with it. I "washed the box" trying every rap I had (or so it seemed) and wasn't able to match his action.

We only trolled into the current - that's the only way I've ever caught 'eyes up there with cranks. It can be hard to get them to run true if you troll with the current.

Best of luck to all of you planning a last minute run up there.

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We actually thought the same thing ... why don't more guys drag cranks like us? Mixing it up a little bit further, we use 1 1/2 - 2 oz. bottom bouncers with about a 4-5' leader and shallow cranks like J9's or Thundersticks. Keep your leader short or it's tough to get 'em in, and tougher yet to stash the baitcaster and grab jigging gear without a tangled mess. Best color for us was a J9 Rapala in "Hotsteel".

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