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irishwalleye

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irishwalleye

anyone know if there is going to be a reasonable way to get onto North Long for the opener... awfully shallow last year to the point where I could drive the truck into the lake and turn around in the lake to get the boat loaded.

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Sportland_Bait

The Merrifield access is in decent shape. It should be good to go for opener.

Jason Erlandson

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DUCKJ

The merrifield landing is the deapestpublic landing on the lake that I know of. Getting into the main lake shouldnt be a problem but getting into the 371 bay mite. The channel is very very shallow so be carefull. Dad lives on the 371 bay and its a good 2 ft low witch meens not much water in the channel.

Good luck

Duck

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Hopper

You dont need a boat. I have seen guys who just put a couch in the back of their trucks and drive around in the shallows, pull long line cranks laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

Anyways, i like the Merifield access the best.

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jerk bait

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The merrifield landing is the deapestpublic landing on the lake that I know of. Getting into the main lake shouldnt be a problem but getting into the 371 bay mite. The channel is very very shallow so be carefull. Dad lives on the 371 bay and its a good 2 ft low witch meens not much water in the channel.

Good luck

Duck


The North Long Lake assn has put a series of bouys through the 371 narrows. I am assuming to force boats to use the same area and "wash out" a lane. If you trim up the motor and let it buck you will be fine. I ran my 21' Ranger through there the other day and had no problem.

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DUCKJ

Thanks Jerkbait, Didnt know they did that.

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JP Z

Duck,

What's a Weagle? A Weiner Dog Beagle mix???

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DUCKJ

A Weagle is a top water bait for muskies that my buddie makes, or made till he sold the company. Very big piece of wood that goes side to side. LOL

Started out when we were in KY for a tourny. Went into a bar and some of the people looked like "uprite walking bullheads", Hens the "Wabull" (walking bullhead-jerk bait). Then he made the top water, Weagles wabulls but they wont fall down. Kinda stupid but kinda funny.

Duck

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irishwalleye

IVE BEEN FISHING NORTH LONG FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS BUT NEVER FOR OPENER...

IS THERE A LOT OF TRAFFIC TO BE CONCERED WITH ON THE LAKE

AND ARE THERE ANY FISH IN THE MERRIFIELD BAY

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SALMON

alot of traffic and no fish.

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deerwoody

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alot of traffic and no fish.


You must do the opener there blush.gifgrin.gif

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SALMON

USED TO, BUT NOT ANYMORE!!!!!

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jerk bait

Bad landings and no fish. Go to Gull.

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burl

Used the access at 371,it was shallow but still worked.Need ed to pull the boat off the trailer and then pull the truck out.The area directly behind the wash out is to shallow make a hard right and follow the shorline then out.If the lake drops any lower will have to use merifield.Had one of the better opener in years,fish were already on early summer spots.Was a challenge to fish on Sunday morning with the wind but well worth it.Burl.

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