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Rum River Report

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Was out the last two afternoons with some success. River is running high and fast (for the Rum) and temps were 49 and 46 degrees respectively for the last two afternoons.

Judging by the island around the 116 bridge abutment, the water is 18" to 2' higher than normal. Large pieces of wood are making their way down river so keep an eye out when traveling.

Only way we caught fish was fishing S-L-O-W to deadstick. Caught around 8-10 fish Weds (17.5" big fish) and 2 on Thurs (19.5" BF). All artificials.

May try to give it a couple more try's in the next few days - may add live bait to the mix and see if results improve.

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Rivernut

Tom,Thanks again for the Wed. PM trip. It was fun. Anyone else gets a chance to fish w/Dazeoff, go. Really nice guy and a good stick who knows the river well. Tom, we"ll have to hit one of my 'sippi spots sometime. Until then, keep chuggin'. Mike uh, Rivernut.

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Rivernut

Was there today from 10-2. Sssslllloooooowwww. 44 degree water.

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Rivernut -

Thanks for the kind words and endorsement! Looking forward to doing the big river with you sometime!

Plans changed - might end up on the Rum again tomorrow...may go the live bait route at that temp - supposed to be really cold tonight again so my even hover down near 40 degree water....not sure I want to put my bare feet in THAT!

Daze

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Water has actually recovered by 3 degrees as of yesterday afternoon. Fishing was a bit better as well. Water clarity is improved over last week.

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Rivernut

Hit the big river yesterday pm, from 400-615? Caught lot's of smallies all on most on the small side, but fun just the same. Cat's and 'eye's were also in the mix. Oh how I love that river!

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tigerbalm2424

Just wondering what you guys are using for eye's on the rum?

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Burnham

i havent have much luck lately with walleyes, but usually i just use a 1/4 ounce jig with a 3 inch yellow curly tail. in the past couple of weeks ive been having lots of luck with smallmouths on mepps black fury #2-4, including a 20 inch 5 lber..the others are usually 16-18 inches and around 3 lbs.

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