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Kickin Bass

Where to go if walking?

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Kickin Bass

What bays would have some decent spots if I were walking out from somewhere? Not looking for actual spots, just maybe which resort to go from or public access so that I am not putting in more than a mile on foot?

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gopher_nation

I fished just outside of Isle Bay on Sat. and there were houses within a mile of shore. I saw people walking out from the state park and it looked like a heck of a chore. With the slush on the lake you are in for a workout. Take a look at a good map and find out what access has the closest depth of water you're looking for. I just rather pay the ten dollars to drive out on good roads and skip the slush.

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troutmadness

Walked out of northstar on Sunday in wigwam bay, they have a plowed road but its pretty short. we veered off it onto some 4 wheeler trails towards shermans. Pretty good walking all in all. we went about a mile and a half or 2 miles out. till we found some good structure.

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Kickin Bass

I am just a little nervous driving anywhere yet this year. Are there any bays with good fishing or do you kind of have to get out to the main lake?

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troutmadness

we were just out of wigwam bay by the point and got 4 walleyes and some nice jumbos. I'd say it was worth the long walk.

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Kickin Bass

where is wigwam located?

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Kyle Sandberg

I walked out of the Garrison public access to Three Mile Reef. I wouldn't recomend that to anyone unless their a marathon runner. Thankfully I got a lift from a couple guys.

I would say the flats seem to be the spot to fish tho.

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me2

dont go to agate, fishing was slow there, but not a bad walk.

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troutmadness

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where is wigwam located?


West side of lake south of garrison on 169.

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GoggleEye

First of all, Kdawg you are nuts!! That is a hike! If I were walking, I would fish Rocky Reef or the deep water areas around Malone Island just out of Cove Bay. You can access it from Father Hennepin State Park or you can pay the ten dollars and walk out of Hunter Winfields and walk on a nice plowed road.

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Stradic

At least Kdawg got a lift part ways out. Even if you went out of Hunter's I'm sure someone passing by might let you hop on for a ride at least a little ways out.

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Kyle Sandberg

I don't like to call myself nuts. I prefer the term "Dedicated to the sport". grin.gif

I didn't mind the walk really. It seemed to get me in better shape for more pulling. grin.gif

The ride did help tho.

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GoggleEye

I hear ya. I did a few treacherous walks this year to get myself ready for the season, but I really don't want to do anymore again. I thought my heart was going to explode one day coming back and there was nobody in sight to give me a ride or help out. I thought I was never going to get back to my truck that night!! Dedication to the sport is what keeps you going though....and occassionally puts some nice fish in your hands!

GoggleEye

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