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glenn57

new fishing reports ?

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glenn57

any good news on fishing success? interested in lakes like winnie, cutfoot, bowstring. any info would be helpful.

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Gary Crichton

Hello, was up there this weekend. Kinda chilly and very windy on Saturday. Had to set the house up so we only hit 3 spots. Got a few perch at each stop with the last being the best, 1st stop up by Perch bar out of Highbanks. Got quite a few but running small. Kept only 3 in 2 hours, caught 20+. Moved towards Big Island and tried to go off road and got stuck once. Caught 15 and kept 5. Again smaller fish and sorting required. The last stop just south of Big Island on a secret spot and I thought we found them. Got 9 Jumbos in 20 minutes around 3-4 pm. Thought we were into them now. We were in 22-26 ft. After the 9 it stopped as fast as it started. Of course the 9 lb Northern we caught had something to do with it. Also caught 3 eyes. Total for the day 17 keeper perch. Sunday was a lot better weather wise but again caught a lot of smaller perch and only kept 5 in 3 hours. Then had to clean up the cabin and head home. If you go up bring an extension. Some spots could not get through, Some spots we had a couple of inches to spare. We fished between 22 and 32 FOW. Perch colored jigs seemed to work the best, but we only had 2 people. This weekend is Highbanks last weekend b-4 Kim has her Baby. Still time to get in on the baby pool. Highbanks has good roads leading to various spots. Off road travel is still 50 50 On Sunday Rick had 21 Small planes come in and land for a couple of hours and then took off. They had a make shift runway right in front of our cabin, so we watch them take off. Felt like there was an airport close by.

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Bobberboy

Fished on Ravens half the day Sunday and Monday till about noon. We kept 15 fish on Sunday and 25 on Momday. Nice fish all over 9 inches and 7 over 12". 30 FOW.

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Pikeslayer

Where did you go out of and what was the access like?I would like to go fishing one more time with my wheelhouse,but I dont want to get stuck!

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glenn57

thanks for the info. keep it coming. with the weather changing a bit for the better fishing could pick up.

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glenn57

almost forgot, anyone see my brown chevy truck with fm decals on topper window stop and say hi. i will be with others. i will nave 2 collapsable fishhouses and a blue clam. should be there fri & sat am out of highbanks.

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Bobberboy

We went out of Nodak's and there was no issue at all. The roads were perfect but travel off the road is difficult.

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croixeyes

3 of us headed up out of Highbanks on Saturday and went out in the Zoomers area.A little cold but the fishing kept us warm,we ended up with 38 fish most all were 9 to 11 inches.Didnt have alot of small fish to speak of.Went back on Monday and the bite didnt stop all day,brought back 30 and let countless fish go.Tuesday we started a little slower but things picked up around 10am left the ice early in the afternoon .All these fish were caught in a 70yard area at the base of a breakline around 25 fow.Fatheads and shiners were the main bait,except Monday where you could thrown anything down.Spoons,jiggin raps,plain hooks on a slip bobber all worked well.If yer headin up that way,bring lots o bait. GOOD TIMES...... grin.gif

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Pikeslayer

Bobberboy.Thanks for the info.

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Gary Crichton

Dang it, I was thinking about Zoomers but had a few other spots to go to. GOOD Job and sounded like Fun. Will be up there the weekend of the 22nd.

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glenn57

anyone have any last minute reports? friday am cant get here soon enough. repors on winnie bowstring island cutfoot would be great.

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HIGHBANKS

Our roads are remaining in good condition. Warm temps this week have compressed snow cover making for easier off road mobility. Groups that have been fishing in the Zoomers and Big Island area east of Raven's have been doing well in 25-28' of water. Hole hopping is the proven tactic that is working. Fatheads continue to be the choice bait. Our lodge will be open until March 17th. If you're planning a trip after that - call for ice conditions and you can use our drop box for the access fees. Thanks!

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glenn57

highbanks, any reports from perch bar?

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HIGHBANKS

There has been some activity on Perch Bar and the Rock Pile. Seems like groups have been pulling a few out of this area, jigging and right on the bottom. Yesterday a new pressure ridge popped up about 1/4 mile off our road, 3-4 ft high in the Perch Bar area. This is the first ridge of the entire season. With the warm temps, we may be seeing more of them popping.

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Gary Crichton

Oh Oh things are a changing. Is your main road OK and can still get out to Zoomers or Big island. Bruce and I will be up we think. We may stay south by his place. We have options.

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