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Hey guys i have a co worker who is going to be staying up at cass lake lodge the last week in june 21-28. This is a family vacation for him and he has told me how the last couple years have been pretty rough for them to catch some fish. Was jsut wondering if their is any chance i could get a report on some sunfish or northern or any fish for that matter action on the cass lake chain. THis guys has two small kids so it would be nice for him to find some action for them probably some sunfish but anything would work, just lookin for some spots perhaps, a really nice guy trying to make a fun week for his family hopefully i can get a decent report for him, this site has helped alot if the past hopefully it comes through thanks guys

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Last week we slaughtered pannies in Allen's Bay outside the reeds. Crawlers or leeches under a bobber ought to keep the kids busy.

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I might also suggest Wishbone Bar or Cedar Flats and get in the middle and just drift with a leech or crawler like Geno said under a bobber. You should get some gills, perch and rock bass, maybe even a passing wally or toothy critter!

Windy

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Geez...two guys from Chi-town telling Minnesotan's where to fish!! shockedshockedlaughlaugh

Next they will tell us where to watch good baseball.

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Ude,

Who says we are telling the truth? LOL

You got to protect your honey holes!!!

Really just two old farts who have been fishing Cass for 50+ years combined, granted it is only for a week or two each year but I would venture to say that Ole Geno knows that lake about as good as I do. This will be our family's 21st year going up there. How many have you been going up there Geno?

Too funny. Good one though, Ude! And I think Geno and I would both agree on the locale for some good baseball and it is a little southeast from where most of the readers on this thread live, right Geno?

Windy

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Know the lake? I've only missed 4 out of the last 30 yrs Windy. I should know a little by now.

Baseball? You know we will always have to agree to disagree.

Cubs over WSox this weekend....can't you just wait?

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I married a Cubs fan in April...that was her biggest flaw, but I figured that I can deal with that. wink My dad grew up on the Southside (good guys wear black), so I was raised correctly. He also took me to fish Cass for a week every summer (just as his dad did)...we still go every year (there was some time off, but we're back on it). We'll be up July 20-27.

Windy and Geno have great suggestions for your co-worker to put the kids onto the fish. The last couple years, we've had great luck trolling spoons along the east side of Star and picking up northerns. I think that'd be a blast for a little kid to hook into something like that (I suppose it depends on how little).

Tell your co-worker good luck!

Can't wait for the series this weekend...should be fun to watch!

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No problem...I just thought it was strange that somebody asks about fishing at Cass Lake chain and the replies are not from the locals....But then they are probably to busy catching fish to reply...anyway, it is just me poking a little fun at Geno and Windy. Hey, I have relatives that live near Gurney Mills if that means anything. smilesmile

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Ude,

Right by the Bass Pro Shop, know the area well. Geno, I knew that we had 50+ years between us! And when I was talking baseball, I meant that all the good baseball was about 350 miles southeast of the Twin Cities. I will give you the National League as long as you give me the American. We can fight to the finish at the Subway Series! Sound Like a Plan?

Caddie,

I will be up at Cass from July 19th thru Aug 2nd. We stay at Wishbone and I am the large person with a beard driving a red Lund Alaskan with a 40 Merc 4 stroke. I have been stopped about a half dozen times in the past few years and they ask if I am the Windy City Walleye Hunter, pretty wild. Most people don't post but they do read the posts and they love to read mine and Geno's stuff.

Give me a shout if you see me, I can usually be found most mornings on Deadman's Bar, if I am not out in my boat I will be out with Brian from First Choice Guide Service. Have fun and good luck!

Windy

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I'll definitely say hello if I see you out on the water. I'll be in a little Skeeter with a 60HP Johnson on it. My dad and I will both have Sox hats on. wink

I met Brian briefly last year and I'm going out with him that week that we're up there. I'm looking forward to it!

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Caddie,

I am going out with Brian on Sunday the 20th in the morning. Let me know when you are going out and we could split a trip. I could wear my Sox hat and make it a trio and drive Brian nuts. He might not put us on a fish all day with 3 Sox hats in the boat! LOL

Windy

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Brian,

You better wear earplugs come July (especially if the Sox are still in 1st place), sounds like a bunch of Sox fans heading your way!!! Too Funny.

See you soon, my friend!

Windy

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Windy,

We're heading out with Brian on Wednesday of that week (reminds me that I need to send him a check!). Depending on funds and what my family is doing, perhaps we could split a trip (if he has another day open) later in the week.

Let me know if you want to seriously talk about it and we can trade email addresses or something!

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