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jigglestick

if youv'e a small enough boat or a tilt roller traler you might be pleasantly surprised by the lack of traffic on big bowstring.

also big jessie shoulkd be good with a fairly minimal amount of anglers, compared to the big lakes I mean.

I know nothing about six mile however.

I do know there are plenty of options. thats why we live here right?

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Champs

Thanks Jigglestick. I know you are probably busy getting ready for opener but do you think my 16.5 lund renegade with no tilt trailer be small enough to get in and out of Bowstring. If so, I will probably do that. Thanks for the advice.

Champs

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robg785

Champs

I was up looking at the south landing this morning, it's shallow but I think it will be okay with a smaller boat. I have a 16' Rebel pike that I going to land there.

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Champs

robg785...were you able to get into Bowstring with your rebel. Anyone else try to get in Bowstring today? I'm hitting the water tomorrow early morning.

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Rick

This week was a week where we started to see the fish start moving toward deeper water.

I hit Bowstring and it was decent. The landing was a bugger getting into but we did it and only got alittle wet. Most of our fish came out of the deep water 16- 20 ft. We were using 1/8 oz gumballs and a shiner but I did see some people catch them with a leech and lindy rig.

Good luck fishing and be safe

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PerchSlayer

Any word on Bowstring for late winter action? I'm going up there tomorrow night, fishing Saturday and Sunday. I've been up there a few times this winter but mostly got on the walleyes. Looking for some ideas for chasing perch. Thank in advance!

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Pinusbanksiana

Don't know if the bite is on, but I pulled in to the access after work recently and there were several groups out fishing, probably not out there just for their health. Some close, some on a hole way out. You can go where you want right now.

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PerchSlayer

Thanks for the report, I'm sure we'll be all over the place, the weather looks great.

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merc

We were out there on Monday. Some friends of mine were fishing and we swung in to see how they were doing. They had some perch but the size was not real good. They did have a few ten inchers but most were nine and even smaller. They wanted enough for a fish fry so they weren't real picky. We headed to a differant lake for panfish and did OK.

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PerchSlayer

I see, thanks for the report. We did well on the crappies the last couple times we were there. Had to have the right lure and right presentation to get them to attack, but it was fun. We may head over to Winnie, heard the perch bite has been pretty good over there.

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muskielaw

Anyone now how the access/ice is over in cowbay on Bowstring? I believe it is the indian reservation/access? Specifically wondering about the ice condition at the mouth of the bay going into the river. Any fishing reports from that area? Thanks.

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bmc

I can't confirm it, but I heard that last weekend someone put their truck through in that area in about 8' of water.

This past Monday there were some people fishing in the bay but it looked like they had atv's.

Brian

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muskielaw

thanks Brian no worries you won't find me driving a truck out at this point. All legs or snowmobile if possible until the boat hits the water!!

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    • Rick
      Welcome to FM @burgoyne.   BBs advice is great. There are quite a few here who fish the area.   I'm guessing someone will be along shortly who can help you out.   Have fun and be sure to get some oics to show us how it's going.
    • chucker1101
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    • Barbelboy
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      Just cut the head off first.
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      looking to try cut bait for catfishing. Usual use nightcrawlers or stink bait, but am looking to filter the Rockbass and small cats.  I'm gunna buy a couple decoy suckers and use. But am wondering how to humanely kill and cut up? Or do I just cut umm alive while flopping like a serial killer?
    • Rivergroup
      Thanks guys, I'll keep watching.  Can't wait to get there again!
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