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hunterdown

I seen a red truck at the river with an FM decal on it....

Who was it, and how did ya do?

I was there most of the morning till 1:00 in the afternoon.

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hunterdown,

If the river you were at was the French the red truck you saw would have been mine. I was there from about 6:00am until 10:45am. It was a quiet morning for the most part but I did have a little luck.

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2thepointsetters

I am going anyway I dont trust the forecast and think it will be all right when I get there. I hope I am not wasting $75 in truck gas.

That maybe the dumbest thing I have done so far. ( I should have trusted the forecast) I went 16 miles fromthe landing only to find myself in some REAL bad conditions. I have been in some bad waves on Lake Michigan but this act of stupidity topped them all. I did manage to catch 2 coho and a steel head along the way.

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Northlander

I stuck my head out the cheesey side for about maybe a 1/2 hour yesterday and that was enough. The BIG swells in the entry were a wild ride back in!The wind looks even worse today. The trees in my area are really whipping around. Looks like my 2 days off were a bust. frown

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toddsfishin

Was out yesterday and did ok ended up with 4 coho in 4 hours. lost 2 others. Wind made it fun ride back in. Off park point. Boats ready to go for opener, was glad to get some fish on my first trip out.

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Tom Linderholm

Keep your eyes peeled, "Reel Nauti" has been splashed, spent the first day rigging today, should finish her up tomorrow and may be out on Thursday if all goes well. First boat in Barkers for 2010!

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ripstick

Way to go Tom up and running agian. Came down the hill this aft. and saw mud coming out the duluth entry and a couple of boats. Sure was calm.

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LoonASea

I'll be out trolling the big lake thur and fri if the winds are right

maybe see you out there Tom

LAS

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Northlander

I also have the next 3 days off. Tom if ya need a helper let me know. I was going to go pound eyes on Rainy but have to save cash for a trip next week.

Loonasea call my cell or radio if ya get out.

Oh I got a Brown and 2 coho out in front of the airport and cheesey entry yesterday. Cohos on pink and brown tore up a smithwick threadfin shad. frown

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End of the Line

I am planning on spending both S/S out there too. Hoping to get some time in on either thurs or Fri as well after work.

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I also have the next 3 days off. Tom if ya need a helper let me know. I was going to go pound eyes on Rainy but have to save cash for a trip next week.

Loonasea call my cell or radio if ya get out.

Oh I got a Brown and 2 coho out in front of the airport and cheesey entry yesterday. Cohos on pink and brown tore up a smithwick threadfin shad. frown

thoes are valuable lures there steve lol, cant be wasting them on the browns!

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Northlander

Originally Posted By: Northlander
I also have the next 3 days off. Tom if ya need a helper let me know. I was going to go pound eyes on Rainy but have to save cash for a trip next week.

Loonasea call my cell or radio if ya get out.

Oh I got a Brown and 2 coho out in front of the airport and cheesey entry yesterday. Cohos on pink and brown tore up a smithwick threadfin shad. frown

thoes are valuable lures there steve lol, cant be wasting them on the browns!

LOL. No doubt!

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tacklejunkie

I'll have to poke my snout out there this weekend(maybe) after I finish the "honey do" list.

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CLOUDYBOY

i was wondering if someone could give a little advise for a newbie.

are they still getting coho by the french? my brother-inlaw and

myself were thinking about bringing the boat up sunday. any info

and i mean any info would help!!!

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Riverratpete

Depending on the wind conditions you can launch out of Mcquade Safe Harbor 1/2 way between the Lester and the French. Was up there a couple Saturdays ago and didn't get anything but I would think the water temp s/b coming up so who knows, planning on being back up there myself the first wknd in May.

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CLOUDYBOY

thanks for the reply. thats where thinking of putting in. please allow me to ask a dumb? can you still fish with 2 lines per person. i thought there was a restiction on that when you are so close to rivers?? again like i said we are real new to this. thanks

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sparetime

I had originally planned to try steelheading on the weekend of April 17th along the north shore. I understand the early runoff and lack of rain make the streams low and clear right now, and unless it begins to rain, steelheading that weekend may not be the best.

Any other fishing options I am not aware of that weekend? Other ideas on what to do on a spring weekend in the northland?

I had my mind set on Steelhead, so I need help with other option. Stream trout fishing opens that weekend also. So maybe?

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LoonASea

On the lake you can have 2 lines ,,,its only "in" the river you have to have 1 hook and one line

Almost stuck my nose out of the entries this morning ,,,I say almost cuz I couldnt get close enough to stick my nose out at all ,,,oh well maybe tomorrow if the lake lays down a bit ,,the crowd on the pier seems to be thinning too whats up with that???

LAS

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oilandwater

Can only use one line within 100 yards of the mouth of a river as well, on shore or in the water.

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Ya they say a sw wind tomorrow so that will be good! That Pier bite has slowed a little, plus everyone sees they can get boats out now so....... Also it always seems after that pier bite has gone on for 4 or 5 weeks the crowds thin out.

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JBMasterAngler

What part of the northshore are you going to? You can still cast on the big pond (wind permitting) for coho's or loopers. You can still fish the lower rivers for other trout (although they'll be small). One thing is definitely for sure...you can't catch a steelhead if your not there! Above the barriers alot of rivers have decent brook trout fishing.

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Borch

Depending on the wind conditions you can launch out of Mcquade Safe Harbor 1/2 way between the Lester and the French. Was up there a couple Saturdays ago and didn't get anything but I would think the water temp s/b coming up so who knows, planning on being back up there myself the first wknd in May.

Hey RiverratPete!

Check in the turkey forum for your team and update the email in your profile. wink

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Surface Tension

Shore fishing for cohos or inland for stream trout.

Maybe catch the smelt run at Park Point.

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Tom Linderholm

Maiden voyage of the Reel Nauti ended with 5 in the box after 3 hours. Started out running the boat out and setting the idles for trolling so that gave us a late start. After getting all the lines in and setting our course we managed to pick up 2 coho's and a Brown within 30 minutes of setting lines in 40 FOW. Pink herringbone and a blue rap were the producers for the day allowing us to pick up 2 more coho's on our way in over the same coordinates as the first few. Lot's of fish on the graph, not much for takers. Water was clear to chocolate and the traffic was a fricken zoo. Algoma esque' minus everyone staying on the same track. Best fishing for us was right outside of the chocolate in the green tinted water off the dutchman. Temps ranged from 39-44.

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2thepointsetters

Went 8 for 10 today. That was worst/dumbest boat driving/fishing etiquette I have seen on any lake. Lucky its just short stick bait lines off the boards, because if it was full cores it would have been a mess. Tom your 100% right about that Algoma statement.

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When I made a statement about having a boat parade form one entry to the other all I remember seeing was a comment about it being a big lake.

My guess is the lake didn't shrink while I was at the cabin for three days!! I for one have no idea on what the edicate should be on the big lake as I may only make it out there once or twice a season.

What are a couple of good tips for others such as myself. I'm not looking for a book worth of comments. Just a couple of good tips. What is the biggest problem most of you come across other then not having the lake to yourself. wink

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CLOUDYBOY

well my bro-inlaw and i made it yesterday.went out of mcqaids first spot the french no luck next spot the lester no luck water temps 36-37.marked a few fish by the pump house no takers.but it was a nice first trip of the year. i hope to figure this big lake stuff out someday

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Riverratpete

wow, water temps haven't really moved much up there..was there couple wks ago and temps were like 35..need to get some more warm up I guess..yeah, I'm with you though trying to figure it out. Good luck!

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CLOUDYBOY

i think i know the game pretty well on lake mi. but it sure is diffrent on superior.it's a very humbling experience. i'm hoping to take in all the info i can from you guys.

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lakerunner

The biggest issue is when everyone is going every which way. I'm used to combat fishing but usually there is a line/circle route that everyone follows and in the same direction. Saturday when I was out, everyone was going everywhere with no rhyme or reason. People get cut-off, pinched in, etc. But that is just part of fishing when the fish are grouped in tight as they were on Saturday. You just learn to deal with it and keep your eyes open.

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