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Where to fish with North wind?


Walleyehooker

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Comeing up this weekend and wind report says N at 17 on Saturday. Would it be better to launch at Arnesons Rocky Point or maybe Warroad rather than the south shore?

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Springsteel would probably be the best bet but it is gonna be rough there too. Still a few miles to the lee shore by Elm and South Tip. North wind is about the worst you could ask for... Seriously, it aint gonna be fun out there with wind like that.

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I think your best best would be to launch at the public access at Wheeler's Point and fish 4 mile bay and the river. There's reports of numbers of shiners showing up in the river now. Talked to a relative last night that lives up river from Sportsmans and said there was a boat out jiggin for a couple hours and netted 8 nice fish. There's always fish in the river, it just get's better in the fall with the shiner run.

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Yep. What NAMA said.

Arneson's and Warroad ARE both "south shore" locations. IF the wind is a little outta the west, north west, you'll find some protection out of Warroad, but IF you're talkin' "sustained" 17 mph winds, with gusting winds even higher, bout' the only place you can hide is in 4 mile, behind Pine Island, or in the river.

Todd's got a good idea with Springsteel as well, but only if that wind she's a blowin' more outta the west, than the north. If she's outta true north there's not too many place to find shelter in the south basin.

Best of luck to ya', be smart, and be careful.

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Ya if its windy Ill try the river,sounds like there are a few fish showing up. Sunday looks better for wind but might have to search for some clean water.

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OK, with River fishing this time of year, not the full run yet. Where are the best spots to try this weekend in the River. Staying at the Wigwam after the Oak Island trip was squashed by the Border patrol. I need to find different friends. Any advice on places to try in the river is appreciated. Thanks.

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In the river in front of the resorts, down by the Wabanica church which is about 3 1/2 mi up river from resorts on the first big corner of the river, by Winter road river but that area can get rough on a NW wind, by the airport and just past Baudette. There are more spots than that but those are the most fished spots. Watch your graph and if you see a hole or a drop off stop and fish it.

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5 hours in the river, tucked in behind the windshield did not

go so badly, everyone was comfortable and we caught some pretty nice fish highlighted by this 27 incher my son Carson got just 10 minutes before quitting time.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/425781_485889628103009_2099358087_n.jpg

Sunday was nice so we fish the lake and it was great!

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I was pretty upset when I woke up to huge North winds on Saturday morning. My Son Carson and his Wife Marisa drove up from Minntoka to fish for a day and it was as windy as I have seen it this year.

It was the river or nothing so everyone bundled up and off we went. Lots of boats in the river(actually ALL of them)

and I thought it would be a long couple of hours of noting and then we could go home knowing that at least we tried.

First spot we set up was nothing so we stayed in the area and moved a little deeper. Soon we caught a fish, a dink but a fish, then a nice solid keeper, then another.

We had to quit at 3 and had 10 good Walleyes in the livewell, several more than what I thought we would wind up with.

Sunday the wind finally died and fishing was wayyy good on the lake.

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