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jkranz36

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jkranz36

Hey guys,

We are heading to buffalo bay in two weeks and were wondering with the cold start to the year, has anyone been out on the bar looking around yet?

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Ballyhoo

I don't know where they have been fishing but last week I heard a couple of guys say it was as good as it gets in Buffalo.

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shadman

Anyone been fishing up in the Bay lately? Also, where is the best place to buy frozen shiners? Thanks for your help.

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MN Mike

If you guys make it to Buffalo send back some reports, my boat is currently getting the shifter cable looked at, hopefully it will make it out of the shop for next weekend, if it does, I'll be up there.

I talked to a friend that has a seasonal camper up there yesterday and he says it's been alright, he tends to fish the west shore, finger and occasionally the sandbar.

Free fishing weekend this weekend in Manitoba, I would think the resort should have some good info on where people found fish.

The Marina should have frozen shiners, otherwise I would think the bait shops in Warroad will have some too.

Good luck!

Mike

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buddy

I was out a couple evenings last week and did very well right in front of the marina and out on the south end of the bar. Saturday there were 100 boats out on the bar but fishing had slowed a lot, tried a few spots and caught a few but not much. Didn't make it out today.

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MN Mike

Thanks for the report Buddy, I hope to make it up there this weekend.

Mike

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buddy

I haven't been able to get out for awhile. Any new reports? Hoping to get out this week or weekend, where's the first place to try, what's been hot?

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MN Mike

Buddy,

We made it up on Saturday, didn't get to fishing until 2:30 - 3 in the afternoon, waves were rolling pretty good, not many boats out. We run downriggers because of the wave action and roughness, 3 of us ended up keeping 12 fish for afternoon / evening run, threw back many other smaller fish which I would have kept but they were looking for more 18 - 20 inchers, fished anywhere from 16 - 22 FOW.

Sunday we left the downriggers behind and shot out to Paradise, drifted from 8 - 4 FOW, caught one small walleye, second drift produced nothing but a couple of snags so we moved out about 1/2 way up the Sandbar. Drifted from 7 FOW out to 15 or so on the west side of the Sandbar, 1st drift produced nothing, changed direction and got a little closer to where I wanted to be and we had 3 fish on at the same time on the second drift. I grabbed the marker buoy and threw it out, turned around and set the anchor and the rain came pouring down! We gave it some time but it just kept on raining so we pulled up anchor and headed for the dock, I felt like a little kid getting taken away from his favorite toy!!

Oh well, we'll save it for another day.

There were 3 boats on the end of the Sandbar on Saturday evening and a few boats east of Buffalo Point, also had some friends fishing up there Friday, Saturday and Sunday, they kept 8 on Friday and I believe another 8 on Saturday, they didn't fish Sunday because of the weather.

Can't really say there was a pattern for anything, everything got bit.

Good luck!

Mike

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buddy

Thanks for the report Mike. If the weather cooperates I might be able to get out tomorrow afternoon. I've got some different downrigger equipment on my boat so I might go try that out. Probably go out on the east side of the sandbar and try some different depths.

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buddy

I was out Tuesday afternoon/evening. Tried south end of the bar and got a couple small ones, did some experimenting with my downriggers out in 30 feet towards 16 mile reef and picked up a few, then finished at the north end of the bar and got a few more. It looked like other boats were doing a lot better than me at the north end, hate when that happens! It did look like the north end was probably the best place to be. I'll have to try again this weekend.

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