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going to be heading up that way the 20th of aug and its been pretty quiet here in the deer river forum. my intent is to fish bowstring, maybe sand and some other lakes in the area. can anyone give me a little heads up on how fishing is?? thinkin even of dragging my 2 teenage granddaughters along eekeekcrazygrin

can anyone tell me about dora lake. been there once, would like to maybe try it again.

bugs still bad????

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right now both sand and bowstring have been alright pulling crawlers on a spinner or rigging w/ leech or crawler 8-10 ft

Jason

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Did great on Bowstring yesterday!!! 6-10' w/ bright colored spinners, leech/crawler worked 50/50.

Also caught some on some humps in 15' of water, same presentation.

Brian

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AWESOME thanks Brian!!!!!!! will be headed up tues evening. forgot my leeches at the camper...........deer river still have any????

if your free we could make a little trip to bowstring ?????? will be up till sunday!!!!

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didn't do so well out on bowstring madfrown oh well,thats fishing. rid the lake of one small eye.........couldn't catch them little nords. I did however leave the lake cleaner then when I got there. I caught 3 separate different fishing lines and some kind of piece of aluminum??? fishing lines didn't even have any good tackle.

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Smurfy did you try any deep water, I was there a week ago a couple mid- days 21ft did OK. I bet the lake is getting pea green by now with the hot weather and little wind.

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yea I worked some 17 to 20 ft depths out by bowstring shores. seems that's where most my bites came from. from the deeper water coming up shallow.

actually the lake/water wasn't bad at all. at least compared to last time I was there. was last year and like a gazillion billion snails floatin dead.

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Been on Sand for almost a week & it was pretty green looking Tues. morning.I haven't really tried for any eyes but been getting a few very light biting crappies.A few for ameal & the rest C/R.

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Did pretty well for eye's on Sand on Saturday afternoon just before the storm hit.Windblown weed line in 9-13' of water using a bouncer,slow death rig & 1/2 a crawler.

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Just a side note about how quickly things changed.I hadn't been off the lake an hour when the lights flickered twice & went out for 16+ hrs.Luckly we have a portable generator big enough to run almost everything.

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gunner our place is 8-9 miles east of sand by spring lake store. they warned us last year already that to expect those kind of things due to that big store that smashed thru the Winnie area. they figured a good 5 years of those type of issues because of weakened trees due to that storm. hope it turns out. we too purchased a generator because of it.

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kinda quiet from up that direction. shockedconfused has anyone seen much for waterfowl???????? thinking of a full week up there the last day of sept into oct. chasing grouse, waterfowl and fish!!!

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Smurfy,it looks like we will be going back up about the time you are headed home.Mom has a couple of appointments in Rochester on 9/30 & 10/7 so we won't be going back up until after that.I don't hunt much anymore but good luck to you.It's probably last trip for me this season as we plan on pulling the lift,boat,& dock.

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maybe next year!!!!!! this is the time of year and into winter is when the place gets used the most!!!! smilegrin and thanks you have a good time too!!!!

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gunner our place is 8-9 miles east of sand by spring lake store. they warned us last year already that to expect those kind of things due to that big store that smashed thru the Winnie area. they figured a good 5 years of those type of issues because of weakened trees due to that storm. hope it turns out. we too purchased a generator because of it.
Smurfy did you buy the Fryer place about a mile west of the store?
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nope. we are still on Peterson lake. I did however meet the people who did about 4 years ago out on cutfoot. nice people. think there from Cambridge. they invited us to stop in if they were around. I get to keep an eye on there place occasionally.......its on my way to my deer huntin hotspot.

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been awefully quiet up that way lately?????????? any signs of them bucks getting "spunky"???????

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Smurfy The bucks are starting to move around some. Saturday was first time for about month I had some on my trail cam's. My son has scrapes/rubs around his stand area, started all this last week.

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No ice but we have snow coming friday afternoon into saturday morning!
AWESOME!!!!!!!! just in time for deer hunt 2013!!!!!
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looks like it might be a tad chilly for the last weekend of deer hunting!!!!! hows everyone been doing chasing deer. we have 3 antlerless permits I want to work on!!!!!

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3 to 5 inches of snow depending where you are at in the county.

Sounds like most of the small/medium sized lakes have 4 to 7" of ice. Lots of fishing activity this weekend from what my deputy buddies have told me.

There was a report of a fish house going through the ice on the south end of Trout Lake by Coleraine today. Not sure why someone would be risking their life out there as it always freezes up late.

Brian

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