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Depends how much fishing you do. I would say 5 to 6 hours

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Took the owners of Baby Beaver Baits and my boss Brian out fishing in the wind and  caught a few fish. All gills over 9 went back and all crappies over 12 were released. Best bait was 3 mm jig with a

Went out to lake that I have not been on in many years and the nice gills wanted to play eat the pink impluse mayfly and I was all about that game. 8-11 feet of water away from the crowds on a nice in

Nice fish!  I was out near mille lacs area and the frog bite was killing it. Had a handful in the 17-20” range. 

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There is some great walleye holes as well

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Stopped in the park for few casts and got 3 smallies and a walleye all about 14 inches

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Look for the holes in the rum river they are holding fish. A friend of mine caught a musky, 12 northerns, 17 walleyes, 31 smallmouth, 2 large mouth, 3 crappies. He was using white twister tails on a orange jig head. This guy knows the river but he also if you see a creek coming in you better fish it.

He fished most of the morning

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Moose, maybe I should pay your buddy take me out.  We went out Saturday morning on the Rum in kayaks and didn't have any luck.  The water was muddy, presumably from the storm that went through Milaca the night before.  We started with finesse stuff like senkos and jigs and fished the back eddies, current breaks, etc. and got nothing. Switched to brighter, more aggressive baits like spinner baits, squarebills, chatterbaits and topwaters and still nothing. Had a couple followers and lost a couple at the boat, but they were small.

 

Went out with the intention of floating from Princeton to CR 7, but that would have taken way too long.  I think 3 1/2 to 4 hours in we were a quarter of the way there and that was with limited fishing.  Ended up turning around a paddling upstream back to Princeton, which sucked, but it would have taken us until dinner time to get to the CR 7 launch.    

 

I don't have fish finders on the kayaks and the water was murky enough that you couldn't tell if it was 3' or 12' feet in the middle of the channel. There is a TON of wood in the water, so much that it's hard to what's the best stuff to fish.  There was 2-3 spots you couldn't get through with a boat.  Downed trees completely blocked the river except for a small spot to squeak through with a kayak or canoe.  

 

Definitely a learning experience for us both.  If we ever go out again we will plan to fish a much smaller portion of the river and check water clarity before we launch.  It's a gorgeous stretch of river to fish or just to kayak.    

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I just called him he was fishing some oxbow lakes that we know about.

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This rain is keeping the rum muddy.

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Well I am seeing tons of young turkeys. Looks like the geese had a heck of hatch as well. There are ducks around. Seen a few pheasants. There is a stud of a buck on county road 16 in the refuge. I am going to hunt for him. Seen a good number of bears as well. I have not been out fishing as my wife has a heck of list I have been working on.

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Went out to Elk Lake in Zimmerman on Saturday.  I'd never fished the lake before and didn't have a ton of time so we just flipped docks the whole morning. Probably caught 20 bass or so and got bit off twice by pike.  Most of the fish were on the smaller side with maybe a third of them over 15 inches.  Got one nice 20 1/2 that only hit 4-5 on the scale.  Caught fish on wacky rigged senkos, swim jigs and t-rigged plastics.  

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That is not to bad Juan. It might have not the best day for fishing

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Yeah, we were happy with it.  Some docks had 3-4 fish on them and others had none. Once you drill down which docks are good you can save a lot of time. Lots of docks on that lake. 

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6 hours ago, Juan Grande said:

Yeah, we were happy with it.  Some docks had 3-4 fish on them and others had none. Once you drill down which docks are good you can save a lot of time. Lots of docks on that lake. 

Yes there is. 

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Heads up people here in Princeton we got over 2.5 inches of rain in my rain gauge so far and north of here got the same or slightly more.

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Seeing I got laid off I am going fishing. My wife says go but Finn is not happy about this.

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On ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2017 at 2:26 PM, monstermoose78 said:

Seeing I got laid off I am going fishing. My wife says go but Finn is not happy about this.

That sucks moose what were you doing at that job?

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4 hours ago, ZachD said:

That sucks moose what were you doing at that job?

I was helping other find jobs. I will find i job soon. I have been applying like crazy and I have been getting a lot of great leads from colleagues. 

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Crappies are biting on Lori Lake on the east side look for them surfacing.

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I love chasing crappies this time of year ... :) 

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Strong crappie bite continues on Lori lake! Hearing of some walleyes on green being caught on the north west corner in 23-24 feet. Pike are crushing top water, spoons, and Minnow baits on most lakes. Remember to follow the rules for pike because pike over 30 inches help the health of the lake. 

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I'm new here.  I've been fishing the Rum a few times this summer and the smallmouth fishing has been fantastic.

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4 hours ago, gimruis said:

I'm new here.  I've been fishing the Rum a few times this summer and the smallmouth fishing has been fantastic.

Welcome to the site gimruis!! The rum is a great fishiery ! The top water bite is on and soon the frog bite will take off.

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The flocks of geese are now flying over my house in the morning and evening, but when this happens Finn gets all jacked up. Like right now he is nudging me and running pawing at the window. A few minutes earlier when the first gaggle few over I was going to change the laundry and Finn raced down and sat by gun safe  whining. 

Fishing reports have been great for crappies on the area lakes. Walleyes are not biting as well in lakes but when the rum is clearer that is the place to be.

Bears any no quota hunters this might be your year to get a bear around here. 

Deer seem to every where drive carefull. 

Seeing some ducks flying around. 

I have seen a few grouse and pheasants.

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Off to wet a line !!

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Caught some gills this was the first one 

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its not camera shy :):)

 

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My thumb was covered in slime and I could not get the phone to turn on most of the time

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Here are some of the toads we have been catching on the Rum River this summer.  The biggest has been 19 1/4 inches.

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geese are around in good numbers.

deer seem to be every where so drive safe. 

Turkeys well they had a heck of a hatch.

pheasants are doing ok seeing a few. 

Fishing has been hit or miss every where. 

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I went back to the Rum on Sunday afternoon and floated it for about 4 hours.  My Father and I landed 23 smallmouth and 2 pike.  I caught two 18.5 inchers and a 19 1/4 inch smallmouth.  Here's one of them.

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That's awesome way to go

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