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monstermoose78

Come guys I know you are fishing! The rum sure is a great place to fish. Always something biting. Smallies are going nuts anything the moves is a target for them.

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Cret Jigs

This bass likes 50F weather and a Senkos 

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Juan Grande

What's the flow like on the Rum, Moose?

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monstermoose78

I will check

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ZachD

The Rum has been dropping in flow and water level since the 20th from St Francis down if that helps

 

 

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monstermoose78

Stopped in this morning and it looks like it should be good to go. 

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Juan Grande

Thanks guys!  We tried kayak fishing last year (around Labor Day I think) and the Rum was way too high.  We launched on CR 7 between Blue and Green lake and just ended up paddling the river.  Is that a good stretch for smallies?

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monstermoose78

Juan that is great area for smallies. The water looks clear for the rum it's time. It's a long way to the next landing so you might want put in in Princeton and fish to that access

You can get out at highway 47 so that is not to bad. I forgot about that I was thinking you had get almost to Cambridge.

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ZachD
11 hours ago, Juan Grande said:

Thanks guys!  We tried kayak fishing last year (around Labor Day I think) and the Rum was way too high.  We launched on CR 7 between Blue and Green lake and just ended up paddling the river.  Is that a good stretch for smallies?

In my eyes anywhere on the Rum is great for smallies.

So far this year everytime I have been out the levels have been great even after all the rain we had just had to wait a couple days and the water was great.

I put in at the Anoka fair grounds and travel up river

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Juan Grande

Any idea how long that float from Princeton to CR 7 takes?  We could also just launch at CR 7 and paddle upstream and then drift back down.  

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monstermoose78

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

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monstermoose78

There is some great walleye holes as well

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monstermoose78

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

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monstermoose78

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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Juan Grande

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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monstermoose78

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

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monstermoose78

This rain is keeping the rum muddy.

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monstermoose78

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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Juan Grande

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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monstermoose78

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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monstermoose78

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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monstermoose78

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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