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ozzie

I know where that is!  I have spent many hours fishing not far from there.

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rayguy

Headed up for the rest of September.  Talked to a neighbor and he said the Walleyes are starting to show up in there fall spots.  Sounds like a big time cool down coming so bring on fall.  Was up at Grand Marias this past weekend and they are getting trout off the pier in the hour before dawn.  Leaves just starting to turn there. Lots of people on 61.

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ozzie

We are debating going up this weekend or next...have a guys fishing trip on the chain for the last weekend of September and am really looking forward to that!!

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ozzie

rayguy how has the fishing been the last week?  I know the weather hasn't been  ideal but hopefully you have been out.  I won't be up this weekend but will be back up next Thursday to catch the Vikes game at a local watering hole and then fish most all day Friday and Saturday.  Hoping to get another report from you closer to Thursday next week also! 😁

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rayguy

Back from the chain today.   Fishing was ok but weather was not good.   Windy , cold and rainy most days the last two weeks.  When we got a chance to fish minnows were the ticket.  Fish moving deeper just like a normal fall.  Most fish eater size largest was 24' ".  Only trouble using minnows is there are so many hammer handle pike in these lakes at 16.00 a dozen its a expensive bite.. We did try crank baits in late afternoon some and caught a few.   Lots of early morning duck shooting on both Saturdays but it all ended about 830 each morning.  Lower Whitefish had the best bite by the way.

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ozzie

We had a guys weekend and fished Friday and Saturday from 11- darkish with a bar break during the day too...Friday the bite was ok boating 5 eyes between 2 boats and a good amount of northerns.  Saturday the weather sucked with heavy winds, and all types of weather...we caught a few decent fish but had best action right towards the end of the evening and we landed some for a meal.  The northerns gobbled up the redtails and the walleyes gobbled up the worms.  Jigging raps were also working.  Water temps were dropping so hoping the bite continues to get better. 

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rayguy

Will have one more go at em as we are going up Mon. till close up on the 19th.  Weather looks poor in the week ahead so who knows?   Ozzie how deep were you getting the Walleyes.?  We have had our best luck in 20-26 ft the last few weeks.  Would like to try some night trolling with cranks but at 33 degrees no thanks.  Have a good rest of the fall guys.  Almost time to get the deer gear ready.  Rayguy  

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ozzie

went out for a few hours again over the past weekend and used a variety of worms, lite pike minnows, and jigging raps, in the 18-24 feet of water and had something big on and lost and then landed a 27.5" Sunday morning.  Love being on a lake system with no one else out fishing!!  Hope to make it back up this weekend but if not this weekend will make it up for an extended weekend the 18th-21st.

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Wrapped up the open water season yesterday.  Had a terrible two weeks of weather.  Can't give much of a fishing report as it was almost impossible to fish.  Cold and rain plus wind was just to much.  When we did get out we caught a few.  Funny they were quite  shallow for this time of year.  Nothing big but nice eating size.  All in all it was a hard year to figure.  Lots of wind,  lots of weeds and now since Oct.1  the Russian front for weather.  Oh well  guess we did our part to save some for next year.  Have a good winter ,  good luck to all the deer hunters.  And we"ll catch you in the spring.   RAYGUY

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