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clemmy

Hello,

 

Flying up from Florida to visit the folks and we are going to spend a week (September 14th-21st) on Shagawa. Staying at Ladybug, so will have a pontoon, but I imagine no depthfinder. I found a map and found some areas to try but it’s been 23 years since I lived in Minnesota.

 

Anyone kindly have any suggestions on tactics or depth? I.e. would we better trolling the shore, or trying 25’-30’? Or slip bobbering points/islands, and how deep? I imagining we might be flying a bit blind on a new lake without a depthfinder.

 

Thanks Y’all,

 

Craig

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chaffmj

The owners at the ladybug should be able to help you out. Otherwise go into town and stop at a few of the bait shops, they should be able to help. I do know that people do a lot of trolling on the lake.  Good luck!

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@clemmy

 

You’ll want to be careful around the islands out there without a depth finder.  I’d try get set up with at least a portable if you can.  Not critical but it would help you out quite a bit.  Give the buoys a decent berth.  They don’t over mark things out there.  I’m sure the Ladybug Lodge will be sure to point out the hazards on a map for you when you get the pontoon.

 

The entire lake isn’t as risky as all that sounds but it should be noted to keeps your eyes open.

 

Fishing will be best early or late in the day.  Use the middle part of the day for scouting, socializing or napping! 😀

 

20 feet is about all the deeper you’ll need to fish during daylight.  During low light hours be less than 10 feet with whatever you’re doing.  Jigging, bobber/bait, or trolling; it doesn’t matter.

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Thanks Guys!

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