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peerchking

hi I am planning on staying on jessie 3rd week in aug. and plam on running over to spider one of the days. Any info.? thanks ! W.K.

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Jason Boser

Jessie has been good latly for walleyes in the weed edges with a jig and minnow.I havent heard much on spider but the smallies should bite deep off those rock humps and you should get some walleyes there or the weed edges

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Pannyraid

I just spent the last week on Jessie Lake and found the fishing was outstanding. There are many deep weedlines that hold fish. The most effective presentation for us was orange or green spinners and leach combos. We also had luck tipping our spinners with small suckers (no luck on crawlers). Depending on the weather conditions we spent most of the week backtrolling the weedlines in either 12-14 feet of water or as shallow as 5-7 feet of water. Since most of last week there was little to no wind and sunny--we concentrated on the deeper water. However, on the days when we had more turbulent weather, the fish seemed to move shallow and were much more aggressive. When there was a nice walleye chop or it was cloudy, we headed shallow and backtrolled spinners with no weight and longer leaders (6 ft+) in 5-7 feet of water. This presentation proved effective with many whitetips between 15-21 inches. As soon as the sun goes down put away the spinners and take out the crankbaits. This presentation also proved effective in 7 ft of water or so hugging the reeds. Our most effective cranbait was a shallow diver in the clown pattern. If I had to choose one weedline to fish--start just north of Three Cedars Resort and head south until you hit a point that extends farily far where the water slowly drops off. Good luck.

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peerchking

Hey guy's thanks for the info. can't wait to hit jessie for them nice eyes. But i live by spicer {green lake} and you cant get leaches anymore,is there still some up in your neck of the woods. As far as spider'my dad used to take me there many years ago!! I remember him catching a big muskie,are there still some of those big ones left? thanks again for the info' it will be helpfull

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Pannyraid

The bait shops in Grand Rapids and Deer River will only sell leaches by the dozen (about $3.50). I would suggest contacting Vado's Bait in Spring Lake Park and they may still sell leaches by the pound. Another alternative is to buy the 3 inch Bungee leach from Berkley. I happened to run out of leaches and remembered that I got a sample pack of Berkley Power Baits with my InFisherman subscription. I threw out the Bungee leach and it looked great and the walleyes didn't seem to care. After a 21 incher ripped it off--I searched Grand Rapids high and low for a pack and couldn't find any. Next year I will be more prepared.

The one place I did buy leaches by the pound was from the Bowstring Store a few miles from the public access on Hwy 6. They were $21 for a pound, however, they were small and sickly.

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