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crappieslapper

Anybody been fishing Jesse, or Bowstring lately? Wondering if the fall bite is turning on. Will be up the first weekend of October and on the hunt for the Eyes. Any tips on presentations and bait to be using would be appreciated.
Thanks, and good fishing!
Dan

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Stan7600
smile.gif We've fished Bowstring several times in the last month. Caught some crappies but not much for walleyes or perch.Earlier was better for both of those, but haven't fished it much in the fall before so may have been in the wrong place. Mostly along the North side, crappies were pretty active. Depth didn't matter much but less than 15'. Stan C.

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Jason Boser

fished Jessie a couple times and the walleyes are going alittle bit
if your going there I would take some 1\8oz fireballs and a minnow and fish deep good luck
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crappieslapper

Thanks Jason & Stan,
Appreciate the tips. Would it be worth it to try leeches come October? There's a shop by me that still has plenty of them. I've usually gone with jigs & minnows this time of year, but if the leeches are available, I'm wondering if I should pick up a pound for the trip. What are your thoughts?
Last time up to Jesse, I spoke with a guy that has been fishing there for years, and he said that this lake is a crawler lake and to fish it deep with long snells (6' - 10'). I suppose it doesn't hurt to have a variety of baits to try. Nice to get different opinions from those that have fished the area more frequently.
Thanks Guys!

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Jason Boser

you can try leeches but I think your best bet is still jig and minnow. Jessie is a crawler lake but it is more early summer crawler it starts earlier than most.
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crappieslapper

It's all set, October 3-6th. Been watching the Forum and it sounds like the water temps are perfect, or will be by next week, and the walleyes are getting going.

Jason, we're going to throw the whole variety package at em'. Leeches, crawlers, and minnows. Find out what they like and hit it hard. Some reports have been saying leeches under the slip bobber have been getting nailed, others are hitting the fireballs and minnows, and some are going after spinners and lindy's. We might as well be prepared.

Any updates from now until next Thursday would be great.
Thanks, look forward to responses and we'll report back when we return.
Dan

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