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Jason Boser

Grand Rapids Winnie fishing report 5-24-04

WOW what a week. The weather has turned around for us up here and it was beautiful. Sunny and calm just perfect days for Red Lake, So off we went. I know red lake is a drive and all but if you have never experienced it you have to take the plunge. Limits of 10 crappies all 13-15 inches long is the norm. little fatheads and an 1/8 oz fireball are all you need. Make sure you use bright colors cause the water is like ice tea up there.
Winnie just wont quit the walleyes have been going better all the time. The west shore seems to be holding the most fish right now in the 7.5-9 ft of water. With the weather calm I have had to go down to a 1/16 oz jig at times but the fish are still going well.
If you need a smaller lake try out Split hand, Sand, Bowstring, Jessie all have been doing ok but I’m guessing with this warm up things are really going to take off.
Good luck fishing
Jason Boser
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