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Grand Rapids Winnie fishing report 7-12-04

Wow what a cool storm on sat. night, you would think storms like that would slow down the fishing alittle, but they just keep biting. I was at the women on water contest yesterday at the Pines resort. What a neat contest 40 boats of teams of 2 women in a boat doing it all. It is a good contest. They came in with not so many fish but we all had fun. There are lots of walleye in the lake but most of them haven’t gotten to that 14 in. range yet. Lots of fish coming off the humps and bars yet in that 21-24 ft of water, still some fish coming in on stony and ravens and even up shallow in by the three sisters. Shiners are hard to come by they get some river shiners and they will work well but for the most part we are using rainbows and chubs. The bar fish can all be caught on leeches and crawlers and the cranks are starting to go pretty well too. The only thing that can shut us down now are the hatches, we have had a couple but not the big ones too much yet.
Other area lakes are still doing pretty well too. Sand has started going pretty well on the humps west of the island and the bars to the north, Bowstring is still doing well,Trout lake is still kicking out those big fish (that need to be released) out in the deep water,swan and splithand also biting real well. In July now we cant expect days of fishing like we did in the earlier part of the year but for mid summer bite it is going pretty well. Its time for family and friends going out catching fish and having a good fish fry so don’t forget to try our fish breading. Charlies gone fishing and fishing fever you won’t be disappointed.
Good luck fishing

Jason Boser
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218-327-2191
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Jason, How have you been fishing on Trout lake? I was rigging the bars the other night but it was impossible because of all of the boats anchored. Some were doing pretty good slip bobbering at dusk. I was just interested to see if anyone else was catching fish by doing something besides anchoring. Thanks
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jason, that was quite a storm on Sat night. I was camping on Pokegama that weekend. I think if I wasn't in my tent, it would have washed away, or blown away,..LOL We caught a lot of those Rock bass around the weeds, a lot of Perch, and some nice Smallmouth. It was plenty of actioin to keep everyone happy, but we never really made it out into the deeper water or fished for any walleye/northern like I wanted to.-Later!

Dustin

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    • Mike89
    • Kettle
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    • smurfy
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    • JerkinLips
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    • JerkinLips
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