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Granny

Catching trout on Loon

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Granny

I am going to be camping at Savanna this weekend and wondering what to use to catch some trout on Loon? We used Mepps spinners there about 15 years ago...didn't catch anything. Any other kind of rigs that would work good?
Also, the DNR report didn't show LM bass in Shumway. In the other Savanna post the guy was talking about catching LM last year. The survey was done in 1996, were these fish planted since then? Love bass fishing so I hope he is right! Thanks for any info.

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nice2th

I haven't been there for decades, but, believe it or not, we once caught trout on mini-marshmallows there.

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Slothin'02

Hello!

Seabass77 and I took the wives up to Savanna State Park this past weekend and hit Savanna, Shumway and Big Sandy.

Got a couple snakes on Savanna. Caught both large and smallmouth on Shumway as well as some northern, including one weighing in at 4lb 14oz.

A couple small northern on Big Sandy, but not much of anything else.

Hope this helps.


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Granny

Do you mind me asking what you were catching the smallies on? Sound like a good lake to toss the spinner bait. Thanks for the info

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Slothin'02

Seabass77 was jiggin' and casting for the most part and they got a couple.

We trolled around the shoreline and got everything on spinners. We were using yellows and rainbows with leeches. I'm sure a harness and crawlers would work just as well too.

It was our first time there and found it to be a very nice park. Have a good time!

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Granny

My girlfriend and I are taking a few of her nephews and nieces out to Savanna. Its been a long time since I have been there but I do remember that it was a very nice park. Should be a good time as long as it doesn't rain too hard. Thanks for the help. Granny

P.S. Any size to the LM?

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Sand Burr

Just to add a note:
My wife and kids went over to the swiming beach there last sat. while I was wrestling with the boat. She was very impressed with the whole set-up! She will probably end up there this sat. also if it gets as hot as forcasted. She liked the idea of having hiking trails for a break in the action also. I think they will have a blast!

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Granny

Savanna was very nice...even better than I remember. Shumway provided us with a lot of bass and pike action. Had a very nice pike (35"+) follow up my spinner bait. Did a little night fishing for LM and caught several bass in the 15"-18" range. Didn't get a chance to fish Loon. Thanks for the info. Brian

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    • BartmanMN
      Thanks Cliff. I am coming up for my week of paradise tomorrow as well.
    • tacklejunkie
      The last two times on the river have been slow to say the least. Trolled Shipping channels, river channels, and all the flats. Crawler harnesses and crank baits. Anybody having any luck out there?
    • gimruis
      If the water is that clear and you can see 17-20 feet down, the fish will be very spooky.  And if the sun is out, they will be looking for relief from the sun in the form of shade.  Night time might actually be a better option.
    • gimruis
      Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.
    • Mike89
      below the darn is a park there too if I remember right, Plus Garden City has a park by the river too I think..
    • Rick
      Good fishing in the Blue Earth river too. Also, a short drive to Rapidan can be productive.
    • Wanderer
      Welcome to the site @eg_gophers2124 I have never even seen the lake but these screen shots might help. Navionics Judging by the Lake Finder report, it’s a super clear lake; 17-20 foot clarity but with plenty of weeds. A couple shots of the weed report. Starting from scratch, I would head to the southwest area.  The southern basin has better looking structure too. You might do well simply working edges of the emergent weeds with spinnerbaits in low light and weedless frogs or spoons up in the weeds when it gets to be mid day.  Crawler under a slip bobber on the weed edges could do well also. It’s purely guessing on my part.  Hopefully someone with experience on the lake will chime in. Good luck!
    • Mike89
      walked that creek to the river many years!!!  again home area!!!!  
    • Rick
      Bring your spinning rod and fish for walleyes or white bass at the confluence. Wherever the river is pounding the shoreline fish the current breaks for big flatties. Heavy fiberglass rod with a sturdy baitcaster and 50 lb power pro line will be effective. Fish the head of snags for channels. Setup just like a Lindy rig for them with 1 oz to 5 oz no roll sinker and a big live bait like a 7" bullhead or even larger sucker for flatties. Use cut strips of bait off a large sucker or something similar for channels. Frogs can be good too. Have fun.
    • ifishwalleye
      Thank you Vermilliongold. This took care of the problem.