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LOOKING FOR SMALLIES

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Being relatively new to the LOW area, I've lived here less than a year, I could sure use some help targeting one of my favorite fish. Yes, I'm talking about smallmouth bass! There is nothing to compare to the smashing hit of of a big, old bronzeback. Sort of like hooking into the hind end of a running deer! They are especially fun to target in small rivers, which is how I got hooked on fishing for them. Can anyone give me a clue on where to start looking for them on LOW? Mind you, I'm not asking for your personal honey hole. Just a suggestion of a general area. Anybody interested in going out and targeting smallies with me can email me at:neonbeach@wiktel.com<P>------------------<BR>YOU CAN'T [PoorWordUsage] AN OLD [PoorWordUsage]'ER!

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fiskyknut

Well Dirtball you'll have to travel a ways. You can get them up around the angle in US waters. Canadian waters up there are full of them in places. The Rainy river has a good population of them too. A guy does get a few now and then along the S. shores. I get a few near Graceton reef, a few off of 12 mile, and a few out of 4mile bay each year as incidentals while Walleye fishing.<P>Fisky

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Scoot

The Clementson area can be dynamite in a month or a little more. Opener through mid June is island time- fishing out of Morson or boating in that direction can be great-Dawson, Painted and Split Rock, and that general area has some wonderful smallie fishing. I didn't do great last year- low water years seem to be tougher for me. But find a rocky shoreline with rocks the size of your fist to basketball sized rocks and your in business.<P>------------------<BR>Scoot<P>So I got dat goin’ for me… which is nice.

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Kaz

#1 Dirt: The Rainy River is a good bet. Check out where the Rapid River dumps into the Rainy. There is a launch up that way, east of Baudette....Another Smallie hunter Kaz

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kupcho

A few are around the long pt area as well. There is quite a few up north of garden by crowduck islands. That is a long ride if you have a smaller boat though. <P>Kupcho

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Many thanks to all of you that responded. Especially you KAZ. It sounds to me like you gave up one of your honey holes, which you certainly didn't have to do. Again , I thank everybody for the excellent post's. Just the kind of info I was looking for. Kaz, how about you and I hook up on open water and really give the smallies h***?<P>------------------<BR>YOU CAN'T [PoorWordUsage] AN OLD [PoorWordUsage]'ER!

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curt quesnell

Anywhere you have shallow rocks you will<BR>have Smallies on LOW. It doesnt matter<BR>where you are.<P>Any of the reef tops, any rock pile close<BR>to shore is a good place to hunt. I dont<BR>fish em but any time we are pulling Walleyes<BR>off of the shallow rocks, usually with Wave<BR>Buster bobbers, we catch Smallmouth too.<P>Long Point is a great area for this.<P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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