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Anyone want to guess at when the spring northern bite will be on? The ice is going little by little on the river and I'm just itching to go. Thanks much for any replies.

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fiskyknut

Frenzy, it's starting to pick up steam now. I've spent quiet a few hours down there over the past week. Tough, tough, tough, up until 2 days ago when I finally got a couple and saw a couple more caught. Spoke with a buddy down there yesterday afternoon and there had been a half dozen caught that afternoon. I blew it off yesterday on account of rain.....I'm not one to sit in the car and watch the bobber from afar! Lot's of fish up in the ditches at this time, they're starting to filter on down though. I'm gonna head down there again this afternoon to wet a line.<P>One last thing Frenzy.....Can I get you to cast some weights for me? What I'd like is a weight like your trolling weights but with just a swivel or preferably just a loop/ring on just the skinnier end. Kind of like a bell sinker but on that trolling weight style.....Know what I mean?<P>fiskyknut

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Lip RIPPER!

Fisky, any size to the fish?

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fiskyknut

Guy from ND got one 38 yesterday. He was fishing with 2 lines and was going to keep that fish till he was informed of the regs!!! Warden dropped in shortly after he pulled his extra line out! I know this older gentleman from my GFKS days as he owned a butcher shop and fishes frequently. I watched this guy land 2 11+ pound walters thru the ice on the Red, made me a believer in bladebaits that nite. He also horned in on me bigtime once during the GFKS Catfish tourney. I see him up here every spring so I would guess he knows the regs!!! The 2 I caught on Wednesday were mid 30's, and the other fish yesterday I was told were low 30's.....So no size yet! Any day now!!!<P>Fisky

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AaronM

Fisky-Thanks for the info. For the weights, you want nothing on the bigger end, just a swivel/loop on the skinny end? I sure could do that, just let me know at [email protected] when you need them, amounts, sizes, ect..I'll be gone for the weekend so I'll get back to you on Sunday. Happy Fishing!

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ffrenzy, did you ever come up with a 1 1/4 inline sinker mold?<P>------------------<BR><B>Old Guide Charters</B><BR>Lake of the Woods<BR><A HREF="http://fishingmn.com/oldguidecharters/" TARGET=_blank>http://fishingminnesota.com/oldguidecharters/</A><BR>Call Toll Free:1-800-952-(9484)

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AaronM

OldGuide, I did get my hands on one, but it would never cast right. Tried a couple of different things with no luck. I think I'm just going to forget about it for the summer.

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AaronM

Fished a bit tonight. Slow action. Saw one fish caught in 2 hours. Anyone have any reports from earlier in the day?

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AaronM

Well, the run is winding down, does anyone have any tips for late spring northerns?

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fiskyknut

Frenzy.....Try up around Elm, also out on 5 mile can see big pike. If possible go and catch or trap yourself some Redtails, Creek Chubs, and Common Shiners. They really like these and get bit a whole lot more than the baitshop Sucker minnows folks buy.<P>I am still waiting on a buddy to let me know how many of those sinkers he may want on top of what I want, I'm thinking around 50 each of each size for myself. I'll get ahold of you to whip some out once he gets back to me. Do you make Bottom Bouncers too? I'd like some on a straight wire shaft about 10 inches, with loop at top, ala slipbouncer.<P>Regards....Fisky

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AaronM

Just let me know whenever you need the sinkers. For the bottom bouncers I'll be able to let you know in a few days if thats going to work out. Happy Fishing!

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