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AJWALLEYE

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AJWALLEYE

Just wondering if any of you guys can steer an open water LOW rookie in the right direction on where to fish on LOW or Rainy River. I'm taking about 7 guys up with me and i'm not too experienced with open water up there. Best live bait? Presentation? Depth? I only have a 16ft. boat so any wind may keep us within Pine Island or the River. We,re staying at Adrians on Wheeler's Point just to give you guys a reference point. I fished out there(the protected bay)last fall, and even here it can get a little rough for my modest boat. We did catch quit a few jumbo perch and some small walleye's and sauger's here in about 8ft. of water on fatheads. However, I have no exp. on early open water up here, is it too late for any sort of bite on the river? Any advice will be helpful.<P><BR>AJWALLEYE

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AJWALLEYE

Also, is there EVER a nightbite on LOW or the Rainy for walleyes or saugers or is it always pretty slow?<P>AJWALLEYE

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Kaz

AJ, I think I'd start at the green buoy just outside the Gap and work my way west toward Morris Point. As long as you are staying at Adrian's, check with Brian or Cory as to what bait and rigs are working best. They want you to catch fish, so they'll give you the right scoop.... Your boat should work OK, you'll see lots of boat your size out there, and the resorts rent that same size too. If you have a Marine radio, defintly bring it along. You can listen to the charters and others to see what their doing....Kaz

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Wiskers

If the wind is ok, your best bet is to watch the charters and stay near them.. The gap is a good spot.<P>Night time is very good fishing on LOW..nice and quiet, no bugs, pretty skyline but the catching is almost nonexistant... LOW is one of the few lakes that the Eyes dont eat at night.. go figure..<P>Hope you fellas have a good time.. ... thats what it is all about... <P>------------------<BR><A HREF="http://wiskersguidingservice.com" TARGET=_blank>Wiskers Guiding Service</A><BR>Red River, Red Lake River & Minnesota River,for Channel Cats, Flatheads & Walleyes<BR>Crookston, MN<BR> [email protected]<P>218-280-0442

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fiskyknut

Kaz is steering you right, there should be a good bite going in the shallows from the gap all the way west along that south shore of Traverse, I kind of favor the Morris and Zippel areas myself. The river has year around resident fish that are catchable. If it's really windy you can stay on the river and still fish with confidence that the fish are in there too.<P>The first few weeks of June are probably the easiest time of the openwater season to catch numbers of fish, it can be, and most days are downright easy! I suppose if you have a hard time finding fish you could follow the charter boats around! Lot's of folks do!<P>As long as we don't get a big blow or wicked cold front the Walleyes should be easy to find and snappin good out there that time of year.<P>fiskyknut

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AJWALLEYE

Thanks for the tips guys! I'll let you know what the death toll is when we return!!<P><BR>AJWALLEYE

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