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Smitty

Heading up to Big Pine Friday-Monday for a long weekend outing with Dad. Any news on the bite there recently would be greatly appreciated.

Hey Paul, hows that Little Pine night bite going? I know we probably didn't pick the best weekend, new moon and all, but it's the only weekend we could get free AND get a cabin. Staying at Regbnue Havn (sp??)so if you're in the area stop by, always room in the boat... We'll be arriving Friday afternoon and leaving Tuesday morning.

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Paul Rohweller

Last sat the crankers showed up about 6 pm and were all gone by 10, not a good sign but I do know that using livebait in the same areas turned some decent fish there over the weekend.. The lake levels have dropped significantly since your last visit, bring a spare prop..I might take you up on the offer, need to get down that way.....Paul

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Pine to Prairie Guide Service
218-962-3387
N.P.A.A. 425
http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

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Smitty

Well, we'll give it a try anyway.. I just pulled up the forecast and the weather doesn't look to great either (windy and rain all weekend).. :-(

Guess I'd better put the standup top back on the boat!!! If ya can't find me for some reason just page me at 515-235-0861 (don't always carry my cell on my hip since I dropped one in Big Pine in August!! LOL)..

Any Big Pine reports out there???

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Smitty

Hey Paul, didn't see ya around this weekend. Don't tell me those measly 30-35mph NW winds and a little cold front (oh yea, and the sleet yesterday while we were on Big Pine) kept you indoors!!!

All my floor storage doors on teh boat were frozen shut this morning when I went to put things away in the boat too!! LOL

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Paul Rohweller

Naaa it wasnt so much the weather as it was the mominlaw in the hospital that slowed me up, it was nasty tho eh? Back at it this weekend.... Paul

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Pine to Prairie Guide Service
218-962-3387
N.P.A.A. 425
http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

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Smitty

Good luck this weekend. On Little Pine we did pretty well, although we had to throw back 2-3 for every one in the "keeper" range most nights. It was pretty predictable in that you could expect things to start up around 7:00pm or shortly after with 8:00-9:00 being the best time. We had multiple instances where we had 2-3 fish within a 10 minute period. It seemed at 9:00 though the fish turned into pumpkins, as things completely shut down. I don't think we caught any fish (ok, except for 2 bullheads that tried to mess with me one night) between 9:00 and 10:30, at which point we called it quits each night. Maybe they start up again later, but our patience was thin by then. I was amazed in that between all 4 nights, we were the ONLY boat in the area for all but about 1 hour 1 evening. You were right on that the ramp is REALLY shallow. A couple times I had to push the boat off the trailer, and then put on the hipboots and to out to push it off the gravel. Prop survived with only a couple minor abrasions (it's stainless though).

Big Pine was tough during the day. It was just too rough to work any defined structure, so we ended up trolling some edges or drifting holes or flats with Lindys and minnows. Not really our plan of attack when we got there, but it was impossible to work sharp breaks. I'd say we only averaged 3-4 total eyes per day there, with a total of 2 keepers for 3 days on Big Pine.

Oh well, all in all better than being at work!!!!

Later

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Paul Rohweller

Thanks for the update smitty...
Two days without a cigarette here. I havent had the urge to kill anything yet. I think some walleyes are going to pay the price sunday tho....IB Hungry! Paul

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Pine to Prairie Guide Service
218-962-3387
N.P.A.A. 425
http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

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    • Jmnhunter
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