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I'm not an expert fisherman by any means, but I usually can get a couple of fish a weekend in between cabin repairs doing the standard lindy rig or little joe spinner thing. Since the 4th of July this year I cannot buy a bite. Last weekend I was marking a bunch of fish 18-22' down in 32' of water but couldn't get them to bite, so I can't tell you what they were. I'm planning on trying it some bobber fishing and crankbait trolling this weekend, I'll let you know if I figure anything out. I have seen an occasional boat out there VERY late at night, but like I said, I'm not dedicated (crazy?) enough to be out fishing at midnight or later.

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What's been going on with Little Pine all summer? Been hearing from family members that larger fish (outside slot)have been showing quite a bit...so I will be chasing them this late summer/early fall. I know last year there was a fantastic night (I mean like 2:A.M.)trolling bit - but how has everyone else been doing so far this year?

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I have not had a chance to fish much out there since the opener, but I do know that we caught plenty of nice fish that were put back in, including a 28 and 26 within 45 minutes of each other. I am really looking forward to the fall bite. I expect to do quite well.


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...fantastic night bite eh??

I've never been on either Big or Little Pine but thinking about trying it this fall.

Is the night bite really that good on LP?? A co-worker said the water is murky and that it can't be that good at night. He's wrong isn't he??

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