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Fall Walleyes & Smallies - Rainy River

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

I'm planning a fall trip to really get after some 18" and BIGGER smallies and a ton of walleyes this fall.

I say this because you will want to book your cabin soon with Sandee at Clementson Resort - Click here.

I believe you will see some nice pics of Paul, Dennis and myself from last fall holding smallies (released). You should have seen the walleyes.

Oh yeah, most of the walleyes were taken on Super-doos while competing with live bait. Plastics won 10-1. You can see the super-doos we were using at:

We took the smallies on Ring-n tubes which can be found at the same site.

[This message has been edited by Rick (edited 08-30-2004).]

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Hey Rick,
Thanks for the response to my other post on using plastics on the Rainy. I purchased a bunch and can't wait to get their later in october. I have a couple of questions for you;
1. What size jigs are best with the super dos and ring N grubs? I know it depends on the current but any general suggestion?
2. You mentioned finding rocky structure on the river to fish smallies. Since this is only our 2nd trip I am not as familiar with the river. Any pointers to narrow down the search?

We will be staying at riverbend resort.


[This message has been edited by styx (edited 09-22-2004).]

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The rocks aren't hard to find, a lot of times they're sticking out of the water, or you can key on areas with rocks on shore. Trust your electronics, and you'll find fish. As far as jig size, I got by with 1/2 oz last weekend, and 3/8 may have been enough in some areas. Bring 3/8 up to an ounce, and you'll be covered. The rod you use is pretty important too. You have to have something with a good backbone, and a very sensitive tip. I like them in the 6'6" or 7' range ( I really like the Cabelas Guide Series rods), with spinning reels, and 6-8lb low stretch line. One other pointer, Glen, the guy who owns the resort you're staying at, is a great source of honest information on where to go, and what to use. Talk to him when you get there, and he'll steer you right.

Fish on gotta go--JON

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Looking for a partner Ripper, it's $166 per person if you're interested.

Fish on gotta go--JON

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I am already in. I was just curious to see who else was fishing in it. Thanks for the offer though.

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