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We are going to be staying on lake Mary the second week in July. Where are the best spots to fish on the lake. Also, what kind of bait is being used to catch bass, walleye, and northern.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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I stayed on Mary over Memorial Day weekend. There is a sandbar on the west side of the lake near the north end that is rather popular. Go north and look for all the boats.

As for the best bait: on memorial day weekend I found that a close shave, some cologne, a campfire, and s'mores produced the best "catch" of the weekend....and she's cute too wink.gif

Now of course the question is "is she a keeper" or is this more of a catch and release kind of thing.......?

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What brand of cologne was that, and how much do you put on?... smile.gif

Walleyes on Mary should be partial to crawlers and leeches this time of year. Rig a crawler harness with a hammered copper or gold spinner. The bar on the north-west side is a popular starting point for 'eyes. There is another on the south-west side that has a rock-pile off the end...another good spot to look.

As for bass and northerns, look along the pencil reeds with topwater cranks or texas rigged plastics for bass. Northerns, similar pattern, or even go with a lindy rig and sucker minnow. Look to the small bay on the south end of the lake ('little mary') for some good bassin' and panfish....especially where the creek from Pocket flows in.

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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Not a bad 4 th on Mary, i think your best bet for Bass and Nothern would be to act like you are fishing for Walleye, i found i caught more Bass and Northens that way then i did actually fishing for them. If you do decide to hit the little creek the flows in from Pocket Lake on Little Mary, Please go slow when you are in there there are 2 families of Loons that nest in that region and the less wake and noise all the better, be sure to keep your eyes open on the open water for them also it's quite a sight to see.

Thanks and Good Luck.

P.S. be sure to post a report. :-P

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