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Going to Namakan Sept.8 for a week. Had trouble last year getting live bait at that time so our group did a lot of trolling with stick baits,shad raps,and rattle traps. We had fair success. Would like any info on locations, baits,and depths for even more success with Walleyes,pike,smallies,and crappies. Anybody know a bait shop that will produce that late in the season?

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Jim W

Try the Gateway store off of highway 53. Theyshould be open!

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DW,I agree with Jim I know Gateway Store is open at that time, usually 7 to 7 or somthing like that. Another bait shop South of there is Cold Springs, but there hours vary. Trolling as you mention will get you the most pike and smallies but few Walleyes. The time frame you're talking is usually jig and minnow time for eyes. Normally I'd fish between 30-40+ with a jig and a good ole fat head chub, get the right kind of jig head and you can double hook your minnow. The Gateway does have about the largest jig head selection in the area, many good three color combos and nice gold plated long hook jig heads. Crappies might be scarce depending on water temperatures but the mouth of Ash River might be good. Anyone else?

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I have caught crappie in sullivan bay in late summer but the water temp is too high normally the mouth of the river has too much traffic going to the main lake ,that'll drive you crazy, crappies will be tough , but on the other hand mr pike will be tying on his feed bag and I have trolled right at the mouth of nebraska bay with bluefox chartruse no.6 and got big pike 10 plus and all the sharp drop offs from the weed beds just where they drop into deepper water 15-20 ft at the edges I use spiderwire and a swivel sinker 3/4 oz with a 6 ft leader tied to whatever bait I am using I have caught the biggest pike on the blue fox series mostly chartruse fire tiger spoons work great too , a suick in the early mornings in deep bays right in the weeds did produced two 8 pounders last summer aug 25 and many 5 pounders all over the lake I even went back to old reliable dare devil spoon red and white not many people use this thing anymore it works Great when retrived slow use the bigger one 3/4 oz, the pike primarily hit chartruse and red, white with silver works well in the am I have found, Mr wallie has to wait when I'm fishing for pike,

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Thanks for the Bait shop info. We will check them out. I'm looking forward to trying all the spots everyone has mentioned.

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