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Jason Boser

Grand Rapids Winnie fishing report 5-17-04

Another opener has came and went. We opened on Cass with water temps around 48 degrees pretty cold. We found fish in some deep water mostly around 15-18 ft. We were using 1/8 oz jigs with a shiner minnow, and the best presentation was slow.most the fish would take the bait when you were hardly moving. All the big sand flats and points had some fish, but you would get one chance at them and you were searching for a new bite. All and all it wasn’t too bad.
Around G.R. I haven’t heard much. Winnie was O.K.but that was about it. They were getting fish on the North shore, East shore,on the river channel, by tamarack and in by Halbrecks. The fish were alittle deeper around the 10 ft. range. The people fishing shallower than that were having a tough time. As the water warms abit it should get nothing but better.
Sand Jessie and Bowstring were pretty tough. Nobody I talked to did well there.
Hope your opener was a good one and I will see you on the water.
Jason Boser
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Jessie and Bowstring had more boats then fish caught from what I saw and heard. It can only get better, hopefully by Memorial weekend or the first week of June.

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Our shack fishing contest that had about 20 guys entered, had two fish by the 5:00 weigh-in on Saturday. Snakes and perch. I was optimistic on Saturday until i turned on the graph and saw that the water temp was 42 deg. The highest I saw all weekend was 47 and that included going into 2 ft of water. It's gotta go up over the 50 deg. mark to turn them on, in my opinion.

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I forgot to mention that is was Bowstring that we were fishing.

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I agree that 50 degrees seems to be the turn on point for walleye. From everyone I talked to it was slow at best. I am going to start hitting the lakes this week, the opener is just too crowded for me. Hopefully we will get a few sunny calm days but the forecast doesn't seem too warm coming up. At least the crowds will be down. It can only get better!!!

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