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Musky Mike

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Musky Mike

Fishing the Rum for the 1st time. Hard to beleive,huh? Launching Sat. at park in Anoka. Does anyone have any suggestions on which way to go. Upriver or down. Thanks.

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Daze Off

I'm with EBass on this one - have caught footballs in either direction. Actually had my starter battery go dead once in late November south of the Hwy 10 bridge at sundown. Used trolling motor to get near streetlight so I could see enough to use the pull rope. About that time it also started to snow heavily to make matters worse --- anyway got her started and we limped up to the landing in the dark with dinner-plate snowflakes filling up the boat....

Say hi if you see me on the river - got a black Lund Explorer but have been seen in a Nissan bass boat also....

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Musky Mike

Did OK, but not great. Caught 1 18.25", it had to be the fattest 18" I've ever seen. Caught it on a 1/2 oz. chartreuse spinnerbait. Had a couple bite offs. A handfull of other smallies. The water was REALLY cloudy. I may have seen you. My gal was with and talking to a big guy in a bass boat w/ 150 Merc. about a HUGE spider on the fishing dock. I was in a 16 ft. white starcraft v-hull. Definitely going back. Thanks for the info. and the great inter. site. Fish on boy's!

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EBass

Whoops, looks like this is a bit late. You can go both up or down. I like to go up because incase anything malfunctions I can float back down. But once in a while I'll go down stream. The water should be ripping. How did you do?

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EBass

That's not too bad MuskyMike. There are days when they are active and other times go home skunked. The rum is always cloudy except real late fall. Which way did you go. BigMike and I are going out today to see what we can muster up.

Later EBass

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Musky Mike

Went up to the bunker bridge and drifted down. Most of the action was off of the bank wood. Besides spinnerbaits we caught fish on brown jig/pork combo's. Tried some topwater, but no luck. Do you ever hit the miss. inLittle falls. Done very well there. If so, do you know where the smallies go later in the fall. Thanks.

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Never Mind

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BigMike

Since yesterday was such a perfect day to be on the water - Ebass & I took a half day from work and hit the Rum. HAHA BLB & HT grin.gif. We didn't have a lot of action, just a handful of pocket bass (bass under 12'') & EB hooked a nicer smallie but snapped at the boat (it wasn't my fault this time wink.gif). Plus EB picked up a small northern and I had my first rum river walleye. The action wasn't "great", but you can't beat being outside fishing on a beautiful river on a perfect fall day - knowing you could be at work right now grin.gif.

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Musky Mike

Sure does beat a day at work. I did notice that I marked a lot of fihh in deeper water. How late in the year do you hit the Rum. I've hit the ol miss right up to thanksgiving some years. Doing some 'skie fishing this weekend in Turtle Lake,Wisc. area. Colder nights should start turning them on a little. Later.

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Last year I fished the Rum into early December but not likely to do that again....WAY to cold.....LOL but we were still catching some pretty nice fish.

Big Mike - you'll appreciate this - hit the smallies big time on Little Birch Lake near Melrose - a couple of 19's and a ton of 15-18's. Throw in a 20" LM for good measure....

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