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Plastics for Rainy river october trip


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Hi guys,
we have our second annual trip to fish the rainy later in october. We had a blast last year jigging with shiners. I want to try some plastics this year and I am looking for some specific suggestion. Would anyone want to suggest a few types / colors.. that they had had success with. Thanks

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I've had great success on the Rainy River with Ring-n-Grubs. White Firetails were the most productive, but the Charteuse's were good too. They give off a large profile and really have "appeal" in the stained water.

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As Matt has offered, the Ring-n-Grubs are good producers for many who fish Rainy. On the same line though, try some 3" Power Bait twisters and 3" minnows, both the in Walleye (red label) formula. Exude twisters are another good choice. Another Catch-n tackle product if you are finding fish in a neutral mood is the Monster doo. These are a "do nothing" bait. Hang'em on a jig large enough that it will stay straight beneath the boat as you drift. Keep it off the bottom a foot or two. Hold onto the rod! When fishing the doo's, I tend to do better using the more natural colors on a black or purple head.

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Styx,

Last year in October we had our best luck with Ring-N Grubs and jigs.
More info can be seen on the Ring-N Grubs at Catch-N Tackle

For Walleyes we caught all of ours on Super-Do Plastics and jigs. You can also find these at the link that's provided. On our trip last year plastics outfished a jig and minnow about 8 to 1

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I also have had great luck with the Ring-N grubs. I also really like to put them on a Rattle jig. They can be found at JR's Tackle

[This message has been edited by BDR (edited 09-15-2004).]

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

The Super Do's at Catch-N tackle were dynamite on the Rainy River October walleyes.

The walleyes feed on a small lamprey native to the Rainy River and the Super Do's mimic them nicely.

We also fished the Ring-N Grubs and the Ring-N Tubes. Those worked great on the smallies. You can see Paul, Dennis and I on the upper left front page holding some October Rainy river smallies at:
http://clementsonresort.com

Dennis and I caught 16 nice walleyes to someone else's 2 walleyes in a short outing. Guess who used the live bait and it wasn't Dennis or I grin.gif

You can see the Super Do's and Ring-N's at:
http://Catchn.com

(hint: Crawdad,Pumpkin, Beetle juice in the do's and black shad, june bug, and white firetail Ring-N's)

Another hint: I didn't use livebait the entire trip and someone else was hard pressed to use plastic - very hard pressed smile.gif -Guess who finally switched)

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styx,
When will you be on the river in October?
Rick,Paul and myself will be up mid October and will be staying at Clementsons.Its a good place to stay because we can get to the lake or fish a good section of river with a short drive.
Maybee we will bump into you.Look for three guys with tangled lines in a River Pro. smile.gif

As for the plastics....Ya what those guys said. smile.gif
The Super Do's work great when the fish are looking for a subtle action.They also are a little more streamlined and will get to the bottom in faster current. superdo.jpg
My favorite however is the Ring-n-Grub.They are my go to bait for river eye everywhere.The rings give off vibrations as well as give the bait a larger profile for its weight,allowing it to drop a little slower.Looks like a meaty easy meal to a walleye.Yum Yum!
Ringngrubs.jpg

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Catch-N's Do's are a 5-inch plastic, which are bigger than your typical 4-inch ones. The 5 inchers are larger, longer and wider both in the body and the tail. They can also be trimmed to any length too. A very versatile tool to have.

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We used plastics almost exclusivly on our last trip to that area and they accounted for some of the best fish. Ring'N grubs as mentioned are excellent as are the Super Do's. The chartreuse sparkle 5" Super Do was a hot one for us. Don't forget about the Ring'N tubes - those accounted for a lot of fish for us when conditions were tougher - slow action and soft texture make this a great alternative to live bait when the bite is tough..
http://www.catch-n.com/plastics.html

Another one that we had great luck with was the King Grub by T.J.'s Tackle. We picked up some real nice eyes and pike with that larger profile grub loaded with salt. The chartreuse glitter was hot for us.

KingGrub.jpg

http://www.tjtackle.com/KingGrub.htm

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There are a lot of differant types of plastics that will work. Plastic profile, action, and texture is the key. Color can be helpful as well.

We just happen to know 1st hand what definitely works in the Rainy River, Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.

This is a great time of year to try plastics. Personally I won't bring any bait going after walleyes, smallies, other bass, and crappies.

Odds are very good plastics will out-produce live bait consistently this time of year and forward.

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