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ok all you fisherfolks out there.. i am new to this site and need ALL the info i can get about Johanna by brooton area.. i have a bass tourney there this weekend and all i know is its big and shallow w/lots of dead tomber.. anyone have any tips??

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Which tourney is that? A local league?

You are pretty much dead on with the lake. Almost too much structure. There isnt a TON of dead timber, just in a few places, more bullrushes than anything. There are a few key spots, but I'll keep those to myself wink.gif

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yes gull.. i am a member of the SW_MN-Basscasters club... all 15 of us.. lolif ya let me in on your secrets.. i can get ya in a tourney in July as a guest if ya like... we fish big birch and sauk in July 2 day tourney... johanna is just a sunday thing

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I'm pretty busy with tourneys the way it is, but shoot me an email since you asked nicely grin.gif lol

GullGuide at hotmail dot com.

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I agree with GullGuide that the fish are pretty much everywhere....or at least they used to be. The lake has pretty much gone in the tank the last few years. Went there on opener and came up empty. frown.gif

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I got the same report Leech,

My dad and his buddy fish a local league and for the heck of it they went out there on Sunday. I think he said they got 2 fish for an entire afternoon of fishing...pretty dismal.

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Johanna is basically a flooded slew but it does hold plenty of fish, mostly northern pike and bullhead. Once you get on the lake (there is only one acess) if you look to the south you will see what resembles a point which is really a sand bar (don't try to cross it, it is usally very shallow). just on the other side where the main land start there is a sandy shore u shaped shore line. out from that shore line is a deeper hole which holds walleye and large pan fish. I would start along that shore line to begin. If that doesn't produce bass try around the nearby island. it has a significant drop off and it is used as a nesting ground by various birds. I know this shore line and the bay just to the east usually produces fish. Give it try and let me know how you do.

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thanks for the info ronny!! i appreciate it and hopefully we will do well... what do u find best to use for bass on johanna?? anything that you prefer?

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White spinnerbaits or buzzbaits. Also try 7 inch pumpkinseed Berkley powerbaits.

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thanks leech!! i have both white spinners and buzzers... not sure bout the color of my powerbaits though... i was told purple worms were also a good option?

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I haven't had much luck with purple worms there. I prefer to use a more natural colored worm, such as pumkinseed, because Johanna is a fairly clear lake. Its worked for me in the past so I just stuck with it.

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i have a silly ? for you leech... if u like white spinnerand buzz baits.. do you think a awhite berkeley power minnow would work also.. as i have those too... heck maybe you should come fish it for me

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We've tried white worms as well with little success. We figure that buzzbaits and spinnerbaits are reaction strike lures. Meaning that bass don't really get to have a good look at them before they strike. White with silver blades is good for getting their attention. Powerbaits, such as worms, are fished at a slower pace. The bass have alot more time to decide if they want to eat it or not. Does this make sense? It does for me.

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yes it makes total sense leech... but this BLASTED weather doesnt!!! i am sick of rain and sounds like more rain 4 the tourney tomorrow
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thought i would let you all know... the bass were KIlling finesse worms yesterday!! i got my biggest bass ever at 5.lbs 11 oz.and a 4 fish limit of 14.6 lbs!! TY to ALL who gave me info! now i wanna go fish it again today but noone will go with me!! lol shocked.gif

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leech..when we hitting johanna?? im wantin to get out t here again SOON!!!! i live in benson so im not too far away

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