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Is anybody fishing for bass in this area -forest lake itself especially- I want to get out and run top waters in the morning and evening and spinners during the day, is this a good idea? That's how I do it up north. If anyone has any suggestions, please drop me a line, thanks!

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Prod- I have not fished Forest yet this year. But I would expect that it will be similar to many of the lakes in our area. Fishing has been tough the last week or so.. Post Spawn blues. Things should pick up in a week or so. Not sure if I would do a whole lot of top water yet.. but you can sure give it a shot. Spinnerbaits could pull some fish. I just came off chisago and caught all my fish on a do nothing worm (senko copy) Biggest fish came on a splitshot rig in about 10 feet of water.

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thanks for the advice - maybe I will try a power worm on the edge of the weedline. Or maybe live bait rig, I have found that to be a real killer. It still may be to early for that - like you said another week should do it!

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I think deitz is right. Bass fishing has cooled a bit this week. Probably post spawn like he said and also a little cold front came through. I caught a few on chisago yesterday and big marine today but they werent exactly jumping in the boat. Mostly small males I assume with only a rare 16+ inch fish. My wife had the biggest one for the day today but it jumped and spit the hook. Looked to be about 18-19 inches. We were fishing all plastic worms. I caught some in the slop and only a couple on a deep cabbage weed edge about 14 fow throwing a perch crank.

ON a side note I did catch a fairly descent northern ( about 27 inches) fishing eyes with a slip bobber and a leech. I rarely keep fish but I kept him and he deep fried up real good.

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