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I'm finally heading up to Park Rapids this weekend to do some fishing and I was wondering if anyone has been out chasing the smallies on Potato. If so, whats been working best?

Andy (Sami0015), if your still out there, where have you been? I haven't seen any posts from you in a while.

Nels

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I have said repeatedly that there are no smallies on Potato, however, if you insist on fisbhing them , try grubs shallow and topwater deep off the breaks, or husky jerks.........Tubes also can be effective in transition areas.......Good luck.

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Thanks JP,

Did I say Potato? I meant Tomato. I like the thought of smallies hitting a topwater. Hopefully the conditions will be right.

Any particular color that you would recomend for the grubs or tubes besides pumpkinseed?

Nels

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i have had success with jig-n-pigs worked along the rocks so far. the weather hasn't been the greatest for me yet so i haven't had the chance to try topwaters for smallies. i would try all 3 of the main rock piles. i have also had success down on the south end working the sharp breaklines that have cabbage near them.

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Thanks guys!

Andy-its good to see your still alive. It must be that your spending all of your spare time fishing.

I'll post my results when I get back.

Nels

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i wish i was.

i will be on Potato July 29th thru Aug 5th, if you are up there that week we should hit the water together.

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Andy - I'll be up the weekend of the 29th. Maybe you can teach me some of your tricks for those smallies.

Sat. morning I hit the water by 5:30. There was a little chop on the lake but I still managed to have a great morning. I think I caught and released about 12 smallies and saw a lot more fish that wouldn't strike. The next morning I dragged my brother in law with me and conditions were almost identical but we only caught 4 fish and hardly saw any. They must have been deeper. The wind didn't help at all either.

Nels

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I know we keep saying it sami0115, but let's plan on getting together once again during that time.

P.S. Funny stuff, Tomato does have a good smallie population....

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lets do it... i will be up for that whole week.

not that many people are familiar with Tomato Lake... its right near Potato. it has got a great population of big smallies. i don't know why people keep talking about Potato, all ive caught in there are bullheads and carp.

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NELS... that sounds good. e-mail me and lets find a time that works.

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