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Nice cool nights and warm days have brought us some good fishing action. Water temps are in the 68-72 range and there are fish all over. For musky we have been having the best luck throwing top-water on the steep breaks with some cabbage. Pike action is also picking up with spinner-baits and jerk/gliders being the best baits. Thick cabbage next to deep water is best.

Walleye have been going great on jigs and minnows in the weeds and Lindy rigs with leeches or crawlers on the steep breaks in 17-25 feet of water. Jumbo perch are also holding well in the cabbage but also going great on some of the deeper rocks. Slip bobers with minnows and Glow Optic jigs have been great. The big bluegills are also invading the cabbage and make for a nice mixed bag this time of year. Good luck and remember to let the pigs go and grow for next year!

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Thanks for the report.That's just what I've been looking for, HOWEVER, how an I supposed to wait til the 15th to get up there?HA!! It is hard to concentrate on work etc. when my mind is on an upcoming Cass trip . SIGH, such is life . Anyway always look for your reports, so thanks again.

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Brian or Beef,

Can you tell me what type of minnows you are using for eyes with jigs?


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Crawlers have been HOT for eye's...But when we switch to Jig/Minnow combos, I like to find the largest Fat Heads/Chubs around...Lately Froggy's has had an AWESOME supply...Mark at Bluewater has also had a GREAT supply to..What I mean by AWESOME and GREAT is in the size of the Fathead/Chub..As the water and air temp cools I will then switch over to a shiner...Hope this helps...But don't forget to still try using crawlers!!!!


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