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Hello from Hawaii, I will be fishing LOTW last couple days of May, first couple of June with a good FMer buddy of mine (Casaloma) from Duluth. We will be staying @ Zipple. I believe he has arranged a guided trip at least one day. I'm going to hold off buying any tackle until I get there to travel lighter. Is there a good tackle store at the resort, or at least nearby where I could get jigs, spinners, rapalas, line, bobbers, etc? Thanks in advance. I'm really looking foreward to fishing your waters.

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Kaz

Yup, stop a Log Cabin Bait. Steve has all of the tackle you'll need for a good day on the pond!!! He has the CHEER in the store next door too.. Zipple will treat you well too... Have fun when you get here.... Kaz grin.gif

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Casaloma

Hello All... Here's a couple questions for ya. Please reply & feed the bugs that are crawling around in my head.

What areas would you fish if you were to stay at Zipple Bay Resort? Is it feasable to take a 16 ft with a 25horse on it over to the mouth of the Rainy Rvr? Is the main lake basin where you would go for Eyes or stay in the bay?

Thanks for any & all information!

-Later, CLoma

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Casaloma

Hey, Ainokea, look forward to fishing with you soon!

As you can see by the response to our posts- EVERYWHERE IS GOLDEN ON LOTW-

The fishing is so good we wont even need Aloha tips as to the season...

This is the Most Viewed & Least Active FM areas out there. You guys should be proud, or ashamed.... Hard to tell which..

See yousoon - CLoma

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Hines R

Guys just don't seem to be posting much yet. Things really crank up when it gets to be June and July because that's when some of the best fishing is on the lake.

I wouldn't worry about needing to get over to the gap if your running out of Zipple. Lots of places all along that shoreline that will produce fish especially at that time of year. You can fish the shoreline basically from Morris Point Gap all the way up towards long point and do very well. Fishing should still be good up near shore in the sand so it's a good time to fish if you don't have a big boat or are using a rental. When I say up close I mean anywhere from probably 10 feet out to deeper. My bet for that time would be from 12 to 20 feet of water. Just drift until you lock into depths that are productive.

Stop at Log Cabin, or the resorts always have the basics. Your going to be using a spinner with either an inline 1 oz to 1 1/2 oz(I Prefer) weight, or a bottom bouncer type weight. I wouldn't worry about things to much until you get here. The main color for spinner rigs is hammered brass. Keep in mind that depending on the type of bait that is hot guys usually tend to buy 3 hook spinner rigs for worms. 1 bigger hook for shiner, and 2 hookers for leeches. I suspect it will still be a shiner bite when you guys are their so I would recommend having some hammered brass spinners that are designed for minnows.

Don't be afraid to just move around a little and follow the boats a bit. You'll figure out what is working for you and then you'll be off and running.

Ryan

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Casaloma

All good things in all good time, Ryan. Much appreaciated!

We'll post a return report. Its rare I get one of the Buds who taught me to SCUBA & Fish in HI to visit MN & last time Ainoka came we were Ely-ites. Then we talked about a LOW Trip, now its going to happen. Brass will be on hand...

With that said I regret my post about area tight-lippedness. It might be all the commercials boasting 100 eyes/day, or my own desire to show an out of town friend a good time..May-hap even a Run For The Roses.. Good fishing to all & looking forword to being on Zipple & LOW.

Good Fishing!

-CLoma

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Hines R

I'm up this Friday through Monday. The whole family is coming with so it won't be a super hardcore fishing trip. I'll try to post what I know about the fishing after I get back.

This time of year it's just usually not that specific a pattern. We did fine on opener and never fished shallower than 12 feet. I read a post somewhere that some guys had done really well in 9 or 10 feet.

As long as the weather cooperates a little bit with wind, and you get some stable weather you should have some really good days of fishing.

Ryan

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