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Stick 'Em
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:29 PM 05/28/07 (CST)
Finally!!! Bass opener has come and gone in the great state of Minnesota. I was supposed to go to Mille Lacs and get down on some lunker smallmouths but decided to stay home and pre fish for an upcoming bass tournament. But first I had to go to one of my favorite bass lakes of all time. (remember I've lived in Florida!) Lake Minnetonka! First off it was cold at 4:30 am on the water Saturday morning. The bite started slow however we did have a real nice day. We ended up finding most of our fish around boat docks with jigs and texas rigged plastics. Not any real hogs but did get a 4 pounder in the boat.
Spinnerbaits around weedlines were also a very productive choice. The spawn is pretty much all but done. I'm sure there are still some fish moving onto their beds but I would guess the giants are done and gone. There was a lot of bass boats on the water. Not only was it opener but there is a big Dennys Super 30 tournament there on Tuesday. Talking with some of the boys they had mixed reviews. Some real good and some not so good. Although I did hear the walleyes were biting. Some people reporting some nice ones. Muskies were all over. I'm sure a lot of you are chomping at the bit to get out there for those next weekend.

Thats all for now. I hope everyone is hammering them. Good luck to all!!

PS My good buddy reports that the smallmouth action was pretty slow on Mille Lacs. Largemouths were aggressive, and he couldn't keep the large pike off of his hook if he tried. Poor him right? Rough!!

Happy Fishing!!


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 06:36 AM 05/29/07 (CST)
Thanks Stick 'Em!



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:41 PM 05/29/07 (CST)
Thanks for the Report Stick Em.



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:38 AM 06/01/07 (CST)
It's Great to find a board that is a little more close to home,
I grew up on Lake Minnetonka, you were doing the right thing
fishing the docks, the other thing is all of the reefs are marked
for you, I'm going to assume the start of the tournment is in
Exceisior, If you have trouble midday, there is a cabbage patch
down the west shore of the Narrows channel in the main upper lake,
I've had good luck there in the early afternoon, the other midday
spot is off Howards Point in the channel between the points and the little island. good luck Chef
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:18 AM 06/01/07 (CST)
Welcome Northshorechef!
I used to live on the lake down the road from Al&Alma's on Piper.
That's a good spot you mentioned.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:35 AM 06/01/07 (CST)
Hey northshorechef,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:56 AM 06/01/07 (CST)
Northshorechef,
Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Happy you joined the party!

ps, Where are you a chef at, I love the North Shore and Love to eat, I may have to pay a visit!


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:43 PM 06/01/07 (CST)
Thanks everyone, I'm the chef at The Birch Terrace, In Grand Marais
and to crappie Keith, I worked at al and alma's in the 80's fun
area back then, back to more important things, for those that fish
Minnetonka for Bass they are every where and a good chance you could get a muskie or two, I'm mainly a trout guy know, but thinking about
coming down to do some fly fishing for Largemouth, have lots of
smallies here(and trout) but really no Largemouth(couple lakes).
Thanks Chef
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 01:12 PM 06/02/07 (CST)
Stick 'Em--glad you enjoyed your opener. I'm not sure where you lived in Fla., but b/c ecause of the drought Lake Okeechobee just set a record for the lowest it has been since the govt. started keeping track, about 8.8 feet above sea level, normally in June its about 13 feet or so. The boat ramps are all high and dry and no one can get to the lake. The rim canal dried out and one part of the bottom caught fire b/c the vegatation was so dry. It rained all day yesterday and all morning today but we need about 30 to 40 inches of rain to get out of the drought. The funny thing is if you can get to the lake, or to other spots in the Everglades where the water is also really low, the fishing is fantastic b/c the fish are all concentrated in the deeper pools/spots b/c that's the only place where there is any water. How'd you do in your tournament?
Stick 'Em
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 07:41 PM 06/06/07 (CST)
Bkchero,

I used to live in Orlando for some time and Tampa/Clearwater area. I did hear about the drought and that is horrible. Florida is known for their rain so hopefully it will balance out. I heard the conservation teams used this oppurtunity to plow out the sludge and muck where it has dried up leaving a nice sandier harder bottom. Once it does fill back up that will greatly help the lake's longevity and the wildlife. Lets just hope it fills back up though.


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