Reminds me of a triip to LOTW in the middle of summer. We stayed at a resort on an island. I was fishing with a a bottom bouncer with about 3 feet of line to a fat-bodied little red floating shadrap. Slowly trolling by some rock fingers that extended into 25 feet of water, I caught a 10 lb pike and an 11 lb muskie in about half an hour. I should've lost the musky because my reel got snarled up and I ended up handlining it. It came right in and I got it in the boat, THEN it went crazy. I also caught a number of walleyes with that set-up, which was kinda fun because nobody else at the resort was catching much.
Ever see the big walleyes in the display case at Sportsman Lodge on the Rainy River by Baudette? Real nice fish.
Yeah, we got some really nice fish. It seems like they were biting better when the wind was up. They get some really big walleyes in the Rainy, usually in the spring when they make their spawning run up river. We did catch a few pike this weekend, lost one that could have been 40 inches right next to the boat. The next trip out I'll try for sturgeon. They can get the adrenaline going.
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