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300RUM
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:32 PM 04/03/10 (CST)
We have vacationed in the Hackensack area for many years. This year we are staying on Upper Whitefish by Pine River. Since we have never fished this lake before I would appreciate any information on how to fish this group of lakes. We will be fishing for Walleye, Northern, and pan fish. We will be there the first week of August. Thanks for your replys
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:38 PM 04/05/10 (CST)
Walleye action will most likely be slow, i have never had much luck with the eyes on Whitefish chain.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:29 PM 04/05/10 (CST)
Hey 300RUM,

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



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:56 PM 04/22/10 (CST)
August is a tough time for walleyes on the chain. They will be deep, 35-50' of water. During that time of year, you will see the diehards out from 9 PM til ?.. You should be able to pick up decent bass along the point between Pig and Whitefish lakes. Fox Hunter bay is usually reliable for panfish, as is Trout, along the western shore, north of the summer camp. Many use leeches that time of year for walleyes. I've had luck long lining with planer boards and going deep. Some times you will pick up a suspended walleye during the day as they transition and move about the lake. A good depth finder a must. Foley's point usually produces SOMETHING. I'm not very familiar with Upper Whitefish, but every year I swear to get up to that end of the lake. (Long long ride for us.. smile smiley Pig will sometimes produce a northern or two trolling the shore lines, in 20 to 30' water.. Colors that seem to work for us are chartreuse, silver/black, sometimes blue/silver, when talking rapalas. Lindy rigs popular for walleyes, too, with a leech or worm.. Alot of water, lots of places to hide... wink smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:09 PM 04/26/10 (CST)
Appreciate the feed back, thank you. Looking forward to vacation and getting "Up North". How accessible are the other lakes connected to the chain. Do the access points allow an 18ft deep v to get through.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 12:03 AM 04/28/10 (CST)
I don't know much but I caught a 12 1/2 pound walleye two years ago June. Caught her during a bass tourney so all I could do is weigh her and toss her back. Upper Whitefish, 20 foot coontail, 1/2 oz Tru Tungsten Jig (PB&J).

That's all I got for you.

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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 05:48 PM 04/28/10 (CST)
I grew up fishing that chain of lakes, it's been a while, We mainly fished Cross Lake, find the deep side of the weeds, and troll with a lindy rig(or there abouts) it was always around 30ft. crawlers, leaches, or shinners were the best, the only lake you may have trouble getting into is Trout, but there are huge northerns in there,
also the river in Cross lake was good also, (have not fished since the rehab to the dam) good luck
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 06:52 AM 05/10/10 (CST)
Going from one lake to the next is not a big deal. Stay between the buoys and observe the no wake signs. You will probably have to raise the motor between Trout and Whitefish, depends when it was last dredged. The water is very clear, so you can pick your way through. Sandy bottom, no boulders, just shallow. Shallow for awhile on the Whitefish side, so again, stay between the buoys. The west entrance into Fox Hunters bay is impassable. Entrance is only available on the north side off of Whitefish. Shallow and tight, but residents take big pontoons and 20 plus foot boats in and out, just go easy, and raise the motor a bit. From Cross to Rush, is no problem at all as you go by the restaurant under the bridge. Rush to Whitefish has a long no wake zone, but the tight channel into Whitefish is plenty wide enough for two boats and then some, and deep enough to not have to raise your motor at all. Whiefish into Island is no problem whatsoever, but can be weedy on the Island side. Haven't been down to Bertha, Clamshell, or Lower Hay in years so I'm no help there. Cross into Dagget has a long no wake zone, but has no issues whatsoever. Same from Dagget into Pine. The far southern portion of Cross has some tricky sand bars, which are usually marked. Whitefish to Arrowhead can be very tight and shallow, haven't been in there for many years, so I'm no help there. If water levels are down significantly, all bets are off from Whitefish to Trout. Have a good time! smile smiley
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