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camohaton
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 07:56 PM 05/23/10 (CST)
I am heading to Crane lake next weekend for a fishing trip. I am from Nebraska and do a lot of bass fishing. Any advise or fishing tips would be much appreciated. I have never fished Minnesota or for Northern Pike and Musky. We use a lot of Berkley 7" Turtle Back Worms and 6" June Bug Nightcrawlers fishing into the banks with success for Bass. Again, any advise would be great.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:24 AM 05/24/10 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:17 AM 05/24/10 (CST)
Are you looking to catch anything specific? Pike, walleye, smallmouth bass?

The advice would change based on what you want to catch.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:48 AM 05/24/10 (CST)
We have fished for bass, but mostly with Texas rig. Have done some walleye trolling, but no northern. We are interested in fishing for all of the above. We are used to small lakes, and need some advise on fishing larger lakes.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 12:29 PM 05/24/10 (CST)
When fishing large lakes for the first time its best to start with a map and pick out some likely areas you want to fish (look for points, rock piles, drop offs, weed lines, etc). Focus on a smallish area of the map that offers a few different structure options. If you find that fish are holding relative to a particular type of structure pull out your map and look for other areas of the lake that offer the same structure and then fish those spots.

For pike spoons and spinner baits are good options. Smaller pike will likely he holding closer to the shallow weedy bays they hang out in during the spring. As the water warms up they'll be found deeper. The big guys usually hang out in deeper water and from my experience if you want the big boys you'll want to fish structure adjacent to deep water.

For walleye I would troll beetle spins or Mr. Twisters or a live bait rig with a small spinner. You'll likely get pike and bass on all of those options as well.

A jig and minnow or leech or a slip bobber and live bait is also a good bet if you get dialed in on a specific spot holding walleye.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 12:42 PM 05/24/10 (CST)
Thanks for your help. We will be back home in a few weeks and hopefully will have some great pics to post.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 01:27 PM 05/24/10 (CST)
If you are staying at a resort. Talk to them about your fishing plans. Call ahead and find out what kind of gear you will need. Smokie Joe's, lindy rigs, jigs, color options that work, or whatever. It's in their best interest for you to catch fish and come back again so they are usually very helpfull. You may want to consider hiring a local guide for a day as well to help you learn the lake. This way you will spend more time catching and less time learning. I also understand that figuring out a new lake is a big part of the satisifaction of fishing as well, so that part is up to you. Crane is a bog stained lake. Bright color jigs, hammered gold spinners for live bait rigs. Have fun and be safe.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 09:47 PM 05/24/10 (CST)
I hate to post like a broken record, but in my experience the 3/4 ounce blue/chrome rat-l-trap is the best pike lure ever made for casting and trolling. (My ten-year old nephew caught a 20 lb pike on a 1/2 ounce one but I think the 3/4 ounce ones are better.) Watch out for the hooks. I've had to cut a couple out of my hand with a fillet knife.

Also in my experience, the best lure for working cabbage weeds is a 3/8 ounce white spinnerbait. (Finally found one in a local baitshop for $8. Used to be a LOT cheaper.)

And if you troll either one, don't forget to sweep the rod. Most of my hits come on the sweep.
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 07:35 AM 05/25/10 (CST)
We will take all the advise we can get. We are staying at the pine point resort. You have some really great country up there and we can't wait till this weekend.
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 03:40 PM 05/25/10 (CST)
It will nearly impossible to have a bad time regardless of how many fish you catch. Enjoy.


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