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gman
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:10 AM 02/19/06 (CST)
This summer myself and some friends will be on a fishing vacation and we need help. We know what kind of tackle to use here in Missouri but we have never fished in Minnesota. We will be on Boy Lake and Leech Lake. We need to know what tackle and bait to use there. We would like to catch Smallmouth bass,pike and walleye. So if you can help we would be very grateful.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:17 AM 02/19/06 (CST)
Hey gman,

Welcome to the forum!

Don't have time right now. Will post some info later tonite!


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:17 AM 02/20/06 (CST)
Hey gman,

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



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:27 AM 02/20/06 (CST)
That's a pretty good-sized question and you will probably get a hundred different answers. If it was up to me, I would be using a variety of jigheads and/or plain colored hooks with shiners/leeches or crawlers. This is probably the easiest way to get fish. Not sure of the colors to use on those lakes, maybe someone else can chime in. I like to use fairly light tackle, 6 lb. test and smaller sized hooks. Jigheads you can just tie on, plain hooks should have a sinker at least a foot from the hook. Lindy rigs would work also. The affectiveness of the live bait will depend on the time of year. Most of the lakes I fish, leeches do better at the beginning of the season and suckers/chubs/shiners work better in the middle and end of the season. Can't always count on this, though. If you want to go with artificial bait, rapalas and spoons work fairly well. I have caught a lot of 'eyes on floating jigheads with a twisty tail (small sinker to keep it down). Black and white or red and white daredevles can be good for pike. Big suckers too. Heck, I've caught jumbo sunnies and crappies on corn.

Anyway, I hope some of this helps.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 06:39 PM 02/23/06 (CST)
Thanks for the ideas. I am looking forward to catching some pike they sound fun.

If you come up with any other ideas please let me know.

Thanks again
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 08:22 PM 02/23/06 (CST)
Here are my go to lures for different species:

Pike: red and white dare deveil, Orange and gold little cleo, johnson silver minnow, rapalas of all sorts, spiner and buzz baits can be fun as well.

Walleye: 1/4 ounce jig head (just verticle jig them where you suspect walleye to be holding. (rock piles, breaks, weeds...) Lindy rigs, drifting and pulling a lindy rig will help cover water.
Crawler harness or a spinner with a leech or minnow, troll this and cover even more water.

Smallmouth: rapalas, crank baits, mepps.

Jigs, Rapalas, Lindy rigs, and trolled spinners will work for everything given you are in the right area.


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 01:09 PM 02/24/06 (CST)
Hey gman, what month will you be up on Leech?


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:11 PM 02/24/06 (CST)
Let's hope the Cormorants are under control.








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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 03:27 PM 02/24/06 (CST)
Im thinking after your first follow from a Leech Lake Musky the "regular" fishing equip just wont do wink smiley

Maybe bring along heavier duty bucktail(s) and solid wire leader. Black/Silver or Black/Orange will do. Pike dig em' unless they have moved to deeper cooler water at that point in the summer then I would slow roll spinnerbaits at proper depth thru the cover.

First and last light a large Pacemaker would be welded onto the end of my leader!

Most importanly have fun and be safe. Leech is big, have a good map and/or GPS.



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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 10:37 PM 02/24/06 (CST)
Hey MuskyBandit,

"Leech Lake Musky" huh? Sounds like you're a little biased...

Mmmm... I bet your handle has something to do with it. I bet you can't wait 'til 06/03/06. 'ski fishin' can be a bug, I know. A bug I have never followed but I respect you just the same ;-)




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