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Minong flowage Fishing Reports

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I am looking for some info on the Minong Flowage? A friend of mine has some land nearby, and we were looking to get away for a few days, bring the boat and camp on his land to keep it cheap. I am trying to find a good spot to start for smallies, and of course eyes' and maybe some muskies. Will the minong flowage provide this? I am going to do a bit of searching now, but is it a large body? Deep? Shallow? Fishable? Any advise would be great!

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right now the walleyes seem to be pretty tight lipped and the smallies should be in pre-spawn. The water temps are still pretty cool for this time of year. they were getting crappies and gills that still had spawn in them over the weekend. i would try dragging crawler harnesses on the main lake basin in about 10 f.o.w. for the walleyes and try the stump areas for the smallies and as for skies I have never tried for them in there but i do know that there are some nice pike in there.

good luck

Jar Jar

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Hey has any one fished the flowage?? I hear its a good place for walleyes--and since I will be spending more time up there next year- was just wondering if its a good lake to fish?? thanks

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I haven't fished it in years, but a buddy does pretty well there for walleye.

Good luck!

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First ice is a pretty good time down there for walleyes and try the general opener there also , you won't be disappointed.

Jar Jar

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any spots that are better right off the bat for open water fishing??---outdoorguy008@yahoo.com

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Opening weekend I think I'd fish near the mouth of the river, especially if it's a late ice out. I've caught walleyes in the river fishing from shore on late ice out years. It's always been small males but still fun to catch.

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I have never fished open water this time of year down there but I fish opener and a few weeks after and do very well. Try the narrows area by the stump fields or the area on the north side of the big island.

Jar Jar

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Well getting close to the opener again. Anyone planning on the Minong Flowage this opener?

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I hope the lake is peaceful and quite just like the postings on this forum!!! Cant wait!!!!!! Black Lund 50 hrs Merc See ya out there!!!

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Nice article. It was a perfect day to be on the water.

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Plan on hitting it again this opener as of now....anyone else>??????? I assume there will be plenty of gents out there, but seeing if any are FMers? Gd luck all..

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I will miss the opener, but likely be out on the following weekend. Let us know how the fishing is out on there, I usually stay on our smaller lake but may give the flowage a try. Not that I expect any major insight, but where do you think the walleyes will be around this time of year? I only go out there a few times a summer, usually May-early June, and fish the steeper shorelines on the south portion of the lake. I've actually never even ventured north of the boat launch, so I haven't tried the stump fields or other structures near the mouth of the inflow. Thanks and good luck!

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Fishing was great! Lots of walleyes but not many keepers. Only got 1 keeper.

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