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Early September Fishing

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I am currently trying to get a couple guys together and go fishing the first or second week of September. It will most likely be somewhere in the Lake of the Woods maybe around Sioux Narrows or maybe lower Manitou Lake. My questions are, what type of weather can I expect, and what is the fishing like? We want to combine Walleye fishing along with Northern/Muskie fishing. Is good fishing to be expected this late? Any input is appreciated!

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Heck yeah!

Its a great time to go! I would even consider going later than that...just have to balance the fact that it gets cooler the later you go - and also you lose some daylight. You can lose almost a full hour of daylight by going in late to early september compared to early to middle.

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Hoffer is right, september can be fantastic fishing. The trees are changing colors, you are past the heat of the summer (not much heat this summer) and if you go to a crowded lake, they are usually alot less crowed after labor day. If you go to a more remote lake, you will basically have the lake to yourself with no traffic after labor day. The fishing should be very good, muskies will prime in the fall, northerns will be in the deep cabbage that is still green, and the fall bass fishing is great. Good luck on the search.

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Give Outfitter a shout.

He has some great water there for Muskies and Norts and the bonus is trout and smallies. Walleye may be close by as well.

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I second the Lower Manitou and Outfitter can get you on the walleyes a couple days on nearby lakes that have real good action. Would make a good trip that time of year with the lake trout action really heating up at that time of year too.

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We've gone the last week of September for a few years not far from Souix Narrows. Weather can be anything from snow to 80 degrees. Average is about 60 during the day and cool at night. Walleyes usually have moved from summer main lake reefs to fall points and rocky shorelines, although mid-september they may be in transition and scattered. The bite gets better later in the fall, but the weather can be iffy. End of Sept. early Oct. is great for fishing and weather.

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I think we have decided to go from Sept 5-12. Being only a month away, I would hope fishing patterns wouldn't change too much. From what I understand the water temps up there never went above 70 degrees and unless they get some crazy cold weather in the next month, I don't see them dropping all that much. I would think the walleyes will still be out on the reefs, probably where they were when we went the third week of June.

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