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L & M Fishing reports

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I thought it might be interesting for people to view how the fishing goes at L & M. What I intend on doing is reporting just on this thread of the reports. How I gather the reports, when we fly the group out at the end of the trip, they fill out a report and Ill post what they have to say. This first one is from our "south" lake where bass is primary. More will follow shortly for our north lakes with the northern and walleye fishing.

Lake: Fishtrap

Dates: May 15-20

Group: Fresk

Comments: Water temp 45 up to 48 degrees. Good small mouth fishing. Avg size 2 pound to 3 pound, largest a 19 inch. Almost all the fish in water less than 5 feet. Northern in deeper water, 8-20 feet. Short portage lake excellent. Best results on crank baits.

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Lake: Shabumeni

Dates:5/20/08-5/24/08

Group: Tierney

Report: Fishing was good for walleyes at the inlets and outlets of the lake. Lots of 17-20 inchers. Smaller pike on crankbaits in the rocks and reefs, not in the weeds yet. Big pike caught on jigs while fishing for walleyes. Largest walleye caught 23 inches (Brodie). Largest pike 37 inches. Water tmeps varied from spot to spot. SW river water temp 47-48 degrees while the North Falls was 43 degrees. SW river walleyes seemed to already have spawned while the north end havent spawned yet. Males where milking in the SW river. Good times.

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Lake: Fawcett

Dates: 5/18/08-5/25/08

Group: Ware

Report: Ice covered 3/4 of the lake upon arrival with windy conditions and temps in the mid 40's for the highes first 4 days. Last 3 days of trip temps rose to the 70's. Excellent walleye and northern fishing last 1/2 of trip. Many walleyes in the 22-26 inch class. Largest northern 35 inches. Equipment and facilities excellent as normal. Fawcett and surrounding lakes offer excellent water to explore. Most of the fish were in the river area's. Caribou and snowshoe sightings. Be back next year in August.

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Lake: Wright

Dates: 5/22/08-5/27/08

Group: Gepner

Ice! Cold! Snow! Rain! Wind! Sun! Warm! Saw it all. Water temp in Wright 35-40 degree. Graniteboss 45-50 degree. Action was acceptable when the temps was warmer. No record sized fish this year. Fished in the toughest conditions yet in all our years to Wright. Fun! Coming back same dates next year.

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Lake: Dobie

Dates: 5/24/08-5/27/08

Group: Clack

Report: Day 1, The sun was out and the bite was on for "walleye". Day 2, Rain Windy, Bite still on. Snow!! Great shore lunch by the far outlet. Day 3, Big pike caught, walleye bite slow. Cold Winds.

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Lake: Shabumeni

Dates: 5/24/08-5/29/08

Group: Thompson

Report: The fishing was outstanding. Steady action all day long. Several anglers landed over 100 fish in a day. Lots of 16-22 inch walleye caught at the outlet (LOTS!). One boat landed appro. 170 the day before we flew home. Northerns still havent moved in, 24 inch biggest walleye, 30 inch pike. The water falls at the north end of the lake is a great place to visit for a shore lunch-picturesque setting to say the least.

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Lake: Austin

Dates: 5/27/08-5/30/08

Group: Swenson

Report: Fishing was great! Caught lots of northerns and walleye. Walleyes were mostly 14-16 inches with the biggest being 25 inches. Many large northerns caughts in the upper 30 inch class with the biggest being 41 inches. Most fish were caught near the in/out flows and the portages where great too. Good time had by all.

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Lake: Fawcett

Dates: 5/25/08-5/31/08

Group: Christianson

Report: Another quality experience with L & M. Fishing was alittle slower compared to other trips but still caught our fair share of walleye and northern. Caught 36 inch lake trout along with a 38 inch pike, largest walleye 23 inches.

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Lake: Wright

Dates: 5/27/08-5/31/08

Group: Ceder

Report: The fishing was excellent. Walleye up to 26 inch and pike up to 33 inch. Facilities were excellent. This was my first fishing and float plane trip that Larry and Nancy invited us along on, its whole experience was awesome.

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Lake: Fishtrap

Dates: 5/25/08-6/1/08

Group: Samuel

Report: Excellent small mouth fishing, 60-70 caught in the 3 pound range. Good pike fishing, largest 35 inches. Everything on artificial bait and fly rod. Bass just coming up in the shallows for the spawn.

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Lake: Dobie

Dates: 5/27/08-6/1/08

Group: Phillips

Report: Fishing was good. Several days we caught 100 or over fish. When it rained on Friday, the youngest member of our party caugh 167 walleye and northern up in the river. Everything worked great at the cabin. The hot shower at the end of the day was the best. We will be back next year for our 10th year.

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Lake: Shabumeni

Dates: 5/29/08-6/3/08

Group: Betz

Report: Great Fishing! Great Accomodations. Fish heavy in the river and around the falls. Walleye on minnows and some leeches. Could catch a "limit" of walleye in 1 hour for our group of 10. Several 25-33 inch northerns in the river and falls. Weather 65-75 degrees all week, 1 afternoon of rain. Walleye still milking. Camp was perfect. Dougie came home. Great time by all!!

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Lake: Austin

Dates: 5/30/08-6/4/08

Group: Berland

Report: Transition fishing, plenty of walleyes caught but not as fast and furious as expected. Largest pike caught right off the dock, 38 inches. Largest walleye 28 inches. Bigger fish up the north portage.

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Lake: Fawcett

Dates: 5/31/08-6/4/08

Group: Piper

Report: This year was a family affair. My son Jared (13) caught a 26 inch walleye, his uncle caught many pike in the mid 30 inch range. I caught 4 walleye oer 24 inches with the largest at 28 inches. Grandpa lead the group group with a 40 inch pike. Great weather, great fishing, great outfitter, overall a great trip.

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Lake: Otatakan

Dates: 5/31/08-6/6/08

Group: Larson

Report: Cabin was very clean. Everything was stocked and ready to go. Awesome trip! Thanks Larry, Mary, and Shane. Great fishing. First time in our years of fly in trips had the game wardens stop in.

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Lake: Wright

Dates: 5/31/08-6/7/08

Group: Rhudy

Report: Lots of pike in the bay up to 15 pounds. Walleye on crank baits in the bays.

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Lake: Fishtrap

Dates: 6/1/08-6/7/08

Group: White

Report: Excellent cabin. Weather rough most of the week. Caught smallmouth on Fishtrap around the rocks and points. Walleye in the lake behind the cabin. Thanks, Good Trip.

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Lake: Dobie

Dates: 6/1/08-6/7/08

Group: Hanson

Report: Camp well furnished with everything we needed and clean when we arrived. Good stock of kitchen utensils. No problems with the stoves or hot water. Shower fine. ishing very good at the rivers, inlets to the lake. 36 inch pike and fat biggest pike, 23 inch largest walleye, many over 20 inches. Used more than 40 doz minnows by day 5 for our group of 3.

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Lake: Fawcett

Dates: 6/4/08-6/9/08

Group: Patrongio

Report: Cold, wet, windy trip. Good fishing in the river. Caught acouple 25 inch walleye, lots of 20-22 inch walleye, and tons of 14-18 inch walleye. Had a large northern on but lost it after a long battle. Caught 1 small lake trout near the river. Used leeches and worms. Had a great time.

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Lake: Otatakan

Dates: 6/6/08-6/9/08

Group: Hildre

Report: Even with the wind and rain, we found places to fish. Group caught and released several hundred walleye each day. Sizes 15-18 inch avg with several above 20 inches. "Money" fish was 23 1/2 inches. Facilities always great. Cant remember, this was our 9th or 10th year to this lake now.

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Lake: Austin

Dates: 6/4/08-6/10/08

Group: Noblitt

Report: Caught lots of walleye in the 14-18 inch range. Largest 24 inches, caught fishing from the dock. Largest northern, 40 inches, caught on a spoon. Caught lots of small northern and serveral northern in the 30 inch range. Most walleye caught on jigs and shad raps. Northerns caught on buck tails also. Weather was rainy and windy. Had a great time, thanks.

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Lake: Wright

Dates: 6/7/08-6/11/08

Group: Fisher

Report: Fishing was excellent. All the usual hot spots were productive and both walleye and northern were plentiful. Big walleye was a 4 way tie at 23 1/2 inches for the group, and big pike a 2 way tie at 35 inches. Lots of fun fish in the slot, and no problem finding eaters either. Weather was rainy and cool 2 days, sunny and moderate temps 2 days. Fishing good all 4 days.

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Lake: Fishtrap

Dates: 6/7/08-6/12/08

Group: Vuckson

Report: Fishing slow. Bad weather, wind out of the Northeast, strong winds 4 out of 5 days. Did catch good bass off the dock sunday evening which was our only nice weather day. Several bass in the 4# range. Bass not spawning yet, cold weather kept them off the beds. Largest northern 35 inches, caught enough walleye in Fishtrap and Upper Highrock to eat. Upper Fishtrap portage very tough and it was a slow day.

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Lake: Dobie

Dates: 6/7/08-6/14/08

Group: Krueckeberg

Report: Northern active on the reefs. Walleyes scatterd at varible depths, but still biting plastic. Most fish moved out of the river. Largest walleye at 3 1/2 pounds. Fished all shorelines, points, depths from 3-23 feet. Bigger fish on the big north point. Did not fish 3 days due to rain. (Tuesday, Thursday, and most of Friday).

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