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    Best Early October Trip for MN Walleyes

    TO, I've seen you mention the Federal Dam area several times on this board. I also fish up in Portage Bay quite a bit in the fall, but usually am after muskies and don't have much experience with the walleye and perch bite this time of year. Next weekend I'm taking a friend up there who hasn't fished much before. We'll fish some muskies, but I'd also like to find a little more action with a few walleye or perch. Would you mind offering a little advice? I'm not looking for specific spots, just a few tips on getting started so I can keep my fishing partner interested. Is there a certain depth to look for or are the fish scattered? What presentation and bait should I start with? Is it as simple as fishing the breakline just outside the bouys at federal dam with all the other boats? Any advice would help! Thanks.
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    Heading up to Minaki this weekend!

    Thanks for the advice. I called Thorne and they were out of that particular map. Any ideas about where else I might find one between the Twin Cities and Minaki?
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    Minaki Area Reports

    Thanks MuskyBrian. Speaking of mpas, do you know where I could get a good quality map of this lake? I haven't been able to locate one yet, other than the very generic map I downloaded off of a resort HSOforum. Any help is appreciated. Thanks again.
  4. Hi Everyone, I posted this question in the Canada forum also, but thought I would give it a try here to. Heading up to the Minaki area this weekend and primarily focusing on muskie, but will mix in a little walleye fishing as well. Will be fishing Big and Little Sand and some of the connecting lakes. I am really excited about the trip, but have never been to Canada chasing muskies before! Anyone been up in this area lately (or in the past) that has a report they would like to share? Not looking for specific spots but more for general areas that I should keep my eye out for (weeds/rocks/transition areas ect.) What depths should I key on and what presentations typically work best this time of year up there. Also, does anybody know when turnover typically takes place up in this area. Feel free to email me if you would like. [email protected] I will post a report when I get back. Thanks all,
  5. Heading up to the Minaki area this weekend for 5 days and primarily focusing on muskie, but will mix in a little walleye fishing as well. Will be fishing Big and Little Sand and some of the connecting lakes. I am really excited about the trip, but have never been to this area before and am looking for a little help. Anyone been up in this area lately that has a report they would like to share? Not looking for specific spots but more for general areas that I should keep my eye out for (weeds/rocks/transition areas). What depths should I key on and what presentations typically work best this time of year. Also, does anybody know when turnover typically takes place up in this area. Feel free to email me if you would like. [email protected] Thanks all,
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    Rod choice for larger baits

    It sounds like a TDR or Talora is the way to go for trolling...thanks for the advice. How do the 2-piece and telescopic rods perform versus 1-piece rods when casting the big baits?
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    Rod choice for larger baits

    Thanks for all of the great input everyone. Rebel, I tried searching for the Strike Reaction rods but can't seem to find any information on them. Are they the same as the Spence Petros rods?? If not, who sells them? Can you point me in the right direction.
  8. Hello everyone. I have been reading the posts on this site for a little while now and I must say that there is a tremendous amount useful information being shared. I am looking forward to trying many of the tips I've read this upcoming season. And wow, what a resource to have Rob Kimm answering everyone's questions as well. Doesn't get much better than that. My question is, and sorry if this has been answered in the past but what would be the best rod choice for specifically throwing large baits such as double cowgirls and bulldawgs? I currently have a 7ft. medium heavy Techna AV paired with an Abu Record. This setup worked well for me last year for everything except the larger baits. I need a heavier setup to handle the wear and tear that these baits put on my equipment. With the new rod I will probably be throwing double bladed bucktails 75% of the time and large plastics the other 25%. I also do a fair amount of trolling and would like something that would work well for this purpose also. Is there one rod choice that would handle all of these situations?? or for the multiple purposes, would I need a couple of different sticks? I really would like to only have to buy 1 if I could help it and am trying to stay under $200 (maybe a little more if someone can convince me!) I have been looking at an 8' Compre or an 8.5' Musky Innovations, but not sure which action would be best for my situation. Are either of these a good choice? Will probably be pairing the rod with an Abu 7000C3i, unless there is a better reel choice also. Any advice on brand, action, length, ect. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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