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bass on nokomis, isles, calhoun, harriet, hiawatha


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hello im fairly new to fishing ill let you know how new i caught my first bass like a week ago i loved it. I caught two that day a 10 and 12 inch i know youre all laughing with the sizes but ive been pretty successful although all are pretty small bass and lots of other small fish. Not bad for someone fishing from shore and who has no clue on what lures or jigs to use. I am persistent though and i always catch and release maybe one day ill treat myself to a good meal but for now i need information. Be descriptive and basic with me i live about 5 minutes from calhoun and isles and 10 minutes from nokomis hiawatha i would like to know hot spots and how to's I have no boat but i do crawl and do all kinds of weird stuff i go where no man dares. i wear my blue jeans and carry a spray of off cause i dont ever know where ill be going lol. so give me ideas and i will get back with you guys with my results.

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I don't think any of us were laughing but only glad to hear you had a good time. You have to start somewhere. Fishing out of a $35,000 rig is nice, but I do not think the best fisherman start out there. Sounds like you are a fanatic in training. My recommendation is fishing dawn and dusk with topwater baits. If there are mats of milfoil go with a Snag Proof Tournament Frog. You will need to use at least 14Lb line and I recommend Fireline or a braid as that they cut weeds. Use Med Heavy to Heavy baitcasting or spinning gear. The trick is to hold the rod high and drop it when the fish hits.(Not easy to do your natural reaction will be to set the hook) As soon as you feel tension cross his eyes.

If the cover is sparce or non-existant use a Northland Buzzbait. Remebera early and late. Good Luck.

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If you really get tired of all that casting you could go with the live bait.
I to started out fishing from shore, and the weeds can be very hard to fish.
My weapon of choice was frog. If your not afraid to use them. I could tell you how to fish with them.
Not many people use them anymore and can be very effective on large monster fish. (northern, Bass, etc.)
Its not pretty but it beats throwing your arm off if the fishing is slow. If this is something you'd like to know more on my email add. is [email protected]

If It Doesn't Break The Surface, Why Catch It?

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went to lake hiawatha today and without attempting i caught an 18 inch muskie and caught a bunch of bass "catch and release" caught catfish panfish man i guess all i could catch almost caught a seagull but dont tell that to anyone. i saw a muskie i think it was swallow two ducklins too bad i cant use them as bait but hiawatha and nokomis are good fishing right now. Back in texas i used to use fish parts, chicken liver, frogs, grasshoppers so im really good with live bait fishing im trying to become a better with jigs, cranks and so forth.

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