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SFC S
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4/12/12 3:38 PM CST
We were there then.. Filling a 5 gallon bucket half full in and hour and a half is OK I guess, definately better than we did- but i wouldnt call it pretty good. Did you catch the northern lights show?

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4/12/12 3:27 PM CST
Apparently Smelt are a bit fussy as to when they run! We heard from a few smelters that the Smelt were running around 9pm to 11pm on Wednesday night. But a few other Smelters reported they got skunked! It's such a hit and a miss with these little fish. One never knows what time of night they will be running. The local smelters are reporting they do think the Smelt Run has started after last nights report. Smelt season usually lasts about 10 to 14 days after the initial run. Other good fishing news is....The Coho's are on fire now and biting now!!

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4/12/12 3:19 PM CST
Yaaa kinda...it got pretty good especially around 11pm. From 11:30-1 we filled up around half a 5 gallon bucket.

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4/12/12 3:12 PM CST
Right in town, why did I miss something?

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4/12/12 2:59 PM CST
SFC S, Where were you at?

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4/12/12 1:54 PM CST
What are the water levels like this year so far? same or lower than last year with lack of rain so far and low snow amounts?

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4/12/12 11:56 AM CST
Smelting was DEAD last night in Ashland. Our best pull was a whopping 3 smelt. Made for a loooooooong drive home but hey that's smelting, you don't know if you don't try.

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4/12/12 10:51 AM CST
I use the landing in washburn. I have a 23 foot boat and I don't have any problems. Alot of guys dont like it becuse it's so shallow. It is about 4 to 5 feet deep intil you get out 100 yards or so. When you leave the landing and head out to open water stay way to the left of the little island as there is some old pileings to the right you sould be able to see them anyway but use caution. I aways dock there becuse it is only $5 dollar to launch and stay the night if that is what you desire to do

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4/12/12 10:41 AM CST
Oops, forgot to ask. Is there a launch you recommend in Washburn? Also a bait/tackle shop? I was also hoping to buy some smelt if anyone is sellin' Thanks again!!!!!!

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4/12/12 10:34 AM CST
Thanks!!! Someone mentioned "muddy" water. And seams? Is the water actually muddy? I was going to use bright stickbaits on planers and orange and/or chartruese spoons on downriggers. How deep are fish? Also, is there any perch fishing to be had if I can't find them? Thanks so much for helpin' out a newbie. (at least with salmon)Wink Dave

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4/12/12 10:09 AM CST
How did they do on the smelt last night? Thinking of coming up tonight.

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4/11/12 10:18 PM CST
Dave,

Your best bet for trolling cohos is starting right in front of Washburn Marina/Coal Dock and follow the shore line around Houghton point. A lot of the boats lately are staying in that area, but we have been having goog luck following that shoreline all the way up past souix, onion and up to Vantassel's point and even into pikes bay.

We ended up with 32 trout n salmon last weekend. Check out my photos on 2012 photos thread. Coho Splake and Browns.

Anything with "hot" colors will work. Troll speed anywhere from 2.4-2.8 mph. We trolled anywhere from 15 ft of water to 70 ft weaving in and out over the break lines.

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4/11/12 5:22 PM CST
I am also planning to come up on Sat. I have never fished there and would love any info for Cohos. I plan to troll a bunch of different stuff to see what they are after. No idea where to fish or what to look for as far as productive areas. Any help would be appreciated. I would even buy ya a beer or two afterSmile Dave

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4/11/12 10:03 AM CST
Thinking of trying the bay on Saturday for some Coho/Trout. Where abouts should I start fishing from? Was thinking of going out of Bodin's landing. Should I troll north along the shore or across to long island. Thanks, LW


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4/11/12 8:07 AM CST
We really have to watch forecast in order to head into bay--so thursday looks to be a east and s/e wind.. Is it true this is the least productive wind to fish in?? And whats ur opinion on using dodgers/flashers with flies for coho?? Better off sticking with raps? Thanks

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