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trapper55
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02/16/2013 01:02PM
Has anyone ever caught minnows or bait fish in Big moose?
 
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02/16/2013 07:52PM
I have never tried, but I can tell you the fish in that lake LOVE leeches.
fishscales
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02/17/2013 06:48AM
We were in there about 5 years ago, didn't try to catch bait fish, but as stated bring leeches, you will catch tons of smallies and walleye. Also, fish top water baits at dusk for smallies, might be one of the best fishing experiences I have had in the BWCA.

For fun take the portage to Cummings or as one of our group called it "The Big Moose Death March". It will adjust your opinion on what a tough portage is.
trapper55
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02/18/2013 04:14PM
I took leeches 5 dozen extra jumbo's 2yrs ago in August. Caught one perch and a 2 inch smallie. Caught a total of 8 fish for the 4 days we were there between 3 people who were fishing. All the fish we caught were from trolling 9' to 11'with crank baits. Walleyes and smallies.

Last year I went in july. Took 4 dozen worms. Caught not a fish. My wife caught walleyes smallies and big northerns on crank baits.
This year im going in July and was wondering about minnows.
02/18/2013 04:36PM
quote trapper55: "I took leeches 5 dozen extra jumbo's 2yrs ago in August. Caught one perch and a 2 inch smallie. Caught a total of 8 fish for the 4 days we were there between 3 people who were fishing. All the fish we caught were from trolling 9' to 11'with crank baits. Walleyes and smallies.


Last year I went in july. Took 4 dozen worms. Caught not a fish. My wife caught walleyes smallies and big northerns on crank baits.
This year im going in July and was wondering about minnows."
E-mail me, I will give you coordinates for a small reef where you will catch fish.
blutofish1
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02/18/2013 04:43PM
quote walllee: "quote trapper55: "I took leeches 5 dozen extra jumbo's 2yrs ago in August. Caught one perch and a 2 inch smallie. Caught a total of 8 fish for the 4 days we were there between 3 people who were fishing. All the fish we caught were from trolling 9' to 11'with crank baits. Walleyes and smallies.



Last year I went in july. Took 4 dozen worms. Caught not a fish. My wife caught walleyes smallies and big northerns on crank baits.
This year im going in July and was wondering about minnows."
E-mail me, I will give you coordinates for a small reef where you will catch fish."

I may be able to help you out also. Shoot me an e-mail.
fishscales
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02/19/2013 02:08PM
Fish the submersed rocks between the islands, can't miss for walleye and smallies.
schweady
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02/19/2013 02:43PM
Hang on a sec. trapper55, are you trying to trap minnows? and then use those minnows to catch bigger fish?
Basspro69
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02/19/2013 03:56PM
quote trapper55: "Has anyone ever caught minnows or bait fish in Big moose? "
 
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