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foxfireniner
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06/27/2022 10:02AM  
I'm thinking the big ones will be out of the shallow water, near points, drops off etc, in 10' of water near deeper water.

Lure suggestions in the 3/4 - 1 oz range?
 
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06/27/2022 12:10PM  
I'll be coming out of Wood on July 4, I can let you know what worked at that time.
 
06/27/2022 01:22PM  
We'll be there at the same time! My daughters have had success fishing with spoons and shad raps on Wood. We've never caught any monsters but decent numbers. Indiana Lake, on the other hand, has produced several +30" northerns.

Sounds like you have the right approach. We'll be watching for you to land a lunker!
 
naturboy12
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06/27/2022 01:41PM  
Look at the map on this site. Near the "W' in Wood Lake is a small island, with an orange dot on it. Fish the drop off just off this island, especially on the E/NE end. If that doesn't work, the weedy bay to the southwest of that island just might. These are certainly not secrets, so if the lake is busy (sometimes day trippers fish that lake too), expect to see others hitting these exact same areas if they are targeting pike. Darker colored crankbaits (shad rap #9 in black/gold was a winner) near the island dropoff and spinnerbaits in the weeds both were effective for us in the past. I've topped out around 28" on that lake, but there are certainly bigger fish to be caught. Good luck!
 
06/27/2022 01:53PM  
foxfireniner: "I'm thinking the big ones will be out of the shallow water, near points, drops off etc, in 10' of water near deeper water.

Lure suggestions in the 3/4 - 1 oz range?"


What are we fishing for on Wood Lake??
 
foxfireniner
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06/27/2022 02:15PM  
YetiJedi: "We'll be there at the same time! My daughters have had success fishing with spoons and shad raps on Wood. We've never caught any monsters but decent numbers. Indiana Lake, on the other hand, has produced several +30" northerns.


Sounds like you have the right approach. We'll be watching for you to land a lunker!"


Sounds like a plan! I was planning on canoe trolling that northern bowl shoreline over to the island with a gold shad rap.

I will look for you guys out there.

Good luck!
 
foxfireniner
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06/27/2022 02:22PM  
gshaw: "I'll be coming out of Wood on July 4, I can let you know what worked at that time."

Which campsite will you be leaving? :)
 
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