Upper Mississippi River Bass

  • Mike W
    Participant
    MN/Anoka/Ham lake
    Posts: 13062
    #1445060

    First trip of the season for us on the Mississippi river north of Aitkin. Was a little surprised to see the water flowing pretty good up that way and still a bit muddy. We typically look for walleyes on this stretch of river and end up catching a ton of small mouth. The walleye bite was way off on this trip with only one small one coming to the boat. Small mouth bite was a little off to but the ones we did catch where pretty nice. Didnt have a board with but I would guess over 16″s.

    It was good to blow the old cobwebs out of the jon boat on this trip. Still working on this boat and trying to bring it back from a number of years sitting in the back yard. Jon got a new floor put in it. Very nice. Put my old 24 volt trolling motor on front and got a working depth finder in it again. The carb rebuild from last fall seem to have worked out well to. Looking forward to a number of trips in this boat over the next couple of months.

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    Jon Jordan
    Keymaster
    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 5506
    #1445134

    Fun trip, Mike! Always like fishing up there. Now why did I sell my jon boat????

    -J.

    Corey Rhymer
    Participant
    Roberts, WI
    Posts: 763
    #1445137

    Looks like a fun time!God, I love smallie fishing!

    Ralph Wiggum
    Participant
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11666
    #1445145

    Looks fun, and the launch looks like a good time, too!

    Jon Jordan
    Keymaster
    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 5506
    #1445151

    That launch keeps the jet skis out!

    -J.

    drewsdad
    Participant
    Crosby, MN
    Posts: 3138
    #1445157

    Man I wish I could join you guys for some of that Upper ‘Sippi action.

    Mike W
    Participant
    MN/Anoka/Ham lake
    Posts: 13062
    #1445169

    That launch keeps the jet skis out!

    -J.

    Thats what keep them out. Hope those airpboats are not going to be a common appearance up there. Keep looking up for the airplane when it came around the corner. Might of just been lost gator hunters.

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