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Can anyone tell me how to catch Lake Whitefish with a rod and reel?
 

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I've never went out and specifically targeted them, but i've got into them pretty good around river mouths- where the current meets into the lake. I've always caught them plunking with baits... Where are you planning on going?
 

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YellowFever,

I am fishing Banks Lake in Grant County. Guys on the old Gamefishin forum told me to go small and try single Pautzke's eggs fished on the bottom. I will also try some shrimp meat.
 

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YellowFever,

I am fishing Banks Lake in Grant County. Guys on the old Gamefishin forum told me to go small and try single Pautzke's eggs fished on the bottom. I will also try some shrimp meat.
I dunno if they like the same food as they do in the rivers but i saw a guy today on the upper green with a good 8-9 of em. He said he was fishing maggots.
 

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I've always heard the pump outlet there at the north end of the lake is a good spot for whitefish... Anything like earthworms and maggots are a good bet.
 

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Tonight we only put 3 whitefish on the bank with little pieces of worm on a #12 bait hook and had hundreds of hits that we didn’t get the hook set on. :)

Tomorrow night we will be slinging Plastic curly tail worms because a woman just up the beach from us hooked and landed a 30-inch walleye. I will take walleye over whitefish any day. :cool: :lol:
 

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Maggots are the best for Whitefish, and you want to find moving water if you can.
 

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Maggots are the best for Whitefish, and you want to find moving water if you can.
Worm pieces worked great for us once we got them cut small enough. I am not worried about finding moving water to find the fish here at the south end of Banks Lake, there isn't any. When I shine my flashlight into the water I can see hundreds of whitefish swimming in just a few feet of water about 10 feet from my feet. Believe me, that sight really gets your blood pumping.
 

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We only put one more on the beach last night before the snowstorm ran us off. When you can’t even see the end of your rod it makes it hard to fish.
 
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