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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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anybody fish the backwaters above the damn?? we have been going up there for the last few years and are looking for some advice on catching those walleyes, they are pretty tricky. thanks in advance, david
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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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Flatrock dam? where are you talkin about?
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camp mana-pine is on the backwaters, its where the pine and manistee rivers come together right above the tippy damn in wellston
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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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No experience there man... Bit to far from where Im located...lol
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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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k, thanks anyway though!!
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Old May 16th, 2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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camp mana-pine is on the backwaters, its where the pine and manistee rivers come together right above the tippy damn in wellston
Love that area. Was just up in irons last weekend
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Old May 16th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Been going up there a few times a year for the last 13, love it. Even if no fish are caught I still have a great time. We will be up there Mem. Week-end.

I have had good luck jigging near the Pine or pulling stickbaits farther upsteam.

A plain jig-head and crwaler or leach works awesome.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 01:40 PM   #8
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There are some big a$$ cats there also.
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yeah we have caught some big cats on ultralights, what a blast, k, jig heads work huh? will try that. we will be there the week after memorial day, staying in a cabin at manapine..
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i was just there last week, i caught a few but mostly small mouths
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sweet, nothing wrong with some smallies either, they fight like hell up there!! we got into a ton one year, it was sweet, couldn't do anything wrong!! can't wait, hopefully weather holds out for us this year
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Ive never had good luck with Walleyes out there, always seem to find some bass and pike tho. I am sure there are some huge fish out there tho....
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Kings are starting to come into the river, some browns are in as well, this is below the dam, we have been doing ok, blue gills should be starting in the next few days as well.
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Daughter just caught this on her ugly stick junior!

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Daughter just caught this on her ugly stick junior!

Nice catch kiddo!
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Had a pretty good week-end fishing, didn't try for eye's very much kids are not a huge fan of trolling yet.....lol

We caught a bunch of crappie, smalllies, lost a few pike and some nice gills and sunfish.

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yeah we have caught some big cats on ultralights, what a blast, k, jig heads work huh? will try that. we will be there the week after memorial day, staying in a cabin at manapine..
How did ya do?

We are going back up the weekend of the 28.
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And, how many adult and juvenile bald eagles did you see? Best area in Michigan for eagle watching.
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Back from another week-end on the backwaters. I took my Brother, his wife, 2 kids and my mom. Those kids have had it rough and this is something I started 3 years ago and now it will probably be the highlight of their summer. We stayed at the cabin in the Tippy Dam rec. area camground, basically it is just for sleeping but was nice for my mom instead of a tent. It has a propane heater and solor powered lights.

Fishing was a little slow but we did catch some nice cats, a few eye's and some perch. They had some kind of bug hatch and the catfish stomachs were packed full of them. We grilled all the fish Sat. night and it was great.





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