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Larry Bollig

International Falls, Minn.

Rainy Lake, International Falls, Minnesota

Mark Fisher and I (Larry Bollig) are proud to announce that "Bear Facts and Fish Tails" is back on the air as of Sunday, June 20, 2010 from 7:00-9:00 pm. It can be heard on KBOB, 106.1 FM. We welcome back all of our listeners and we are very pleased to be back.

The fishing around here has been a little spotty due to fluctuating water temperatures. The water will warm up and then we will have rain and the water temperatures drop--just like a yoyo. All species seem to be equally spotty. We need stable weather. The smallmouth bass, for the most part, are done spawning.

Rainy Lake, International Falls, Minnesota

The other day I was out on Rainy Lake and decided to check out some of my summer walleye spots. The first spot I checked is an outer island with a long rock point jutting out with deep water very close. I tossed a jig out on the end into about five feet of water and hooked a pike close to 40 inches. However, after a couple of minutes, it bit me off.

I then spent the rest of the day fishing for pike on similar structure--in fact, my next stop was a large rock out on the end of a point where I threw a spinner bait up near the rock and it was inhaled immediately by a large fish. When I got it up near the boat, I got real excited because it was huge. My excitement was short lived. It got away. I caught a bunch of pike that day as well as two good walleyes all on spinner baits, well away from weed beds.