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Rusty crayfish now in Rainy

Our bay on Turtle Island of Rainy Lake traditionally has had some thick aquatic plant growth.

It harboured northern pike and bass, and was a great growing ground for the schools of young bass that were hatched on beds in early summer.

Most of those weeds have disappeared this summer—much to the delight of swimmers who choose to enter the water from our beach area.

I have a favourite fishing hole at the top end of Rice Bay on Rainy Lake that traditionally held a great variety of fish. If I had a young person who wanted to fish, this was the go-to spot for success.

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