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g'eye pilot

Late Summer/Early Fall

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Can anyone comment on when the summer bite is not so much downrigging, but back to hook-n-line fishing? Is this later in Aug, vs. into September? Are there any fish out on the rocks at this time, or is it back to a shoreline patter?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Pilot,

Downrigging may be the easiest, most efficient way to target

summer time Walleyes but it isnt the only way. You can

long line deep diving crankbaits on Fireline, you can pull

smaller baits with lead core line and get down to where the

fish are, clip weights and 3 way rigs can also help you

troll the deep without the aid of an 8 pound ball.

If its trolling that you dont care for, there is still a

very good bite on the rock piles. These fish are catchable

with jigs, spinners or live bait rigs all summer long. The

rocks are easy enough to find and fun to fish.

It is October before there is much of a shoreline bite and

a jig and shiner minnow become the clear favorite. However,

there is still a very good hook and line type bite going on

in the deep water over Pine Island anchoring and jigging.

This happened last summer too, charter boats were fishing

this way thru August with pretty good success. Lots of

fish out there now and plenty of ways to catch them.

Good Luck

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Curt -

Thank-you very much for your comments... I am a LOW rock pile veteran myself. But I have some family interested in going up later in the summer, and I have never fished the big pond that late in the summer.

Again, very helpful and I always appreciate hearing from you.


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Slip bobbers can help tame reefs for kids and family.

On a nice day moving from rock pile to rock pile can be

real productive.

Good Luck

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