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Milkdud

South Turtle Lake

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I will be fishing South Turtle Lake on Saturday and possibly Sunday. What kind of fish can I expect to catch and any locations to start would be appriciated! I would like to catch some walleyes if possible.

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The lake has all the basic species. It can be a tricky lake. One day your on um the next you can't catch a thing. Have to just bop around the lake trying different tactics. I wish I knew more. I fish it all the time, this lake has driven me bonkers. Good luck. I am usually out there. I drive the 14' gremlin.

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Try fishing on my driveway, the water is high enough!!

As far as walleyes on ST I think you need a little wind or they'll see you. If the lake is calm, fish for something else (panfish or bass). I also never use leeches for eyes since all the dang sunfish will just knock your leech off.

I don't have any one good spot for eye's but there are some nice eyes in there. The picture on the left is a 27 incher I got 2 years ago. cool.gif

I think it took my one neighbor 20+ years to finally land his first walleye on ST so it's not like their jumping in the boat. I have a 17' Nitro, I should be out there although I may be taking my kid out for some panfish.

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I agree with archerystud. Small panfish will drive you crazy. The weeds go out to 16-18 feet and the grass can even go out further than that. If you can find a good weed edge, fish it. You'll catch almost everything. I'll be out in the old 16' Smokercraft. Report back on how you do.

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Thanks for the tips! I will be out in a 16' Lund Pro Sport Blue and Tan.

good Luck!

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Milkdud -

How was your weekend?

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Milkdud:

Yeah, inquiring minds want to know??

My son and I picked up a real good batch of sunnies. Have any luck with walleyes? I didn't try for any this past weekend.

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The weekend was great! Nice weather and did well with the fishing! Didn't land any walleyes but caught several crappies, bass, northerns, and sunfish. All in all it was a great time and a fun lake to fish.

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