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Tips for first week in July

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We are heading up for a week on a houseboat on June 30th and I am looking for a few tips. We will be targeting walleyes mostly with some dabbling into the smallmouth and northerns to fill the time. Any tips on baits would be appreciated. I am assuming leeches and crawlers for the walleyes. We have never been up there in the open water season, so the whole fishing experience will be new. I have a pretty good idea on location, just wondering on depths and baits. Are the standard smallmouth baits a good choice?

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Gus,

We're going up for a houseboat trip ourselves. Going out this Sat!! I haven't been up that way since the late 80's. Really looking foward to it. I've been looking for some help on the fishing too. I'm figuring jigs and Lindy Rigs. I hope someone out there can help us.

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I saw alot of mayfly larva in the water and then there are the pine flys which are hatching out over the next week or two. There has also been these black flying bugs that hang out on the boat and I think they came from the water as well. Try using a leech on a lindy rig or on a jig.

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Thanks for the advice. I was wondering a little more about the smallmouth baits. I plan on buying a few inline spinners and some plastics, but not sure what colors or styles. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for advice on the leeches and the bug hatches lately.

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Last time I was up a few weeks ago I did very well on smallies using a texas rig with 4" Yamamoto Senko plastics. The dark green variety seemed to get more hits than others.

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