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Tim_Anderson

walleye report

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Fished yesterday under some pretty challenging conditions. 20mph northwest wind. Big time cold front. Walleyes bit sporadically. We found them on the up-wind edge of several of the flats. 8 mile, 7 mile, shermans, and busters. We caught them with a variety of methods.... lindy rigs, short and long. Floating jig heads...chartreuse, white, and red. Plain kahle hooks too. Leeches worked the best for bait. We had 7 fish 24 to 28 inches. One "eater" at 15, which we also let go. Tried some trolling with tail dancers, but no luck with that. Did a little musky fishing last night as well. Got a 21 inch smallie on a pacemaker, and a nice pike too.

All I can say is, thank God for bilge pumps!

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I was out on Wednesday--the fishing was brutal! Felt sea-sick after being out there. The Walleyes were not jumping in our boat--we used Lindys and Spinners on long snells. We had to work pretty hard for our fish.

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