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Hey I have my dads boat for one more day. I have had a lot of trouble locating walleye this week. All I need to know is at what depth they are at and what baits are working. Any other information would be helpful. Thanks guys.

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2 - 4' of water adjacent to fresh weed growth that is emergent. Cranks casted into or parallel to these types of areas has been key.

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Thanks alot I will give it a try.

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But don't neglect jigs & leeches on the outside weed edge too. wink.gifgrin.gif

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slip bobber with a crawler works too wink.gif

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I'll have more information by morning. I'm headed for the water now. grin.gif

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The shallow bite continues to be strong. I was out last night and will be again in the morning. The 24+" fish are starting to show. grin.gif

I'll post a more detailed report in the morning when I return from the lake.

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When throwin cranks to such shallow cover what do u guys use for yer go to bit. I havent done much of this type of fishing, usually in shallow cover i go to bobber fishing, but i would really like to giveit a try

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#5 shallow Shad Raps, #5 Shad Raps, 6A Bombers, #4 and #5 Salmo Hornets, #7 Salmo Minnows and 1/4 oz. Rat-L-Traps.

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cool thanks a bunch ill have to give em a try. i do have some shallow raps, but how do u keep the rattle traps out of the weeds..it seems id have to reel to fast for them to be effective...but i dont dought u otter yer posts have always seemed pretty on to me...thanks again

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If you're not pulling weeds off 2 out of 4 casts, you're not in the right area. grin.gif Reel as fast as you need to. The fish will get to it if they want it.

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