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Thinking of putting the riggers on next weekend and taking a day off Vermilion and trolling for some lakers on Bside..never been on it before but heard it's a beautiful lake.

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I went out this morning. Tried a little of everything. No luck. Unless you count two rock bass! Went for eyes early, fished humps in 20-40 FOW with crawlers and leeches on a harness and with jigs. I tried longlining for lakers right before I left at noon. It was a great morning except for the fishing.

The thermocline was showing up strong around 40 ft according to my cheap fish finder, marked a lot of fish suspended at 20-30 ft when in 40-60 FOW. I'm guessing these were mostly baitfish, with the occasional gamefish mixed in. Any Burntside "experts" want to weigh in? Anyone else have luck? If so, what did you do? BTW I fished the islands in the general area of the entrance to north arm.

Craig

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The thermocline is at about 18-20 feet, temp about 73 on the surface, 68 degrees 16 feet down,64-65 at 18-20 feet,at 20-24 feet down to 59-60 degrees.

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Picked up a couple nice eyes 23, 24, and a 16 on 7/6. Slipping with leaches

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After looking back at some of last years posts I thought I had it wrong. But there was a while where my finder showed a flat line about 5 ft thick at 40 ft when the water was deeper than that. Not sure what that was.

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A lot of strange lines appear on locators when fishing Burntside, it may be phidoplankton or zooplankton (don't know if I have the spelling correct) confused.gif A camera shows much material floating around at different depths, last year it was just below the therocline and was quite a few feet thick. Looks like the same stuff this year.

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    • Borch
      Looking forward to it.  Here are some more prizes.
    • Wanderer
      Yep.
    • IceHawk
      Nice gill Rick 
    • IceHawk
      HunterFisher Don't rule out trying that lake again. If theres a lot of wood in the water those schools could, be pinned down on other trees than you were fishing. Trust me I have a lake near Glenwood i fish that has a bunch of tress scattered throughout the lake. It took me numerous times fishing it to figure out patterns on that lake. But once i found them well worth it!  I have found lakes with a lot of submerged trees or wood usally hold some real good panfish, . They have plenty of places to hide from predators and anglers through out the seasons. 
    • IceHawk
      See you tomorrow Jeff we'll dial them in 
    • Borch
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    • Borch
      A lake like that with no real hole or structure lends itself to roaming fish.  If there is a defined weededge that will be your structure.  Electronics are not going to show you much until the fish is on your bait.  Drill a lot of holes and move around until you catch fish. 
    • HunterFisher11
      Hay thanks for your input.... Just got home and got skunked!!!!! But that is ok at least now I know to take it off my list of lakes to fish in the winter, but will be back on it come spring and early summer...
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      Caught 17 walleyes on Friday, but all were dinks except for two 15".  Caught 6 more Saturday, all small again except for one 16".  Also caught a 12 inch perch, 3 eelpout, and 2 tulibee. Considering the snowstorm prediction for Sunday, I pulled my house off the lake and parked it back in the garage for the season.  LOW next week, then onto lakers the following weekend.
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      I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday. I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday.
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