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PaulEyes

Launch on 7/21

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Going on a launch out of Eddy's. Never went through these guys before and it was set up by my buddy's wife. Wondering how they are and what the fishing is like lately since I've been out of the loop for awhile. Thanks for the input, and I'll post results when we get back.

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I'm guessing either the service won't be good, fishing is bad, or no one has any useful info on this question. Thanks anyways. frown.gif

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Sorry, I have not used Eddies in 17-18 years.

When I did use them they were very good. My mom caught 25" on their launch then and it was her first and last walleye she ever caught.

Since then they have changed ownership and I do not know how it is now.

Good luck though!

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Fished with them last year at this time of year. Fishing was slow and we knew that going in but our boat did catch 10 walleyes with my sister-in-law catching her first two ever and my son-in-law had one of the ten also. Our captain was an older guy named Lester and he did a real nice job with everybody on board. There was another Eddy's launch about 75 yards away and they never had a fish as far as we could tell so we felt pretty fortunate. We fished the 6-10 p.m. shift which helped. Good luck.

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Never again!!!!! Sure it was nice to get out on the pond again but our captain wasn't very helpful at all. First of all you don't yell at a 13 year old for muscling a fish in ecspecially when it may be the biggest fish the kid has ever caught and then his drag was completely turned off.

The captain also tried moving us three different times........... in a big circle putting us in the same location, and depth, GOOD TRY BUDDY BUT I KNOW HOW TO READ YOUR LOCATOR AND GPS. There is a couple other issues with this resort but I'm not starting that war on here. Also our captain was pretty lazy when it came to cleaning fish, atleast that what our thoughts where when it came to him talking everyone into to throwing their catches back.

Personally we had a blast on Mille Lacs this weekend and we did catch more fish from shore than from the launch. But Eddy's will never see me again!!!!!!! (Atleast the launch service anyway!) mad.giffrown.gif

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I am not in any way telling you how the captain acted was fine but I was wondering if he was telling you to throw back the fish because of the slot restriction. The slot dropped down to 14"-16" for eaters and one fat one over 28". I just was wondering if these were the size fish you were catching or were they over the slot? Or were they already in the bin and he told you to throw them back? If that is true what an (Contact Us Please). Just a little confused as to what happened.

With as much forage in the lake right now it is a tough bite especially throwing slip bobbers from one of those barges. I was there a couple of weekends ago and got nothin. Too bad the grump yelled at a kid. Not cool. I am amazed at how they are trying to destroy their return business.

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My brother-in-law use to run the launchs there at Eddy's. They fire him over a year ago because they wanted a new direction. I've heard nothing but bad things from them now that they have a non-fish guy in charge. I know I won't return there just by the way they treated him before firing him, and if they treat the rest of their employee's the same way I would tend to think the employee's are going to treat the paying people the same way! Ch**p always rolls down hill.

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Jeez we must have lucked out when we had 'ol Capt. Lester last year. He truly was a decent guy.

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These where perch, so slot wasn't an issue. We didn't even see a walleye untill we started from shore. shocked.gif This guy was more interested in bsing with the people in the back off the boat instead of fishing. mad.gif

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I didn't know perch were so hard to clean that he wanted you to throw them back. I have not heard many positives about the walleye barges. To each their own I guess. Stay cool outside.

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