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What did I do wrong??

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I just got back from three days on Rainy. My wife's grandmother has a year-round place on the west side (Sand Bay near the public beach) so I don't get too far east on the lake. I had a hard time finding or catching fish this year. Is there something different going on this year?

I have had good luck in the past jig fishing some deep drops and pulling plugs on windy shores. Weather was probably too nice for fishing, but the kids had fun on the beach. I tried some mid-lake humps, flats, and other areas I had not fished before searching for some active fish. I'm stumped and looking for clues from people that might have done better than I did. My guess is that the combination of bright skies, little wind, and a full moon might have made the fish inactive during daylight and that I should have tried even deeper. I don't like fishing over 35' as it's hard to feel the lure/bottom.

Still a good time up north and got to try some new areas. Blueberries were pretty much done on the west end and it seemed dry on the islands we normally pick. Wild raspberries were abundant, however.

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HI R.L.F.,

YOU MAY HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG, I WASN'T IN THE BOAT FISHING WITH YOU, HOWEVER THE LAST WEEK FISHING HAS SLOWED, NORMALLY RIGHT NOW FISHING IS THE BEST, HOWEVER WE DON'T NORMALLY SEE EVERYDAY AT 90+ DEGREES THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. I HAVE TALKED TO NUMEROUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE POOR THIS PAST WEEK. WHEN AT WORK I WAS EXPLAINING TO 1 OF MY EMPLOYEES (WHO DID TERRIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND) THAT WEIRD AS IT MAY SEEM THE WALLEYES MAY HAVE WENT SHALLOW...ABOUT 2 HOURS AFTER OUR CONVERSATION SOMEONE WALKED IN & SAID WE JUST POUNDED THEM YESTERDAY...I SAID WERE YOU SHALLOW, THEY SAID YEA 12 FEET. THAT IS THE CHALLENGE FISHING RAINY, SOME TIMES THE GOOD LORD CHANGES THE WEATHER ON US, SO THATS WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO "OUTSIDE THE BOX" & SAY WHERE DID THEY GO & START LOOK LOOKING...USING THAT EVER SO IMPORTANT GRAPH.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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