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Irene question

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Heading up there this weekend. I know its not the greatest lake for walleyes but do plan on doing most of my fishing after dark when my wife and son go to bed so will be targeting them. Just have kind of a generic question. At this time of the year in a lake that was all stocked fish should I primarily focus on the 12 foot weedline on the shore or on the sunken island or would i be better off focusing deeper even at night?

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Have been doing alright out there trolling shad raps in about 15-16fow early morning or in the evening. The sunken island has been working best for me. Good luck and let us know how you did cool.gif

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thanks alex 1 will give it a try, have been working the island but mostly live bait. Had a decent spot early season that i used to slip bobber but now its all bullheads at dark. So for the most part been just going after bass/panfish, (sunnies everywhere but have had a hard time finding the crappies again) Usually I seem to be one of the only boats out there at night, clears out pretty quick at dusk.

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I haven't been out there lately trying for the crappies but last time I was we caught them trolling 2" twister tails, pink 1/64th jig head, and a minnow in the southwest "bay" around the corner from the access in 10-16fow.

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well couldnt find the crappies at all, tried trolling the island and caught 2 small eyes. On friday afternoon after marking some bait fish and big hooks underneath them in deeper water (30 to 35 feet) I decided to use the leadcore setup i have and troll some cranks about 20-25 feet down. (wasnt really near structure just basically trolling the east side) Ended up having the best bass day I have ever had in my life (not for numbers but size wise)In 3 hours caught 9 bass all between 16-20 inches, was a blast. Tried doing the same thing on saturday and caught nothing.

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To bad you couldn't get into the Eyes, but it sounds like you had a good time anyways. Hopefully when I'm off in late Sept. the fish will be cooperating better. Irene is one of my best fall lakes.

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I split a cabin up on Irene with my step dad (whos lives there full time) First year on the lake so still trying to learn the lake, thanks for the help

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