Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Turk

walleye update

13 posts in this topic

August 12, 2007 The mid walleye August bite calls for a game plan that involves working lots of spots to find your fish. Milk runs where fish have been holding are starting to produce less fish and so spot jumping is in order. I have been opting for a combination of cranks and spinners (with a little spilt shoting w/bait on small spots) and am still fishing in 20 to 24 feet of water. For the spinners my best blades have been firetiger and silver, I can’t honestly say the bead color matters but I like transparent yellow and red for colors, for bait I have been using crawlers. On a recent trip we did just that, covered ground and Dennis Hahn caught this 30 inch walleye.

DennisHahnperfect10080307web.jpg What a beast!

The eaters are still coming but again, you need to work for them much more than recent weeks.

Also river is rising right now so water clarity is being reduced.

Keep Catchin'

Turk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She's a beauty, nice fish! cool.gif I'll be doing some bobber fishing this coming weekend again, seems as though if the bait hangs around them enough they'll eat it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks walli.

All- Just a quick note, I had a guide trip today and ended up south of Prescott. The bite was better down south, actually the further south the better it got. Good luck this weekend.

Turk

Turk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

glad to hear you had some success down that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice fish Turk. Thanks for the tips.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Turk,

I want to make a reservation with you to learn fall fishing techniques on the river. I will be with one other person. Would you recommend late September or early to late October.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I was the guy lucky enough to be out with Turk on Wednesday, Great guy & one heck of a fisherman. I hadn't caught a walleye since June fishing on my own at least 2 times a week, using some of the things I learned from Turk I boated 2 eyes and 2 sauger from 6pm until 9pm tonight cool.gif. Thanks a million for the trip Turk. Any of you guys looking to up your catch rate and have a great day on the water I strongly recommend you give Turk a call and set up a trip, You will not regret it,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Bill for the kind words! We worked for them on that trip, but it was fun none the less,you definitely earn each fish this time of year.

Keep Catchin'

Turk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OafdaleFMR,

That whole period is usually good each fall, just find a date that works for you and send me an email. We'll take it from there! Get the net!

Turk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might I suggest Sept 22,Though you may not get much you might out catch me by .3 of a pound grin.gifgrin.gifmad.gifmad.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is that the one u have in the tank at home turk??? laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's Sheba, my pet walleye, I've got her trained to follow the boat for special clients. Dennis was getting married a few days after he caught her. I wanted to send him off into marriage with one last happy memory. grin.gif

Turk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

he he he ... cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Cret Jigs
      Thanks for sharing those pics ... really enjoyed that!!     Bob
    • eyeguy 54
      pretty neat that the train went over. 
    • Muskies
      Was out opening weekend walleye fishing. Caught walleyes in 10 -12 ft slow trolling minnows. Looked like the spawn was over and this coming weekend should be much better. Water was 55 degrees in the area I was in and didn't  get any other species.
    • Muskies
      Good evening hooked up as a non resident you are allowed one walleye between the sizes mentioned per day no matter what license you posses. As others have stated, the smallness should be off their beds and the walleyes will be transitioning to the deep water reefs. Wind blown points or current are always good places to start.
    • Wheres_Walter
      I'm not a big bass chaser, but last year I started tossing senkos rigged wacky around rock piles and docks and did pretty well on Smallies.  Green Pumpkin color seemed to work the best.    Stay away from white bouys, they mark hazards..... Unless you are creeping up on them with your trolling motor to pitch senkos on top of the rock pile.  I'll be on Trout Lake June 7-10 so if you want to text me when you get up to Vermilion I can give you a report on how it went for us.   Lots of resorts on Vermilion rent 25 HP fishing boats.     matt 612-868-1282
    • JBMasterAngler
      Boat traffic isn't all that bad, there's a million places to escape it on that lake anyway. Bugs are usually pretty bad that time of year, and we've had a pretty wet spring so far also. But they're not an issue out on the water. You can launch at a different access each day, and it'll be like being on a completely different lake.
    • JeremyCampbell
      Thats a great view
    • Wanderer
      This time of year inside weedlines with sand have been good historically.  Find some cabbage and you should be golden.   Those walleyes could show up here and there on cranks in that 10 foot range too.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I do not fish bass very often but have had good luck using straight braided line for bass and walleye. Very few bugs out on the water! Shore bugs usually only out in the late evenings. Very few jet skis and water skiers on most of Vermilion most of the time. Weekend Holidays can see a lot of traffic. Some one else will surely answer your bass bait questions ! Tons of rusty crayfish in the East end that the bass love! Cliff
    • Mr. Basskisser
      Hey guys. My wife and I are coming up June 10th for a week of bass and pike fishing. Staying in Niles Bay area. Had a few more questions, hoping for some insight from some locals/regulars.  I was wondering ab ou how bad the bugs usually are in mid June, mosquitos,  biting flies and no see ums. Hoping when are are out in the boat fishing they will pretty much leave us alone.         I mentioned going to Vermilion on a thread on our local Ohio fishing forum. A few guys commented that it was a very busy lake with lots of jet ski and tubers. I was thinking if I wanted a more remote feel for a day maybe renting a boat and taking the portage to Trout Lake. I know our 40 hp is too big. I was also thinking of trying the river below the dam launching on 8 mile creek. Saw that on an episode of Ultimate Fishing Adventures. I was wondering if that area is limited to 25 hp motors. What would be the pros and cons of each spot?     I know V is tannic stained. We use pretty much braid on all our poles. Do you braid users feel you need a flouro leader when  bass fishing. Here in Ohio our water is rarely clear enough to worry about that.   One last thing what are the go to colors for tubes and senkos for bass?        Thanks for any help info you can give.                    Mr. Basskisser