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Walleye are on the main lake reefs in 29-50fow. Most of the fish were caught in the 40-48 foot range. When the wind kicks up the larger fish seemed to become more active. Smallies are on the same reefs but are sitting on top of the reef.

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Which presentation seemed to work best for you?? Thanks

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If it is calm try vertical jigging. If the wind kicks up try lindy rigging. I wish I would've had my downriggers with cause I think we could have been more successful as we marked many fish in the 50-60' range.

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Thanks for the feedback. Phil

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Really want to take your time bringing fish in from those depths. Mortality likely when not brought in carefuly. Good Fishing!

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