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riverrat56

Finally figured it out

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Well after listening to TO preach about shallow water walleyes for the better part of two years, I finally gave it a try last thursday and have been out 4 times since then and have had significantly better days than anyone else fishing the lake that I have talked to. Last week I caught 6 walleyes casting X-raps into downed trees, biggest was almost 26 inches, the next time out I picked up 4 more in 2 hours with the biggest being a 25, yesterday casting Shallow Shad raps I caught 8 with a 25 incher thrown in.

The pattern has been to find baitfish busting the surface and just start casting, also pulled a bonus 32" northern out a few days ago.

I feel like I have missed alot in the last few years by always trolling out deeper or live bait rigging.

This post was not meant to brag about my sucess only to encourage other people to go out and try fishing shallow water because it can be very productive and also very simple.

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Looks like you learned from TO and have it figured it out. Congrats.

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that has been the ticket for me too, although it was last year. problem is i havent been able to find the bait fish this year. too much river fishing. Only hit the lakes once a week if i am lucky.

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Just couldn't take it anymore. smirk.gif

Great job Nick!

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Hey riverrat don't forget who helped you catch some of those eyes including the 26" and the northern.

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Oh, oh. blush.gif

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