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where to best Walleye fish this weekend??

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A friend and I will be staying at a resort on the 3rd Crow Wing for a long weekend of fishing, we have had great success last your catching Crappies and Northerns on our first annual trip fishing the 3rd and 4th. I have seen recent postings about Fish Hook and the 8th as well as potato and the 3rd being the choices for Walleye fishing. wondering if anyone can shed some light on where to go on any of these lakes or if the 3rd is as good a choice as any?. I have no clue as to where to start on any of these lakes in looking for Walleye's, having only navigated the 3rd somewhat offers only some familiarty to the layout of the lake. I have a map book with each one of these lakes so any refrence to where to start would be great. I am also assuming that a Jig and Redtail is also the preferd method this time of season? any input as to presentation or time of day or eve would also be welcome. looking forward to a Great Weekend and Thanks for any info that you can provide to help our Walleye Hunt!!!


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Stay on 3rd thier is alot of walleyes in the lake to bad that you are going this weekend i will be there the following weekend email me at I will give you some areas to try. I usally make a few trips every year and i almost always get some nice size walleyes'

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You can try Long my friend has a cabin on Long and his dad has got 30in out of there this year and had good success with eyes and bass.

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I hopefully am going to 3rd sometime around the 21st this month. Best luck we have had for walleye is the hump - located about 1/2 between the two visible islands. It comes up to 11 or 12 feet. If you don't have a depth finder, start at the east edge of the largeer island and head directly for the smaller island. You should go right over it. Also, the two points toward the South end. Easy to find. I had very good luck on the Western point trolling leaches and minnows late July from the point bact toward Round Bay Resort. Anywhere from 8 ft to 15 ft. Fairly steep drop-off. Also caugt several northerns there as well. We also troll around the islands with some success. Usually always with leaches and minnows.

Not much structure on 4th that will pinpoint walleyes. Lake only gets around 12 ft of depth or so. We did catch some this summer just drifting - starting on the North end, and casting crankbaits. Lots of smaller northerns, so could be fun (or annoying - depending upon how you look at 2 to 3 lb northerns). The North end of 4th seems to be a little deeper and has the river emptying there.

Early morning and late evening seemed to be better last fall and this summer.

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Dave B

You can also find that hump by going straight out from the ramp at Crow Crest.

I like to troll big cranks on the edge of the weedlines around both islands and the point on the west side of the lake to Round Bay.

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