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i'm going to be in the pine point area in a week, was wondering if the walleyes are biting close by or if the perch have started in walker narrows?

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Report from last Thursday in the Outdoor News:

LEECH LAKE AREA

Jigs and minnows or Rapalas are providing excellent walleye action in 10 to 12 feet. The key is to fish the wind-driven locations with spots such as Pine Point, West Goose Flats, Sand Point, and the area between Goose Island and Otter Tail Point being most consistent. Muskies are hitting topwater baits on the rocks near Pelican Island and North Bar. You'll find more perch in the same spots as walleyes, the south side of Bear Island is giving up crappies, and the bulrushes near Sand Point are worth noting for bluegills.

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Not sure about Pine point, but walleye fishing has been pretty good for us lately in walker bay. 20-24 ft of water with a spinner and worm seems the best. Some fish pulling raps also. The few perch we get have been small. Water temps are falling fast. (67 yesterday) so look for changes in patterns.

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Question...everyone talks about fishing the windward side of bars, breaks etc.,. Where would the windward side of goose flats be? The whole area about 4 sq miles is about 8-11 feet? Same with sand point, seems like sand runs east to west again about 2 miles long. Where is the break if there is a west or north wind???

Thanks

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The windward side of Goose Island with a north, northwest, west or southwest wind would be the west side of Goose Island. There are three distinct contours with flat areas between that step up from south to north.

The first one south is 10' to 11' and steps up to the second which is between 9' to 10'. The third is at the north end and is 8' to 9' of water. This area is about .5 miles wide and a mile long from Goose Island northwest. This is the area I refer to as the Goose Island flats. I have picked up Walleyes, with wind, working from side to side across these areas.

I am not sure if others would define the West Goose Island flats the same or not. It would be pretty easy to increase the area as once you hit the 8' to 9' depths there is a fairly wide area of the shallower depths.

It's a big area. I would like to hear how others define the area and which portions are productive and at what times of the year.

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Thanks for the reply...I think what I keep getting hung up on is a break can be 2 or 4' or less. Psychologically my mind tells me to find 15-20 foot break like along walker bay shorelines.

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Thanks for all the input, I've been gone for a few days and appreciate the replies.

Is it worth heading out to Sub, Mokey, if the points and flats aren't producing walleye?

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I was up there over the weekend and we killed the eye's Saturday night, fished in 12' of water along the weedline.

We were getting one after another, have never caught them that quick before.

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I ended up not being able to go this year but my buddy and his wife did well on the perch in the narrows and picked up walleyes on west goose flats and pine point. we fish(no night trolling for us) during the day and it seemed to him the best walleye fishing in a few years! hopefully i'll get back next year!

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I was out in tyhe narrows last saturday among the 40 boats or so used 2 SCOOPS of minnows up and we had a total of 2 walleye 3 keeper perch everything was so small we caught dozens of perch but for the most were to small to keep,about 8-9inch average We were hoping this wasnt what the rave was about. We also had 4 eyes that had to go back so we did have a good time.

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going up this weekend. will be fishing sand point all weekend. Any recent reports? anyone know water temps?

Thanks.

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Last reading on Monday before I left was 60 in Walker Bay and 58 on Pine.

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51 degrees over sand point Monday eve. That was with a strong south wind so it could very a few degrees. The weather should be mild this week so you could have great fishing.

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thanks guys. we always do well this time of year so we'll see!

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