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I went fishing on the river (above the dam) in TRF on Saturday. It was cold and rainy, But fishing is heating up!

Trolled crankbaits right down the channel. The fish I was catching were coming at locations in the channel where the bottom would come up shallower. Specifically on the inside of the river channel near bends in the river.

Once I would catch a fish in a location, (or the spot "looked good") I would turn around and go back through the area several more times. A couple of my Walleye's came after a few runs through a spot.

2.0mph-2.5mph seemed to be pretty good speeds, but faster speeds will soon prove to be better I think as the water cools and the fish start feeding to prepare for winter.

I fished from about 3:00pm till 7:00 and ended the day with a nice 19"1/2 Walleye, 2-17" Walleye's a couple small Walleye's measuring under 12" and a few Northerns. I only kept the 19"1/2 Walleye,(made a couple fish sandwiches) so the other fish are still swimming to be caught again.

Get out and try trolling the river, now till ice up will be pretty good. One note*** Larger Cranks out produced smaller ones...Good luck.

Talk to you later.

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what colors were you using?? did you try any live bait? i know on sunday there were some guys slaying the walleye at about 7-9:30 where the river runs into the power house (that channel with the bridge over it). they were jigging minnows on a lindy rig and were catching as fast as they could cast.

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Thanks for the report.

I was using neutral colors (shad/gray). I pulled a Yellow/Chartruse colored crank for a while, but it didn't seem to matter. I did try a crawler on a harness in one spot, but it kept getting hung up on stuff, so I went back to using Cranks.

Good to hear that others were catching fish too. I probably won't be fishing at "that" location anytime soon. It might sound weird, but I like to find my own fish...for some reason I take more pride in the fact that I did it myself, I found the fish without any help...No one told me where to go!

There have been many days with tough fishing because I feel this way, but when I do finally put things together, it makes it much more exciting.

Talk to you later.

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