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fishcanoe

Lakes Turned Over? Walleye Feedbags On?

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I'm going to be up in the Battle Lake area next weekend 10/13 (taking the docks in) and was wondering if anyone knows if the lakes have turned over yet or if the Walleyes are putting on the feedbags in the current? Thanks for any info!

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I guess I'll just reply to myself - I'll be fishing the area this weekend. Mostly from a canoe or wading. The weather looks good. I hope the fall bite is on. If anyone's interested I'll let you know how I do.

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Hi fishcanoe,

I really don't think the turnover has happened yet.

I was hunting ducks on North Turtle yesterday, and I was setting and picking up decoys bare handed without any discomfort. I'd say the water temps might still be in the mid to upper 50's.

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How was the duck hunting?

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For about 10 minutes, pretty dang good. Woodie/mallard action was very active a little after from about 715 to 725. Then it tailed way off. Not a whole lot of new birds around, but that could change any day.

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Was on Otter Tail Saturday for the afternoon, water temp was 55(suface), fishing was slow. A few good bites anywhere from 30-50 ft. but nothing to show for it. Hopefully the bite will pick up as the water cools.

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