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Pokegama Walleyes--Any Action

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Any walleye action on Pokegama? I fished a bit last weekend and did a bunch of "looking" with an underwater camera. I found tight schools of walleyes and smalleyes here and there just outside the weedline, and had a tough time getting them to bite. I tried rigging, jigging, slip-bobbers, and ripping a blade bait (Heddon sonar). Has anyone been doing any good?

I noticed VERY limited life with the camera. No bait-fish to speak of.

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gkl

Hey stick. I was last out the full moon period of September. I trolled at night and the fishing was fantastic. Over three nights, me and some buddies caught over 30. Tried during the day, no dice. After 10pm, they were very cooperative on big Husky Jerks in 6-8 fow around rocks and sand. Other than early summer, I have way better success at night. Especially this August and September, the night walleye fishing was very consistent and some of the best walleye fishing of my life.

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Got back last weekend, and didn't get much fishing in. We had Thursday and Friday slated as our fishing days, Saturday we chased grouse, and Sunday was dock out day. Our fishing days turned into cribbage and staying dry in the cabin for most of the day as the weather wasn't good at all. As my dad always said "I'm not made enough at the fish to go after them in this weather". It was a good vacation nonetheless. I wish I had a few more open-water fishing days, but I'm shifting my focus to the upcoming deer-season. I also say...bring on the ice.

Thanks for the info.

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trollingforeyes

I was out on Poke Sat at sunset for about 45 min. Trolled the weed edges next to some sharp breaks. No action. Water 52 degrees, may be to warm yet.

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I'll be out Friday and Saturday night for the full moon. Weather looks chilly, but nice. I will be surprised if it's not good. I may have an open seat Saturday night. If anyone is interested, drop me an email at gklofacr@aol.com.

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PokieGuy1331

Fished daylight on Friday & Saturday on Pokie and the smallie bite was incredible. Saturday between 8-1PM I caught 30 smallies with the largest 5 lbs. and a number in the 2-3 lbs. Lindy with minnow in 38-48 feet of water. Lots of bait fish with a couple of times the graph couldn't read bottom. Also caught a 26" eye in 47 feet.

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Wow, sounds like you had a great couple of days. My Friday and Saturday were completely opposite. I trolled Friday and Saturday night without a single fish, not even a tap. After such consistent success in July-September, I was really surprised and dissapointed. I tried Lindy riggin some minnows for about an hour on Saturday with only a little northen to show for it.

Pokieguy, what general part of the lake were you on Saturday?

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PokieGuy1331

Wendigo arm. It seems like after turnover the big lake gets tougher and I fish Wendigo because the water is a little bit stained.

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good to know. I know almost nothing about life on the other side of the bridge. The lake is so big with so much structure it will probably take me the rest of my life to figure it out!

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