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Last Saturday night

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Made it up last Saturday and fished from 7-1. We fished the Northwest side and the night started out very slow. We didn't catch a fish until about 8:15. We were fishing from 5-8' of water and ended the night with 15 walleyes and a monster northern that we guessed weighed btwn 15-20 lbs. The water temp. was 55 and the wind went from flat calm to a wind out of the east which gave us some pretty good rollers.

All fish were caught on #12 HJ's with purple perch being the hot color. The key for us was having our lines out about 50' as the weeds were a problem if we were any further back.

Our boat speed was btwn 1.2-1.7 mph. We did catch four slot fish which was a surprise. The bite was a little better than last weeks bite and I'm hoping it gets progressively better this weekend. Also, very little boat traffic on the water which was nice. Good luck this weekend.

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