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Dhenry

Saturday Night

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Made it out Saturday night. Got to the lake and everything looked perfect....a little wind blowing in and very little boat traffic. We fished from 5:15 until 1:15 and ended up with eight fish. The two biggest were a 26" and a 27 7/8" that looked like it was going to explode it was so fat. We caught fish from Garrison to the Casino bay with no real pattern emerging except for speed. Caught all our fish on HJ 12's at a speed from .65-.85. We caught our first fish as soon as we got out and then had a lull for about an hour.

It has definitely been tuffer this fall than last, but how can you beat being out in decent weather with no other boats. I'll be headed out again this weekend and hope to get out a couple of times next week. Last year we had our best big fish night the weekend after thanksgiving so there is still hope. Good luck to all.

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Nice report D'. I'd take some nice weather after Thanksgiving too. grin.gif

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Nice work D. Heck we haven't even seen the rock bite take off yet. We are still a week off from last years water temps at this time. Here's one for you. We may still be in the boat when the winter slot change goes into effect. crazy.gif

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I was out Friday night and the bite was defiantly weird to say the least. I've never had this happen before. About 30ft into my trolling run I hit a weed so I took off the weed and casted back and instantly fish on. It was a nice fat 24" as soon as my buddy netted it he threw his lure out and smacked a 25”. As I was letting mine go I heard something splash, I looked up with me head lamp and there was a walleye swimming. It appeared to me the fish were chasing perch to the surface. So I put on a floating rap and retrieved it so it was only an 1" or so under the surface. Over the next hour we had nonstop action. Between my buddy and I we caught 8 really fat walleye. A couple 26", a couple 25", a few 24" and one was a 6 lb 23”, it’s the fattest walleye I’ve ever seen. We also seen many more swimming around the surface in 3 1/2fow. They were so aggressive I thought we were going to be in for one heck of a night and then nothing. We trolled another 4-5 hrs with two more fish to show for our efforts. Even though most of our evening was spent not catching fish it was the most fun I've had this year on the pond. The fish get fatter every trip I make up there.

Mykal when does the slot change? Oh by the way I seen you out there a few weeks ago. Looked like you were doing pretty well.

Nice post Dhenry!

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Hey Pie, norht, south, east, or west side of the lake?

Or if you want to be more specific tht would be cool.......:)

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Pieyed,

I've seen that a couple of times and as the old saying goes....right time, right place....It's a blast.

Slot changes December 1st.

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PieEyed,

Nice post, I wish I could've been out there with you. Any plans on getting out again before freeze-up? T-day weekend I might make a run at it if the weather cooperates.

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How sweet it would be to be out in December. I think we have a chance this year.

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It does indeed look good for open water action into the early part of december. But hopefully that won't last too long! grin.gif

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Eyewitness, I was on the North side.

You're right Paul it was a blast and not another boat in sight and only one other rig at the access. It was great!

Walleye Mike, I'm hoping to make at least three more trips out there before I put the boat away. Give me a call, I'll be out there over Thanksgiving weekend too.

I agree Dhenry I'd love to still be out in the boat in December. Maybe I'll see ya on the water this Saturday. The only problem is I'm having troubles rounding someone to go with so if you have room for one more give me a shout.

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I pulled cranks during December full moon one time when it was a very warn fall and the fullmoon landed in the first week. Caught a few eyes as well. laugh.gif

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Pigeyed, yes that must have been us. Weird night for sure. We caught all of our Eyes in the same little spot.

Hope to see you out there again.

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