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i am thinking about going to minnewaska this weekend for the day either saturday or sunday and im wondering if anyone is having any luck. im thinking about going after some panfish during the day and maybe walleyes in the evening. i have never fished the lake and any tips would help a lot. i will post my results when i return. thanks for the help.

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I was in Starbuck over New Years. I caught my fair share of walleyes, but nothing bigger than 14.5". I did lose quite a few also. Line broke a couple times, reel issues & 1 tangled in the vexilar. I was in 14 feet of water. Surprisingly we only caught a few perch. Usually they bite during the day, but not this year. The walleyes were by no means jumping thru the hole, but in 3 1/2 days of fishing I probably caught 15-20. My brother had his house about 100 yards away from me and didn't do very well at all.

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I was there on Sunday (12/30). S-L-O-W for panfish. It took me 5 hours (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)to get a dozen decent sunfish. Did not catch any other species. Nothing on a tip-up either. It did start to pick up a bit around 2:00, but I left shortly thereafter to watch the Vikings lose. crazy.gif

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ive been fishing starbuck side alot of yrs and its been slow for walleys.but other people say they are caching them.now on that note i ask them how maney have been keepers. well may be 2 or 3 i say ok. hope u plp are throwing the small one back (say 15inches an smaller)an the big ones back.well any ways no sense getting to far in depth with that we all know thats an on going issue on lake minnewaska for not having a slot limit. but ive caught some nice walleys here an there.but im finding the best bite at about 5 to 7pm but that might change now that warm weather is moving in this weekend.bet ur jiggin rod im going to be out there all day both days cant miss the bit whenever thats going to be but im going to find out.lol.lots of slimmers.oh these walleys this yr. sure are gurthy omg..(thick).well good luck.

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Get a good map, hopefully with GPS. Find a drop from 12-15 going to 18 plus, not too gradual either. GET AWAY FROM EVERYONE. Please keep your northerns. The last batch of walleyes I caught were packed with very small sunfish (less than 1/2") so they are not far from weeds.

Good luck.

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Anyone have any recent reports??

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walleyes shut down this past week but should pick up this coming weekend

sunfish will always bite anywhere!

crappies... not much action

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We ended up finding some walleyes to cooperate this weekend. Deeper water, 17-22 feet. Wouldn't bite on any jigs but tip-ups with shiners were the ticket in the evening. There were thick schools of baitfish all over in our area, bass, pike, walleyes, and some perch were coming through all day yesterday and today.

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