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fishinbros

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fishinbros

i'll be going up next weekend and am wondering where the big ones are

also wat are the hot baits for catching them

waxys or minnows confused.gif

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fishroger

find a drop off near 30 FOW . Get some shiners and fatheads. Put the shiner on a tip up, and use the fatheads for jiggin. Use a pimple or something that glows and satrt jiggin. A velixar helps with the jiggin part.

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TrophyEyes

Are they really that deep right now? I have always had some success in the 17-24FOW range, but never gone much deeper than that.

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fishroger

it can vary, but as the season goes on they seem to go deeper. Did move house from 21' to 25' and have already done better. Got away from traffic which helps.

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fishinbros

are they right out in front of gooseberry island again

if so that would only range from 8-20 ft.

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tisosy11

I was out this weekend and there were minimal houses out compared to last year. The bite was slow but you could stay busy because the little perch just would keep you busy. Was all over the west central part of the lake and didn't have much luck on size except for some real nice craps just outside of moose-o near a froze in tip up...hahah

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tisosy11

Real nice tip up too...

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storm_rider_1

my house is in 21 feet out there by gooseberry and the bite has been zero the last few weeks, moving deeper as soon as my back feels better.

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fishinbros

has anyone tryed the southeastern side of the lake where the realy deep deep holes are.

maybe that would be something to try 30ft.+

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Ice4blood

Zero is right stormrider. Ready to go after some crappies tonight?

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fishinbros

well right out from the brezzy point channel is a pretty good spot if you want to catch sunnys or a passing by northern

also little perch

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fishroger

Pelican is pretty slow at the present time. Seems to be a short run, maybe 30 min. from about 515p - 545p. You might pick up 1 or 2 keepers, lots of little bait stealers (6-8") before that.

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tisosy11

I have never had huge luck on Peleican but I havn't fished it as much as i should. This is the year I am going to learn more about that big lake!

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rockyhook

After catching some eye's in 50' at the tourney last Saturday, on Sunday afternoon I tried it on Pelican, and actually caught three about 14". What a suprise I never would have thought to fish that deep... I also had a bunch of suspended fish about 30' down that would bite, but I could never hook them (tullibee?? confused.gif). Otherwise this has been a really tough winter on Pelican. Maintaining hope for February!!!

Thanks to Jason for the map and bait for the tourney; three of us went, my buddy caught a .92 Rocky, I got a .69 eye and my wife got a .27 eye that didn't make the list, and we got three really small eyes. Great day!

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fishinbros

the suspened fish are are tullibee and they have some size to them

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tisosy11

I hope to make it up pelican again in the next couple weeks - hopefully i can hook into some fish.

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TrophyEyes

Heading up on the 8th. Hopefully the fishing will pick up a bit. Has everyone been abandoning the weed edges in search of roaming walleyes on the sand? I am taking a friend of mine and would like to get some action. We will be mobile if necessary, but ideally it would be better to sit, drink and catch a couple limits (not to be too greedy). Is the ice safe for SUV's? Any major cracks, especially on the east side?

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norbecker

Got a few keeper wallys on the south end over the weekend but it was spoty and slow. only one keeper each night and a few real small ones. unfortinatly i have not had time to fish anywhere other than the south side but from what i have experianced it has been slow all year.

I have never cought a tullibee on pelican but would like to get a few to try in my smoker. anyone have a tip as to where i can track them down? i take it they show up suspended on the vexilar then you send down a jigging spoon with a minnow head?

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fishroger

They move alot. Usually out in the deep holes, somewhat suspended. You can always tell its a tullibee. They shine very bright on the vexilar and they will follow the jig way up off the bottom. I usually have a separate ultra lite rig ready with a small pimple with a single hook, then I put a crappie minnow head on it or a small piece of minnow. It has to be small or they wont hit it, jig it, they like to hit it when its dropping. There awesome fighters on ultra lite. I always had best luck about 830 am after the wallys went thru.

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tisosy11

When is the best time to hunt walleyes - we got out there about 8 last week and had one right away and then nothing...

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tisosy11

Should we get out pre-sunrise? - How is the night bite?

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BigFish1

Norbecker-I tried fishing the south side for the first time last weekend with not much success. I did catch a tullipee in 30ft of water off of Stevens point. It was 16" long. Caught it with a small orange rattle spoon. Good Luck.

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rockyhook

Tisosy, as I said in my earlier post this year has been way off for me on Pelican. That said, AM can be the best bite at times from my experience. I usually like to start at least a half hour before sunrise. An hour before and after sunset is also normally a prime time of course.

On the tullibies, when I marked a bunch of them it was mid afternoon in about 55', they were ranging from 40' down to 20' down, I have never noticed fish move up and down so much before. They were all over, and they were nipping at my bait, I think my treble was to big. I had a tip-up 20 yards away in 14'...

I'll be trying for some eyes tomorrow after work, glad to hear temps should be decent again.

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norbecker

well i tried to find tullipee over the deep holes on the south end of the lake and had no luck, i moved around all over the south end, nothing. I can complaint much it was nice to get out and move around in the portable and i did C&R a fat 22" wally in my perminent on the south end.

Any advice as to what part of the lake to get a tullipee? i think next time out i will try deep holes in the middle of the lake, mid lake East of the island.

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tisosy11

Man o Man - hope to be up there this coming weekend!

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