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vermilionwally

Walleyes

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Any lakes in the duluth area that have been doing well for walleyes recently? I havent even caught one yet through the ice this year, ive tried chub and big alot and pike lake but havent caught any.

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I would try the St. Louis Bay/River, Fish Lake, Island Lake and Pike lakes. They all are putting out a few eyes if you know where to go and when to be there.

Just like most lakes the eye fishing tends to get a bit tougher in these parts this time of year. Do your homework on some maps and be on a high percentage area early and late and you should connect.

I like to deadstick a shiner on 1 rod and agressively jig the other rod with a spoon or something that will draw fish in to me and the deadstick rod.

I just ordered a Jason Mitchell "Meatstick" rod. I think this will be a awesome deadstick rod and cant wait to try it out.

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