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Transition Areas

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Anyone know where these are? I know in the middle it is pretty much mud but how about the reefs or gravel bars? If you get off the reefs or gravel does it go from rock to sand or muck? Just looking for some new areas to try and catch the elusive walleye or perch. Is there a map that shows the what the bottom is like?

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I look for the steeper breaks on structure and search out the transitions using my camera. You can find some maps that indicate bottom types-Lakemaster/reel bottom/walleye wiffer to name some.

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Transitions on any body of water can be tough to find.If you have the time and patience,you need to go onto some structure and drill til you find them.Its much easier if you find them during the open water season and mark them with your gps so youll be ready for the ice fishing season.

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This might be an odd question but how would one locate a transition such as mud to sand? Gravel and rock to anything else seems pretty straight forward. Does the transition occur within a few feet, several yards, more?

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Before cameras, we used to drill holes on what we thought might be the EDGE of a deep rock pile, then move away drilling more holes. We'd look at the vexi and also would poke the bottom with an aluminum 25 foot tape measure to feel for rocks and/or silt. Now days its just lower the camera.

There are a few deep rock humps just to the east of sloppy joes (no roads). Look at your lake map, plot gps, find the hump and drill holes around the rock hump looking for the transition. Sometimes it is well defined and you might see perch or an occasional walleye lined up right along the transition line.

GL

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