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kilkercal615

Orchard Lake (Lakeville)

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I fished this lake for the first time this year and didn't have the best luck. I tried about a dozen diffrent spots and some diffrent presentations. I know that the walleye numbers are pretty low but what I was wondering is if there are even any walleyes left in there and if so (not asking for exact spots) where is the best place to catch them. I did have some luck on northrens and caught some small crapies but was just wondering if I was wasteing my time with walleyes.

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i know a couple people who have caught them here and there but i dont think there is enough in there to target them and expect to pull out numbers but they sure are in there

I would say they are mostly caught by crappie fisherman by accident

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early ice, out by the small patch of reeds. there catch a few here and there but no to many

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Anyone catching any decent crappies out here????

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Early in the season (before Christmas) I tied into a scool of walleye one night, out by the sunken island. I pulled a 12-inch walleye up and had two more on the line that we weren't able to get through the ice. One had to be a good size because he broke 6lb test line.

I thought to myself...great, I found a local lake with some walleye. I've been back several times and it's been the dead sea except for potato chip sunnies. There are walley in there. Not sure how many but like any fishing....you got to be in the right place at the right time and the fish got to be huingry.

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Hey fishingguy what were you using for bait...I tried all kinds of stuff out there but had no luck... How deep were you fishing. I was out by the sunken island some and fished anywhere from 12-25 feet of water any advise would be great.

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Like I said, it was only one time I found the walleye or I should say, they found me. I was in about 13 feet of water and using fatheads.

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