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Yesterday was about as miserable as conditions can get! Big wind, cold temperatures, and unending drizzle all day. My Parents are visiting and I was disappointed thinking that the day after the cold front would be a total bust. Wrong! We left this morning to low 40 air temps and 50 degree water temps where we started. After an hour of zero action, we tried spot #2. A pretty stout north breeze was blowing into the shoreline I wanted to fish and I had to run the motor on 4 to maintain the proper trolling speed. It didn't take long for the action to start and by the time we finished later in the morning, my Dad had his limit of really nice 15.5"-16.5" walleyes. As a bonus, he caught a real dandy. We didn't catch any dinks this morning and I'm hoping that the bigger fish are finally turning on. We tried both leeches and minnows but, the minnows were the ticket this morning. We had hits from 21'-27' but the "best" depth was 25'. The fish were definitely laying in an area that was gravel bottom with boulder snags as I edged closer to shore and mud as I mover deeper off the gravel.Water temps warmed to 54.5 degrees by the time we left around noon. All things considered, it was a great morning!

Good Fishing,

MarkB smile

This fish was released after the picture taking.


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Many thanks for sharing and opening my memory locker of my Dad...


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Nice job. I admit I wimped out yesterday & stayed on shore. We tried for a little while this morning north of Pine Island but not a bite. Had a big musky follow up to the boat to let us know that he was the boss tho' Great job on getting your Dad on fish. My Dad has passed but the memories of fishing with my Dad is something I think of every day with great fondness.

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Capt. H (Ret.)

Thank for sharing!! That's what memories are made of.


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Casey Sunsdahl

Very Nice!

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Nice fish! Saturday was a cold one for sure. Think I was more comfortable back in early February on that -39 morning drilling holes.

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You are a lucky man to be out with your dad. Mine's still kicking but his days of getting up here are over. Won't even let me come and get him. And, yes, it was surprising that fish were hitting after that colder weather moved in. I heard leeches are working now, too and will try them this evening. There are a lot of 12-13 inchers in Frazer. Bodes well for the future. Thankfully there are some larger, too. West end is best.

Thanks for the report and savor your times with Dad.


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