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Going fishing for the first time on Namakan. Going to be up there from June 17 to 22. Can travel far with decent motor. Dumping in on Crane. Was wondering if the walleyes will be shallow or if they have moved to deeper water? What baits work best for walleyes up there. Going to bring musky gear for trophy pike also.

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My wife and I are looking at heading up to Namakan in either July or August.

We've never been up there before either and I think we're going to put in on the west side of Namakan.

I fished Rainy Lake a couple of years ago in mid June and did well fishing 25-32' w/ bottom bouncers, spinner, and either a minnow or Gulp nightcrawler.

We did catch some on jigs and Berklely Ripple Shads in the evenings when they'd move up shallow.

Granted we're not talking about the same lake, but I hope this gives you an idea.

Any tips or ideas for July or August fishing would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian

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Dave,

Walleyes are still up in the shallow water areas. Look for warm water that offers transition areas. The best areas that have been producing are soft to hard bottom such as sand/mud to gravel/mud. Also don't be affraid to pitch jigs towards the weed lines. There are lots of fish to be caught in water less than 10 FOW this time of year!

Good Luck!

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