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muskie-mike

I pulled leadcore for two hours on Friday in Frazer,no fish...maybe I was too deep..24-26 ft...

 

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FishinCT

I'm interested in the why too. I troll a little bit when I'm there in the fall when they are scattered in front of the cabin and usually do ok but I've never dedicated more than a half hour or so to it. 

Is it effective because the fish are just more scattered that time of year? Because the perch minnows are shad rap size by then? Water temperature warm so pulling at 2+ mph works for more active fish? 

Do you just enjoy doing it or is it the most effective presentation that time of year?

Sorry for so many questions, just like to keep learning about the lake

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OhioVike

Yes, when fish are scattered,  trolling at 2mph covers more ground than your typical troll speeds. But also, the speed and action of rapala stirs the fishes' instinct and you get a reaction strike.  Seems to make fish that might not be as aggressive, more aggressive and again creates more success.  

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VermilionGold

Right now there are lots of walleyes out roaming the basin and leadcore is the most effective way to target them.  I enjoy trying to put together a pattern, as each day the best location and lure will most likely change.  Also, I have small children and it is any easy way to get them on fish.  It helps if you can run 3-4 lines, so you can experiment with lure size, color and depth.  Most days you can find a specific color that will out fish the others 5:1.  Once you find the winner you can replicate on the other rods and really dial it in.  Obviously it helps if you have an extensive collection of shad raps, lure collection can be addicting and expensive.

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Wheres_Walter

Thanks for the insight VG and Ohio.  I have a tackle box full of rapalas that I seem to buy every spring, then never use.  Might need to put them to work!   We tend to close up the place for the season around Labor Day, so I miss out on the fall bite.  But then again, we never knew there was a fall bite until recently,  and I don't need much of an excuse to fish.  

Is there a point in the late summer/early fall where the bite changes from crawlers to minnows again?  It seems like that's the case if you are pulling raps, no?

PS- This site is just the best.   I appreciate all the fishing knowledge I've gained here in the past few years.  I try to contribute when I have something worthwhile to add, and I hope my meager tips have helped one or two pick up a few extra eye's.   

Good luck out there.

Matt

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muskie-mike

Part of my not getting the fish is I usually fish alone so only One line out...last year I had many 20+ fish outings..will keep trying...

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VermilionGold

Later in September/October I will put the trolling gear away and switch back to fishing minnows on jig or lindy.  Jigging raps can be deadly that time of year as well.

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bassbouncer

We have been catching lots of walleyes with leadcore lately. Some in Frazier and some in big bay. Bought one rod a couple weeks ago and now own 4.  Salmo hornets, Berkeley Flickr shad and Flickr minnows, etc. ditto on the color thing. Can make a huge difference 

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Wheres_Walter

Anyone have a sense of Grouse populations in the Vermilion area this year?  Up? Down?  Average?

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OhioVike

Really, really bad. I would stay away.  LOL. 

 

Only joking. I don't believe we are at the top of the cycle but no reason to stay away.  

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Wheres_Walter

LOL.  I'm pretty sure I'm no threat to the overall population of grouse in the area.  I hunt maybe 2 hours on 2 mornings in the entire season.  My running joke is that grouse hunting  is a sport of diminishing returns.   I usually flush 8 birds, actually see 4, get a legit shot at 2, and hit 1.....if I'm a little lucky.   

Its a walk in the woods with my dog, getting a bird is a bonus.

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OhioVike

That is the way we have always done it.  I have never hunted on 4 wheeler in my life.  

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PSU

Did very well with walleyes since last Thursday in The Frazer Bay area. 18-35 feet jigging with minnows and also pulling crawlers on Lindy Rigs....we are so fortunate to have this beautiful lake close by!

 

 

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airnuts

Coming up next weekend to pull up the docks for the last time. Yup, my brother-in-laws folks sold their place on Frazer Bay. They owned the beautiful place just west of the public boat landing.They are in their 80's and are going to stay put at their place on Arizona. Been coming up for 20 years and now I won't have a free place to vacation at. Going to have to do some surfing for rentals I guess.

Anyways, how has the walleye fishing been? Guess the weather will be quite a bit cooler next week. 

Thanks for all the help over the years!

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PSU

That's a bummer airnuts. Fishing has been good in Frazer pretty much all summer. Coming up next week as well

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jhousenga

I'll also be up this weekend. Fishing Friday and Saturday and putting the boat away on Sunday. Where are people finding the eyes and what are they biting on? Jigs, rigs, slip bobers? I don't do led core or jigging raps. I'll be on Daisy Bay, so any place from Big to Frazer is in play.

Thanks!

 

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