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Im staying at Arrowwood July 2-5 and looking to catch some 'eyes for a fish fry or 2. Never been to the area before so I dont have much to go by other than my overall knowledge of Walleye fishing elsewhere. Ill probably be fishing early mornings and dusk for obvious reasons, but also because my boat will be used for the majority of the days for entertaining the girlfriends family. Im open to fishing not only Darling, but Carlos and Le Homme Dieu as well. 

From what ive read and can see on Google Earth, the lakes are pretty clear, and from experience, usually means tough walleye fishing for this time of year. -I grew up fishing Woman Lake in the Longville/Hackensack area and that lake is as clear as they come. The only way we can snag some 'eyes in the summer is to fish the deep weed lines. Is that the approach I should be taking on these lakes? Does dragging rapalas across mid-lake flats produce? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Gavin.

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I actually haven't spent much time on those lakes but if they're anything like Osakis, don't rule out breaking the rules. I have caught walleyes on glass-like conditions in shallow water (8' or less) in midday with clear skies and bright sun in July on Osakis speed trolling crankbaits. Might be an option to consider. 

 

Personally, I'm mostly a jig and minnow fisherman when it comes to eyes and the rule of thumb I've learned is on clear water with sandy bottoms go with shiners. The first time I heard this, I was skeptical but I now believe this to be a good rule to follow. That doesn't mean fatheads or other bait won't work. Like I said, you may have to throw out the rule book. 

 

Don't know if this helped any. Good luck. 

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1 hour ago, BobT said:

I actually haven't spent much time on those lakes but if they're anything like Osakis, don't rule out breaking the rules. I have caught walleyes on glass-like conditions in shallow water (8' or less) in midday with clear skies and bright sun in July on Osakis speed trolling crankbaits. Might be an option to consider. 

 

Personally, I'm mostly a jig and minnow fisherman when it comes to eyes and the rule of thumb I've learned is on clear water with sandy bottoms go with shiners. The first time I heard this, I was skeptical but I now believe this to be a good rule to follow. That doesn't mean fatheads or other bait won't work. Like I said, you may have to throw out the rule book. 

 

Don't know if this helped any. Good luck. 

Thanks for the reply, Bob! Will definitely try it

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bouncers and crawlers pulled fast.  1.6-2.0 mph.

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50 minutes ago, carpshooterdeluxe said:

bouncers and crawlers pulled fast.  1.6-2.0 mph.

Thanks for the reply, Shooter. Ive been reading up on some past years fishing reports for this time of year and i got the impression that bouncers and spinners would be productive, so ive got them ready to go. 

 

I think im going to head up to Carlos in the mornings and target 18-24 feet of water. The thing im not too certain about is structure. Should i be hitting mid lake humps at those depths or should i follow those depths along the drop offs parallel to the shoreline?

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