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smallie and shallow walleye

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I was out yesterday and had a ball with shallow smallies. Caught about 30 smallies in dept of 3-10 feet of water. Biggest smallie was 21 3/4 inches long.

Also was catching keeper walleyes in shallow on large fatheads. Caught many, but most were keeper. Biggest walleye was 24 inches, caught on fathead on split shot in 6 feet of water.

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Hey Mikey,
(haha, that's kinda funny)
Anyway where were you getting those fish because I would love to go out and have some big smallies tugging on my line. Those things fight harder than almost any fish alive. I also have caught walleyes in shallow in the past when everyone else was fishing deep. I usually do it up at the Kinni, but where were you? Any information would be nice. Thanks (if you don't want to say on here you could e-mail me walleye2003@opendiary.com) Thanks again.

keep fishin'
wall-i-king

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uThe smallies are being caught in any part of the river that hold slack water along the shore. Also, look for any obvious structure along the shoreline or in shallow water. They key is, find structure, you'll find fish.

In the next few months, fish shallow and you will produce great success. The smallie is a creature of habit. They can be very predictable in the spring and summer months. because these fish are very territorial. It is going to take a while for another fish to fill in the void. So please, practice catch and release

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