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1Yogi

Clearwater

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This amazing lake and I still know next to nothing about walleyes on the lake. I know they are in there but what works when? I'm not talking about people giving up the honey holes just some basic info about types of structure, leeches or minnows, or what artificials they like.

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The nice thing about Clearwater is the fact that the lake contains abundant structure which means that fishing pressure will be spread around. As with every other central MN lake, the fish are weed oriented. Often I catch eye's while fishing for bass and it they can be in the thickest - nastiest stuff on the lake, as long as it is close to deep water. I've caught them on jig & plastics, lip-less plugs and husky jerks. Fishing these types of areas with livebait will get alot of attention by panfish. Nav


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Yogi: The guy you want to talk to is RockhardMN. I have seen this dude catch a limit of nice 'eyes on this lake when everyone else has given up and gone in for beer! I know he will have some great tips for you on how to fish walleye on this lake.

PS: Of course, no offense or slight is intended to any of the other many masterfishermen who generously frequent this page.

PPS: Rock--please don't get a big head. You are too nice a guy.

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Thanks for the insight guys. You out there Rockhard? Be nice to meet and talk over coffee and breakfast somewhere.

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Thanks Lakecenter for the complimant, but i know some that are better on this lake wink.gif.Yogi , clearwater is a rather interesting lake to fish with all the various types of stucture in it. On this lake there is not realy any true hotspots so to speak . with all the stucture in this lake they can be on any of it at any given time. they can be in very different types of water at the same time. like on top of a big hump that tops out at 3ft with mostly 30feet of water and gradual breaks to a hump that tops out at 25ft that drops off very sharply into 60feet plus and no bigger than your boat. then there is also current areas . Jiggin has been the most productive for myself but i have caught a number of walleyes on rattletraps also.My biggest tips for you would be to have good electronics, boat control and be versatile with your baits.Have a good selection of jigs,lindy rigs- be ready to use up to 10'snells,have cranks ferom shallow runners to the deep runners(even if it means running a wolf river rig to get it deeper).Live baits its the samething. i have been knowen to travel a hour away and i live on clearwater to get the types of minnows i want.Crawlers and leeches do well also if you can keep the sunnys off your line.this lake is one of the toughest lakes i have fished because of its sturture and at times the boat traffic. I know this sounds like something that one of the pros would all say for about any type of fishing and it does. I have spent a pile of time on this lake and i do think that it has led to my good days on it(there has been pleanty of those Skunks also grin.gif)about 2 months ago there was a thread on how many days you have fished this winter and i asked the wife who said it was at least 60 at that time. i am sure i went over 100 days on the ice by now. Be it hard water or open water, time on it is a key.
in closing Yogi if you wanted to meet up for a breakfast,i would be happy to.i will be going back to work soon now and my time will be limited so it would be better to do it sooner than later. Lake Center maybe ytou would like to join in Also?

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Thanks Rock.. You well Rock... well anyway with the weather the way it is you'll be gettin real busy real soon. I am unfortunately real booked for at least the next couple of weeks. A wedding to attend and the honey do list kepps getting longer. The Problem with having a garage is you need to clean the darn thing out.

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