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Here is my report after an afternoon on Alex. The fishing was slow but in the end was a great afternoon on the ice. I fished my favorite winter spot from 2:30 to 5:30 and managed only to land two walleyes but the best part was one measured just shy of 29" and with the girth on her I figure she was close to 10lbs. Worse part was I missed an even bigger one 15 minutes earlier. Check out the picture.

http://www.msnusers.com/LakeAlexanderwalleye/shoebox.msnw Left click on picture to enlarge

I was fishin in 30 feet of water off a steep break. Both fish landed and the one I missed all came on a blue/glow glow devil tipped with a (whole crappie minnow) I think if I would have moved up on the bar into shallow water at dark I probably would have caught a few more fish. I am heading up ther again this week and will give you a report.

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bturck

Treeclimber: Wow, ooo.gif nice eye. Thanks for posting the pic. There are definitley some nice fish in that lake. good luck on the next outing. Bill

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kooba

treeclimber, nice eye. Did you catch and release this baby or not? I hope so so I have a chance at getting this on my line this weekend. Will have my permanent out there in my regular spot. KOOBA

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Kook: Yes that big girl went back in the lake. I normally don't keep any eyes over 18". I prefer 14 to 18" for eating otherwise they go back. Went out again this evening and tried a bit shallower (20") without so much as a bite. Not sure where the fish are but they werene"t there. I did notice several houses and trucks off the east side of haystack both days. Maybe they did better there?

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Treeclimber: Have you been down in the SE corner by the Bible Camp yet? I've done pretty good on the bar that projects out from the rushes and then drops into a pretty nice hole. Rock and rubble on top per the Aqua View. Bill

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dfv87

that is a great fish. Gotta love that lake! Nice of you to put her back so the rest of us get a shot at her also. We mainly fish Alex in the summer and have been there a couple of times on the hard water over the last couple of years.

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