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Waylon&Willy

Woman Lake Tournament

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Is anyone else out there going to be fishing in the Minnesota Walleye Trail Tournament on Woman Lake next weekend ? Any guesses on what the winning total weight on fish will need to be to take home the money ?

August in the day time on that lake can be a challenge. It will be very interesting to see what kind of weather we are going to get. I know one boat that is excited for next weekend and hopes to hoist the 6 foot check. Look for us in our older, gray Lund, with a tiller. Time to cheer for the underdogs in this one !

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We'll be there, my guess for winning weight is going to be around 17lbs. The other two times they were there it took about 20lbs, but that was when the state law was one over 24", instead of the current 20". Good Luck those tournys were during better times of the year, but I think someone will find them again. Beautiful lake.

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I fish the lake annually... well I think the winning weight will be in the upper teens. There are some real brutes in the lake but like stated before it will be tough to crack twenty lbs. Alot of great structure to explore and alot of walleyes, look forward to seeing what you guys put together.

Good Luck!

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I used to guide on the lake in the early and mid 90's when I was in college at Bemidji. The lake is full of Walleyes with some True Monsters ! I just know that it is a very tough day-time lake in August. If we get soem overcast skies it will be on...

I agree with the high teens to win. It will take a full basket with one 6 or 7 pound fish. I do not think there will be more than about 5 teams with a full limit though.

Good Luck. Cannot wait !

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you are so right on that daytime bite,I was up there two weeks ago and did very well durning the evenings but had a really hard tiime during tournament hours. I was able to boat 4 over 20" this is going to be a great tournament, I think the winners will have 16 lbs

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Does anyone know the current water clarity?

See you this weekend!!

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Does anyone have any info on the tournament results this past weekend??

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Looks like only (3) 6 fish limits. Wow...

I know a couple of guys that fished the tourney, and other experienced teams that seemed to know the lake well and looked like a horrible bite from those results.

That front that moved through and all the rain didn't help the bite on Sunday.

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The bite a couple of days before the tourney was excellent. Had ( 25 ) walleyes, ( 4 ) of which were 22 inches or better, on Friday. Then the wind on Saturday was a bear and only got a couple of fish. That front of storms that came through on Saturday evening / night, was a tough one. Fishing on Sunday was not good at all. The fish totally changed location from the deep base of the hunmps where it turns to mud, and moved up on top tight inside the weeds.

Oh did I forget to mention... THE WEATHER SUCKED ! I do not think it had rained that much or hard all year...

Good Fishing and Better Outcomes next time.

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