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rollineyes

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I was just wondering if the water temps have dropped enough yet to start the walleyes and saugers or is it just stripers and sheaphead? Also, now that Labor Day has come and gone, does the boat traffic cut down enough so a person can actually fish on the weekends? I favor the south end of the lake in the spring and fall.

Thank You!

rollineyes

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Don't hold your breath the MWC is coming to town! There will be many folks including myself fishing Pool 4 hard the next week.

mw

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Thanks for the heads up Mike! Good Luck!

rollineyes

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Can you tell me what the dates are that the tournament is scheduled? I wounldn't mind seeing the weigh-ins. Also, where is the take-off and weigh-in for the tournament?

Thanks.

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The tourney is on Sept. 16-17 at Roschen park in Lake City. The take off times are 7:00 and 7:30 and weigh-ins are at 3:00 and 4:00 for the 2 flights.

It will be interesting to see how some of the top sticks from across the midwest deal with the tough bite. I'm thinking the wingdams will produce the best fish as I saw quite a few boats fishing the wingdams today.

mw

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I've been shoreline fishing with plastics and they don't get a lot of attention unless you make an adjustment to get a reaction strike from fish. Crankbaits are just a killer for the spots I have fished. I hit up a 45 minute to an hour of just walleye frenzy just this past morning. Mostly those sizes were barely in the 15". There are a lot of skinny long eyes (maybe males) that took the bait. The best was a 23" eye going nearly five lbs. I think I only caught like 3 saugers and 1 saugeye during that time period. It was FUN even in the rain.

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Great report.....where you hittin those eyes on shore? I have an hour or two to kill today and would love to hit one. I will let you know how i do.

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I have been shore fishing points lately. It just seems like I have been fishing for crappies around a certain point. Then decided to check to see if the eyes were around by tying on a crankbait. It just so happens to me that I had a school of walleyes in the area. Usually there are just a couple of eyes and saugers in the mix, but this time there were mostly eyes. If you got the time, go out and try the old fishing hole again. The eyes might just be in there because they were there for me.

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