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wideyes

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Started out cranking on banana at 4:30 pm Saturday. I was using a # 5 green shad rap. My partner was using a clown pencil. After his 2nd fish in 10 minutes. I switch to the same . Five minutes later I had a 19.5 in the boat.After that nothing ! switched up colors a few times and gave up.

Headed to east side rocks picked up 5 more fish in 8-12 fow. shads caught NO fish only pencils. Clown and blue/purple. Water temp was averaged 65

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wideyes, by pencils do you meen something like a Husky Jerk?

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Still too early for the heavy crank bite to go. We marked a bunch and tried to crank for a while with no results.

We caught 4 (18, 17.5, 15.5, 4") and one jumbo. The walleyes came on leeches (two drifting with long snells, one bobber) the perch and short walleye cam eon bobber and minnow.

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The fish are hitting cranks right now....try different speeds...S-turns....and switch up lures. Best averages for me have been 1.8-2.2 mph...over shallow rocks....with #12 husky jerks.

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Is the crank bite only on after dark? I'm heading up to Mille Lacs tomorrow during the day, not sure how late we'll be on the water. I know night time is the right time but the boat and captain are only available during the day.

Any suggestions for during the day?

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My buddy is resistant to trolling, so we bobbed, started about 7:30 PM. We did land a 26.5, 19 and a 21, along with a few tiny ones, we missed a few as well. We used leeches. It looks like I need to work on the trolling for the fall bite... Also we did ding the prop a bit at the Garrison landing, watch the shallow rocks.

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He's resistant? I would have to find a new fishing partner. I have ADHD.

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