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Locations for fall 'eyes and northern

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My son and I had a good trip up to Upper Red at the end of May. He asked me yesterday when we are going back. I said maybe towards the end of this month. What locations would we try for fall 'eyes and northern. Would it be working the shallows similar to the spring bite? How shallow? Would around the reeds be good for the northern? What baits for northern?

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Fished yesterday the walleye fishing was slow but if you spend time you can get them. The pike are still on a tear and you can catch while trolling for walleye. Work the shoreline 5 to 8' watch you deptfinder and when you catch one work that depth. Cover lots of shoreline i like spinner with minnows. Lots of the fish are in the 15 to 17" range.

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We too were on the lake yesterday with a couple of our guests. We headed out of found a hump and we worked that area, in approximately 10' depths. We caught our two walleyes each (which all were under 17, with a couple of throw backs in the 12-13" range), a couple of perch that were around 10", just one sheephead was caught and released, as well as a 32" pike caught and released. Minnows worked better than crawlers (the only thing I could catch on the crawlers was perch), some used jigs and others floaters (red, orange and chartruese), off the bottom doing a slow troll or drift. We didn't have time to troll for pike. Heading out of the public you do need to slow it down when heading into the lake as there was a spot that we found that was less than 2' in depth and had some rocks that both boats found, so don't kick it in until you are out there aways.

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Do the 'eyes usually make a shallow run before freeze up?

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