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advice on fall walleye fishing

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anyone have any advice on fall river walleye fishing? do you normally fish the creek outlets this time of year? Thanks

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My advice would be to follow me around for a day, take notes of everything I do, then do just the opposite. I've got nothing for ya'. I believe with the cooler temperatures arriving it will spark the walleye bite, the water temp. right now just is not enticing the fish to eat. I have found 'millions' of shad in the shallows the past 10 days, worked those areas hard, and have one white bass to show - if the walleyes are/were agressive they would be in there feeding. The past 3 weeks I have tried shallow, deep, mid-range, rock, sand, mud, creeks mouths, channel breaks, bridge pillars, morning, noon, evening, etc, etc, etc. and ZERO 'eyes for my efforts. I did manage 2 flatheads (31 lbs. and 40lbs.) on an 1/8 oz. jig head w/green twister tail confused.gif

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I hear that Deadwood! I've been trying hard with artificials too but it there are few biting on live minnow/jig on the bottom....still not jumping out of the water tho. I seined a bunch of nice eye bait today we'll see how it works.

Those flatheads must have been fun on light tackle!

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Thankfully there were two of us in the boat - so one could use the electric to chase them around the river. Otherwise, I have no doubt neither one would have been landed. Hard to beat a 14' Montgomery Ward's Fire drill at two in the afternoon when you should be at work grin.gif

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Quote:

Hard to beat a 14' Montgomery Ward's Fire drill at two in the afternoon when you should be at work


LOL!!!

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Finally snagged an 'eye yesterday in 5 feet of water, right on the edge of a current break. 22" - 3lb 12oz, nice color, thick, and healthy looking fish. Cotton Cordell (chrome/black CD6) was the lure of choice. Also landed a 4lb. flathead on the cordell in the exact same area crazy.gif. Pitched, jigged, and casted jig/plastic combos with no results.

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Hey Guys,

I live in Savage and have always wondered about the walleye fishery in the Minnesota. I fish the Croix and Mississippi a lot but never have tried the Minnesota. Does it get pretty good in the fall too? I don't know anything about the Minnesota as far as structure, general areas, backwaters, etc. I live in the Savage/Burnsville area. Is it any good between there and Shakopee? All I ever hear about is the good catfish and carp fishing! Thanks for any imput

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The only advice I can give is if you want to get walleyes get over to riverside park or redstone in New ulm, people are catchen them like mad on jigs and rapalas, Im to busy bow hunting and now with start of waterfowl season to go,good luck

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Hmm... I'd like to get in on this, too, but New Ulm is a little farther than I'd like to go. Anyone know if there are any shore fishing opportunities with good walleye habitat within 10 or so miles of Mankato?

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Jerry, Welcome to the forum! There are lots of good areas up and down the Minnesota for shore fishing walleyes near Mankato. Keep in mind the Blue Earth river also. Do a little exploring...sounds like you know how the rivers work and you shouldn't have any trouble finding them.

I myself haven't been out for awhile but I know things should be looking up...especially with this cold air coming in now. Hopefully I'll get the chance to wet a line this week ( I need a good fix!)

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Yeah, I am used to smaller streams and am looking at some of those to start with, but I'll likely get around to trying the Blue Earth and MN Rivers one of these days. Thanks.

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Look at the LeSueur river too.

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