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I was thinking of taking a run up this weekend, with my wife and the boat for the day, to check out all the fun. Fish during the day, primarily for walleye. But after reading the posts about water levels and launches, I'm not so sure. Any words of wisdom for directing someone unfamiliar with the area (and the rock piles)? Recommended launch sites (pay or free), how bad is the traffic/trailer parking be this time of year?, Best bait shops/marinas to patronize and get local advice, etc/, etc. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Head to the rocks where the wind is blowing in. This time of year you do not have to go out too far.

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I launch out of Wahkon Bay. I'm not sure what they charge, 8.00 or so. They have a nice deep launch and you don't have to go far to get to the rocks. It's also got a biffy and great food.

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Thanks Ryoushi! I'll check them out! This trip is more about getting the lay of the land than about hard core fishing...but if we catch something, that's a bonus!

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