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al jr

gull on monday

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al jr

i got monday off to go walleye fishing and decided to try gull over otter tail, could anyone give me any pointers to where on the lake i should start

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walleyedan

A couple of our guides were on the water today and both thought the lake may have turned over. They said it was a tough bite. Go to Ottertail.

Walleyedan

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ccarlson

WD,

I'd have to say it may have just been a down time of day or something because I'm with Jason (ie other post), the fishing was pretty good tonight on gull. I took my two daughters out and, although it was not quite as fast and furious as about a week ago, we still managed to bring home a good bunch of fish and released a bunch more small ones. We fished the weedline and out to about 24 feet.

Tonight my youngest daughter, who is 9, schooled us on how to catch them. She had a blast and so did I watching her reel them in. I only wish we would have had better minnows. The first shop I drove by was closed and the second shop I drove down to, all I got were little twerps. I thought it would be fine for jigging but the walleye didn't want a jig. Only a rig would do which was different than last time I was out on gull. We culled through for the biggest minnows which seemed best.

No real big fish today, but some solid bread and butter fish.

I had a temp of 59 tonight which was the same as last week. With the mild weather we've had, I doubt turnover has happened. Doesn't it generally begin around 57 while temps are on the way down? I may be wrong on that. I wouldn't doubt that the thermocline is beginning to drop or dissolve or whatever it does as I did see some guys catching them deeper than I was fishing though in about 32 feet.

Good luck.

ccarlson

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Sportland_Bait

Chuck, you are right about the minnow size. Yesterday morning it really seemed to matter. We caught a couple on smaller minnows but when we would drop a big one down there it was only a matter of seconds, Wham. Things could be starting to change out there, but still lots of fish were caught over the weekend. I think we could see the walleyes move back towards the weeds again soon. There were some dandies caught shallow the last couple of days.

Jason Erlandson

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al jr

fishing was pretty good on monday, until the cloud cover broke around noon. two of us ended up catching a dozen and kept 8 from 15-19". most of the best fishing we had was near the weeds in 14-19 feet, we were having te best luck with 4-5" chubs.

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HAppnhook

Al jr, were you in the warrior tiller? We talked to two guys that pulled a few in off the weedline, we were in the whaler. HAd some great bites at 9:30 in40+ feet, and pulled in a small walleye, then cuaght all small ones on the weed edge at dusk. I marked fish at 9' on the weed edges but struggled to get the bait there, any special technique using redtails? We were lost as to the best presentation until we found the small ones right on the edges at 13' +/-. Love the lake and its structure so I will run up again.

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tbags

We were doing well pulling chubs in the weeds with lindy rigs. It is tough at times but if you are set up right it works really well.

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al jr

that was us in the warrior. we lindy rigged tail hooked redtails as slow as we possibly could once we marked some fish. that is exactly what we were told to do by the guy at sportland bait. the only problem that we had was the amount of fish that we missed, i guess maybe we weren't used to using that big of minnows. a good day of fishing anyway. i hope to get back up there again this fall.

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tbags

Sometimes when I tail hook my minnows, I like to give the fish a very LONG time before setting the hook, sometimes almost a minute. That helps sometimes, sometimes not.

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Good Fishing guys! Sometimes fishing big minnows is a little tricky. Especially if there are some little fish around. I've watched on camera numerous times as they swim around with the minnow hanging half ways out of their mouth. Other times they just clobber the bait. It is just tricky. I'm a big fan of tail-hooking the chubs on a lindy rig but soemtimes when fishing right up in the weeds I'll go back to hooking them through the head. This makes them a little less prone to snagging up, a little more weedless.

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HAppnhook

Al Jr, that would explain my "How the hell are they rigged" comment to my buddy, who in the world fishes upside down confused.gif It was a great dayout there, cant wait to try it again soon.

Happ

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