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WALLEYES AND SAUGERS

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fished the river Sunday (April 1st) afternoon and found the current moving pretty good. Started out throwing jig and ringworm with little action but watched others around us catching fish with live bait (we didn't bring any!!). Decided to try some hair jigs vertical jigging in about 18-20 ft of water and found the walleyes and saugers with a major appetite! caught a nice 27 inch 7 lb walleye (CPR) that appeared to have spawned already and my friend a 4 1/2 pound sauger about 22 inches. along with those we landed about 15 saugers ranging from 16 inches to 23 inches in size. Never made it up the dam area as we wanted to avoid the congestion of boats.... turned out to be a good idea.

the hair jigs we were using were 1/4 and 3/8 ounce. Once the wind shifted (and got stronger) the bite turned off. All in all a very good day on the river. Am looking to fight the cold weather this weekend again (expect the bite to have slowed down with the cold front) and hope that the fish have adapted to the colder water by this weekend as the water temp was 44 degree's on Sunday and when i last checked it was down to 40 degree's earlier today...........

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Thanks for the report. I will be down there in the morning. I will report back!

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