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walleyedan    0
walleyedan

Could someone please refer a couple of "good" fishing guides in the Alexandria area? Please call or email.

Thank you,

Walleyedan

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so haaad    0
so haaad

Wayne Ek is a reputable known guide in the Alex area and will defintately put you on some fish. He's also one of the FM staffers on this site. Here's his Web site.

http://www.agapefishingguides.com/

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walleyedan    0
walleyedan

Thank you.

Walleyedan

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Central Bassman    0
Central Bassman

Yea i would go with Wayne AKA Agape on here!!! cool.gif

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EYEHUNTER10    0
EYEHUNTER10

i'd be willing to take someone on waska perhaps braasch1@hotmail.com i live close and have a decent boat and have fished it more than twice a week for going on ten years now, and with the new lakemaster chip with 1 ft contours its really giving me some ideas, its amazing the little nooks and crannies in the lake i can pinpoint now i love it!

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Deitz Dittrich    4
Deitz Dittrich

Dan- How you been bud?... Hope all is well!

hey, deffinatly give Wayne a call, he is the man in the Alex area! I have fished with him more than a few times. A great guy and can put you on fish!

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Wayne Ek    0
Wayne Ek

Thanks for all the nice words guy's. I have already spoken to Dan. The question was not about getting a guide in this area but rather about a possibility to expand both of our quide services.

Thanks again.

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TOP FIVE    0
TOP FIVE

Wayne, any tips on what the walleyes are biting on up in the Alex area this time of the year? I'm from the Osakis area, but would like to try the chain. Fat heads work on Osakis, but I'm wondering what works best on other lakes.

Also colors of bait, dark or color. How is the water clarity compared to Osakis?

Thanks for your advise!

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WaveWacker    0
WaveWacker

I can tell you from personal experience that the walleyes were biting on leeches. I did get some on crawlers as well. Had shiners but didn't even go to them as there was no need to.

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Wayne Ek    0
Wayne Ek

Past two trips leeches and gulp 4" minnow (smelt color) did the best. Chain is clear compared to Osakis.

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TOP FIVE

Thanks everyone.

I have gulp in my tackle box, but unsure the best technic in fishing the 4" minnow style. Do you use with plain hook jig, lindy rig or spinners? I have not had much luck with fake bait although some swear by it. I would like to learn how to effectively use it. Tips would be appreciated.

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WaveWacker    0
WaveWacker

I effectively have used the Gulp minnows in the past. Typicallty I've used them with a jig to put the life into them. I've favored the real deal with a lindy or live bait rig. Have used the Gulp Crawlers on a live bait rig however. I would have to say that I have had better luck running a small float in front of this set up to get the crawler up some. Real nice when you get sick of perch/sunnies tearing your real crawlers in half every 2 seconds. Can be extremely effective ran behind a spinner rig as well.

For now, I'd start with leeches!

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TOP FIVE    0
TOP FIVE

Thanks for the insight.

Have you used the Gulp Leeches?

Are they only effective on spinners, because of the speed?

Thanks for your thoughts

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EYEHUNTER10    0
EYEHUNTER10

hey wayne i hate to ask , but I been wanting to get up there all spring, i usually fish darling in the spring for da crappies, but they made the spawning area (protected area bigger now) is it still any good cuz we used to have to go up into that little crick or at least close to the crick to catch them and last time we went all the signs were moved to protect like the whole bay, we got mad and left and havent been back since, I've never walleye fished the chain, so I figured you'd know best, Is there 1 lake better than the rest on the chain for walleye, or 1 that is more condusive to night missions on full moons?

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Wayne Ek    0
Wayne Ek

I was on Geneva today. The crappies are on the east shore starting to spawn. I noticed some in the pencil reeds on Darling earlier this week, so I would guess all the lakes with the exception of Carlos will see the crappies in full spawn mode for the next couple of days. I like Darling for walleyes if I have to fish the chain for walleyes this time of year. There are better lakes for walleyes in the area than the chain.

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