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Took A guy fishing this morning and we caught alot of fish but not the right species, Ended up bringing three nice size eyes home for a meal. Caught a couple decent smallies and a few good size stripers which were returned. I think I should fish for sheephead cause I'm quite the sheep-herder didn't seem to have a problem boating them, sure is fun though! I'll be on the water tomorrow morning by 4ish gotta see the sun rise, hopefully!! cool.gif

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G_man

Went out on Sat with my father from 6am-12pm. Concentrated on the Kinni area. Got 2 legal walleyes and some other rough fish. Was pretty slow out there and too many boats fishing the same areas. Saw the Griz working the same pattern for awhile. Saw a decent amount of fish caught but nothing special. More legals than shorts seem to be caught. Weather was great. Heard there was a terrible amount of boats up by 94.

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Stratosman

Fished from 5-8 this evening, hit a couple spots and had them all to myself. Released two nice ones on one spot, a 22" and a 26", both came on leeches in 28' of water off a steep sand break. Had a couple of short bites on the jig and leech, and that was it. The wind made it a tad difficult to hold on the spot though! Can't wait to hit it again.

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SgtTweety

Launched from the bluffs at about 6 am saturday. fished the prescott area til about 10 boated 5 eyes and 5 smallies. one keeper eye the others were all around 14.5". saw a lot of small one being caught but not to many keepers. They didn't want anything to do with the minnows I had. All were caught on crawlers. Can't wait to get out again.

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Launched from the bluffs at about 6 am saturday. fished the prescott area til about 10 boated 5 eyes and 5 smallies. one keeper eye the others were all around 14.5". saw a lot of small one being caught but not to many keepers. They didn't want anything to do with the minnows I had. All were caught on crawlers. Can't wait to get out again.


I had a similar outing as well... I boated many walleyes on crawlers and leeches and also lauched from BLuff...

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Walli1

Got to the river around 4:30, battled the wind for 8 hours and just couldn't get that final legal fish, sure caught a bunch of thou, fished the same area the whole time croix/miss connection, seen quite a few decent ones caught in the area, seemed every boat out there caught at least one eye/sauger. Had alot of fun, caught a mix bag and tried just about everything to get number six but the eyes kept coming up short, nice to see the short ones though. I won't make it out next weekend at least not down to the croix, I'm taking a friend out on sugar lake, he lives on the lake but hasn't caught any eyes there, but there in there and I hope and pray we find them. First time fishing eyes there should be interesting!! cool.gif

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Orlip

Were you using the red tails? What bait shops carry them?

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Walli1

No redtails this weekend, yesterday dozen shinners 2 scoops of fatties and some crawlers only had 4 minnows left, today 2 scoops of fatties and some crawlers, good times!! good times!! cool.gif ( Vados bait Spring lake park has redtails)

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TRZ

Got 11 eyes on sat. 7 legals, 3 were males that still hadn't spawned, minnows and cranks. Found them and then jiged em.

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slipperybob

Tried drop shot technique and first fish I pulled was a near 14" crappie. I'd thought that I'd might be able to get some more crappies, but it turned out to be a loner.

Hit a few walleyes - aquarium size keepers...

Lazy bottom lindy rig worm and got shiny golden suckers...and one sheepshead.

Got two white bass.

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NicBarratt

went out sunday morning and landed our first eye within 15 minutes. Thought it might be a good day on the water but then the wind picked up. We worked real hard and found two eyes all day and a number of sheepheadds and a smallie. The wind was brutal. Made the trek from Stillwater to the Kinnie and didn't get a bite. Fished the hudson area and then headed back north of stillwater for a while. Waves were huge coming into Stillwater as the wind tunneled up the river. Going 40mph+ and could still feel the wind at my back. Nice to be out on the water. A little sore today from batteling the waves.

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    • Fathom
      Set up deeper on rock reef for the rest of the weekend and only managed one fish (26" eye), missed a couple others. We wanted to stay deeper due to all the traffic on the lake. We did enjoy a good time at Fishing for Ducks, we saw a nice walleye pulled through the ice but it only measured 27.5". Talk about a bummer for that guy!
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      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
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