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Low, warm water on the bay and my opener prediction

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Put the boat in the bay last night. Water temps were an astoudning 62 degrees, warmer than I've ever seen it for this time of year. The bay is ugly low, a full 18" low. While putting the boat back on the trailer, right next to the dock under the Blatnik, something on the bottom hit the skeg. No damage, west side, about 6' from off dock about 2/3rds of the way down. That never happened before. Use caution loading and unloading, 'cause what worked last year might not work this year. I marked plenty of fish, and expect the opener to be fast and furious with the warm weather and water. But it might be another flash in the pan season as the big eyes might just boogey back to Lake Superior early again this year.

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MH -

Do you think there will be fish on the flats around Barker's/Park Point with the warm water? Looking for a place to catch fish and stay away from the confusion upriver if I can.

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The pattern has been, and it's no secret, that the eye's have a general downstream movement as temps rise. The larger females may not hold long after spawning. I see no reason that there won't be fish near Barkers, or any other of the mid summer traditional locations.

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Thanks, brother. Kind of thought so, but trying to save my 80-year-old dad's rear end from a rough ride and that's pretty uncomplicated fishing.

Good luck to you on the weekend.

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From what Im seeing fish are spread out down past Spirit Lake. I also graphed a lot of fish in the Barkers area. Im guessing a guy could troll crawler harnesses all day from the Bong to Wisc. entry and do fine on opener.

It will be a zoo up top. With half the water we usually see in some areas boats will be all over eachother this year. Even worse than usual.

Ill probably stay below the masses at 23, well as long as I can. I love the jiggin up there for the 1st month. No place on the river like it. Too bad above 23 may be waders only this year. Bigger boats over 16' will struggle to get up to where they want to fish. Sand and gravel across almost the whole river the other day.

At least the eyes wont get picked on as bad this year.

Im guessing a lot of eyes are headed out by now with the shallow warming water.

Heck I might not ever need to leave arrowhead flats. wink.gif

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With warm temps the bite might be soon on the big lake for Big females well we will just have to see smirk.gif. I think from the bong down river will be good cool.gif.

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Hey, is there a post on here that I can find general tactics for walleyes on Lake Superior? Or any advice? I would like to finally try it...

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Skunked you can do whatever you like on the lake. Most of the time its about covering a bunch of water til ya find them. Troll sticks and cranks on boards. You will even get a few on a dypsy and spoon. When alone I like running 2 boards with sticks and 1 with a dypsie and spoon.

Get a precision trolling book and some boards and snap weights and your good to go.

If you find a nice batch you can slow down and troll spinners to stay on them longer.

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I fish just Bomers on my Board with no weight and do just fine. But in the mud out side the entry I use Bomers that are bright and have good beads in them so they rattail fish key in to them great good luck smile.gif.

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Hey thanks guys! Sounds simple enough......

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