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patrat78

Anybody having any luck out there?

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fisherking01

We did very well Saturday. Got on three lakes with two boats. caught about 40 walleyes collectively, most in 8 feet of water. bait of choice seemed to be rapalas. some caught on spoons, lindy rigs with minnows, crawlers, and only one hitting a leech.

Kept total of 12 walleyes from 17-19 inches, released two smaller and the rest were over 20 inches, with the biggest at 24.5 inches. Great day on the water. Great supper with the gang last night, hoping to get out for a couple hours of CPR! Brent

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fisherking01

I took the kids, my two, and a nephew out for two hours at noon. We had a great time with the

cpr program. Total of 26 walleyes, from 16 to 18.5 inches. fishing was really fun with three kids in the boat and the fish biting like crazy. we had a total of four doubles, and had one time with all three kids having a fish at the same time! Only landed 1 of the 3! I was pretty busy driving the boat and taking fish off. A couple pics to share from today. Please note that the date on photos is wrong, and the date should ahve read 5-13-07!!

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Hannahstrikesagain.jpg

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101winchester

Definately good fishing genes in that family.. laugh.giflaugh.gif

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ChuckN

Wow, great report fisherking! Looks like you got a hot little lake there...I don't see any competition. grin.gif

I hit big OT and it was a good bite both days.

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deacon

fishking, that is awesome. I am only 12 at heart, so can I come with next time?

We did alright on OT, leeches were best on Saturday and minnows on Sunday.

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archerystud

Got my lift and dock in on Sat. morning. Then in the afternoon I launched the boat and my stearing is stuck. Tried working on it Sat. afternoon and couldn't figure out the problem.

Since it was my 7 year old son's first opener I decided to try and fish off the dock. We kept about 20 sunnies while trying to keep the bass off of our lines. At least it wasn't a total loss for him!

Wish I could have gotten on the main lake.

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tengauge

Was on the big O this weekend and did pretty well. Headin back over tonight maybe gonna troll raps after dark if anybody has any info it would be great. I'm gonna try around the cabin to the west of the river. I've never fished out there after dark. Thanks

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