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Lake Shetek - Anything Happening?

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Just curious if anyone has fished Shetek lately. I know the big fuss about "other" lakes; however I would like to know about Shetek specifically. Hendricks has been well the last week slip bobbering with leeches. Benton kicked out some fish on opener and Sarah did well too. I think with the water temps up a litter higher most all lakes should have a decent bite going. As sportsmen, we must all remember to do our part in preserving the resources. I dont mind giving reports as long as people remember to catch and release.

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Mr Fey,

Fished shetek sat. morning from 6-1pm, and did not boat an eye. Tried everything from live bait rigs, to pitching jigs into shore, and even pulled some cranks. Talked to a handfull of other anglers this weekend that were on shetek and I did not hear of a single walleye caught. Should make for an interesting day of fishing this saturday.

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YA I TO TALKED TO ANGLERS PRETTY SLOW

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marbleeyeguy, when are you coming down to prefish? I will be out thursday and friday. If you want to stop by and have a cold one, we will be camping right there. I tried to call john this week to see where he went on opener, but I never got a hold of him. See ya this weekend!

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From what I hear it is a dead sea... I guess there is a large number of cats, and large crappie that are taking out the young walleye, and bullheads. I guess that there were ZERO bullheads caught in the last netting! I will be prefishing thrusday and friday hoping to come up with something.

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Walleyefey,

We are going to be coming down late thursday, will be pre-fishing all day friday, I am sure we will see you on the lake! Weather sounds like it will be great so a cold one I am sure would taste pretty good. John fished East Twin on saturday with his wife, and caught 3 'eyes - 17", 25", 26". You will have to ask him about the 20 smallies he caught that day as well.

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LBSPORTSMEN, where did you fish on opener? I should know who you are but the name doesnt ring a bell. I didnt make it out on opener cause my brother and I take turns having saturdays off. He was on Sarah and had over 110 crappies and his family caught and released 15 walleyes.

Just curious where you went. I know Benton had some nice fish caught on it as well. We hit Hendricks hard last week and caught some nice eyes bobbereing. Last Wednesday night we caught and released 22 eyes.

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Hey guys,

We are going to prefish Friday and are staying over at Schreiers for the weekend. Kinda out of the way I know but we've akways stayed there. What time is registration anyways? See ya there, good luck-hopefully the bite changes and we get to see some nice fish.

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I was on Wood, we hooked into a nice 6 pounder a few 2-3 pounders and a couple nice eaters 15"-18". We also hooked some really nice bucket mouths, 2 to 4 pounders!

On another note, I might not be prefishing tonight. frown.gif My 4-barrel is being rebuilt as we speak. Hopefully they will have it finished by 5:00. Maybe you guys could prefish for me? grin.gif I GOT BEER.....

Let the big ones go!

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I was on Shetek last night and the action sure has heated up with the warmer weather. My buddy and I was one short of are limits. We caught them all in one hour and then spent last 2 hours trying to catch that last fish. You know how hard that last fish is to catch! LOL

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I was on Shetek last night and the action sure has heated up with the warmer weather. My buddy and I was one short of are limits. We caught them all in one hour and then spent last 2 hours trying to catch that last fish. You know how hard that last fish is to catch! LOL


BassPirate, I'd be interested in knowing what you were using to catch them and what part of the lake you were on?

I have a cabin on Teepotah and caught a bunch of bullheads last weekend and a few crappie. I had a huge catfish on and the SOB broke my line.

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I was drifting one eight ownce mr. twisters with a hunk of nightcrawler. I caught them great this weekend too. Caught my limit with two tenty inchers. Man there was a lot of boats out there. Was there a pro walleye tornament going on or something?

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Yeah the week before Memorial there is always a fishing tourny. What part of the lake were you on?

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We were out in front of the narrows. My buddy was using yellow with a black jig that had a yellow eyeball. He caught 4 on that. I was using pink twister with little sparklies and that was a super hot lure for a spell and I caught the rest of our fish. I can't remember what color lead head I was using. I think it was yellow or that new color they call Char Truth.

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Basspirate, what part of the lake do you consider the "narrows" ? I am curious to know because the bite sure was tough out there this weekend. We we in the tourny and had a tough time just trying to stay sane. Were you on the north end of the lake or the south end of the lake? Thanks for the info.

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walleyfrey,

I better not say cause thats my buddies hotspot but you can probably guess where. If you see 2 guys in a yellow tri-hull please don't stop and thank for the hot tip! LOL

Last night we didn't get any drifting deep water but we caught 4 nice eyes trolling Lazy Ikes lures tipped with a nightcrawler next to shore. I think the fish moved shallow.

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No Walleye last weekend, a bunch of Crappie and Bullhead, and a few Catfish. All on Crappie Minnows. Where or where have our walleye gone!!!

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Ask the catfish.

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I did catch some walleye this past weekend on Shetek the first good trip I have had here in awhile. but I admit the walleye fishing has not been anywhere close to what I had 3 to 5 years ago, Just my observation, the water seems extra dirty what has somthing to do with the wind this year, but I don't recall it getting this dirty in past years, I havent caught any weeds the last couple of years. I remember in the summer the lake would get some green alge floating but havent seen it in a couple of years, it always seemed when this happened in early July it was awsome fishing. Nor have I seen a Northern what I used to get a least one each outing, I am sure this is just a cycle, It will still be one of my favorite lakes to fish, knowing that it is loaded with HUGE eyes.

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So where do the catfish come from. Are they being stocke in the lakes. After they are in the lakes a few years all other fish are gone. This has occured in a couple lakes in Nobles and Jackson counties.

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The cats come up the Des Moines river. The past few years at the Currie dam you could see them.

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