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rigs for eyes on Carlos

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I will be up on Carlos mid July… Now I know some spots that folks recommend for walleyes but what I am wondering is what are some good setup’s to catch some of them boys… I did not have a whole lot of luck last year, but it sounds like the fishing was a bit slow when I was up there… I am not looking to fish too hard but I would like to let my daughter have a chance to catch some walleyes for a fish fry… We had a pretty good sunny and crappie fry last year… Thanks in advance…

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One of the best ways for Carlos is to drag a leech with a lingy-rig. You can cover some water until you find some active fish. If you know some "spots" as you say, you can also vertical jig with a fat-head or shiner. Sometimes you may have to fish deep too. Carlos is the deepest of the area lakes, and some anglers have had success jigging in 40-50 feet. (I've never been one for deep jigging...).. The 'eyes will suspend sometimes as well. So trolling rapalas over deep water can be a useful pattern to try as well.

Keep checking the board summer moves along you'll get some more ideas....we'll keep you posted.

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Yep, Ghoiterman's got it. A Lindy Rig with a leech works on Carlos. Especially that time of year. You may need to slow your presentation down to a crawl and get out into the 20+ foot range, too.

Ghoiterman, I know someone who caught a wallhanger of a walleye on Carlos during mid-summer, where the fish was suspended 60 feet down in 120 feet of water. shocked.gif Sounds like lake trout, huh?

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