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First time on clearwater...need advice

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I am considering heading out to clearwater this weekend. Without naming specific locations...where would one want to start looking for walleyes or crappies? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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there is a ton of structure out there, get on an edge and fish in 10- 15fow in the low light hrs. i use leeches out there most of the time, and when you get a hit it could be anything that swims in the lake. i've caught walleyes in the middle of milfoil fishin for bluegills with my kids. have fun!

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There are some humps in the east side. Some of them have emergent veg. Find one that is about 10 -15 feet deep and work it with leech rigs. I have had some reasonable success in these areas. Good luck!

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Last weekend we did really well using shiners in 18-22 feet of water, we had 16 walleyes between 15-21 inchces fishing for 3 hours saturday night and 2 hours sunday morning for 3 guys. We also got some crappies during the day in the reeds. We fished the east side of the lake and overall our group of 7 had about 40 walleyes for the weekend.

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