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Woman Lake Fishing So far this year

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how is woman so far this year im going up this weekend and i need a report,thanks.

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I normally open up on Woman but I was on Mille Lacs instead this year. Memorial Day weekend will be my first Woman Lake outing of the year as well. All the second hand info I have heard so far says it has started out slow.

I had a nice little pattern worked out that I thought was going to be a yearly hot spot - all summer, every summer. It was really producing when others were reporting poor fishing on Woman Lake. Then, my spot dried up a couple years ago and my fishing went mediocre just when everyone else was reporting a better bite on the lake. So, I guess I have to hope for poor reports!

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yea i found a spot last year in the summer and i did very well there!

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I didn't feel like fighting the wind on Saturday so I only got out Sunday evening/night and it was pretty slow for me. Only three walleyes, two of which were keeper size. I let 'em all go.

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shnuazer were you fishing around government point with the crowd?

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No, I usually avoid the crowd around Gov point. The closest I came to Government point was some dusk lindy rigging on some structure just south of there.

I spent most of my time pulling crank baits after dark. I have not had the same results doing this as I did 4 or 5 years ago. The walleye feeding trends have changed over the last three years.

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So how was the fishing on memorial day weekend? We will be up there for the Musky opener on Saturday. Our first time on the woman chain of lakes, anything you can share.

We had alot of crappie this year in Michigan, and the water levels are much higher. Last year the water level was down quite a bit in August in Orr Minnesota so hope you got some rain this year. Looks like it will be raining this upcoming week.

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Like many lakes in the region... Woman Lake is waaaaaay down right now. Nothing dangerous but it is down quite a bit. It has come up a little from last fall but we could still use lots of rain.

Based on my mediocre results from last weekend, if I were fishing this weekend, I would do something different. I was primarily trolling crank baits after dark in water less than 10 feet. I realize this isn't much help but it is all I have at the moment. cool.gif

Keep in mind, I was fighting dead calm conditions with the lake covered in cottonwood cotton seeds. There was a lot of messing around with keeping the lines clean and dead calm water has always been tough on the after-dark trolling bite.

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