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Stratosman

Report for 5/21

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Stratosman

Althought there was a strong breeze from the south, which I find less than desireable, we hit the river around 5:30. Trolled cranks for the first 1-1/2 hours with nothing, once the wind laid down a tad I thought we could try some live bait riggin on a spot I like. Boated 6, half on leeches half on crawlers, orange #6 gamagatsu's with a 14" leader, nice sizes again, 24",22",20" and two around 18" with one 16" saug.

I have been impressed with the average size of the fish this year so far. In past years we would get the occasional fish over 20" but the majority would be right around the 15" mark, this year at least 75% of the walleyes we have put in the boat have been over 20". Can't complain about that.

Probably be the last time on the riv untill after memorial weekend. Good luck out there!

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Nice detailed report, glad to hear you got into some fish. I too am impressed with the siZe the fish are running this year!

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

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FWA    0
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...Boated 6, half on leeches half on crawlers, orange #6 gamagatsu's with a 14" leader...


With or without a blade and/or beads??? confused.gif

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Stratosman    0
Stratosman

Straight up Lindy riggin!!!

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Walli1    0
Walli1

I caught all my fish lindy riggen also but with a black # 8 wide gap on a 3'snell 4lb line, thats my favorite way to fish, I love riggen!! cool.gifcool.gif

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4lb huh? I don't think I could get myself to go that light on the river, too many wild card fish roaming the depths just waiting to spool me....mostly 6 on my set-ups.

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FWA    0
FWA

So with a long leader, do you use a (foam) floater as well??

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Never on the river. It seems that the river walleyes want the bait tight to the bottom....however I rarely use leaders longer than 18" anyway on the Croix, so a float would do me little good.

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4lb huh? I don't think I could get myself to go that light on the river, too many wild card fish roaming the depths just waiting to spool me....mostly 6 on my set-ups.


Most of my rods are spooled with six except for two of my favorite riggen rods they have crystal fire line 4lb, my leaders are usually 4lb and a small hook so the bait has more action plus its easier for the eyes to inhaul the bait, I don't seem to have a problem with line breaking, long as the drag is set right and you don't horse them in, this past weekend my buddy caught a stugeon on 4lb line, wasn't huge but it was a good fight for him, I posted the photo of it, I just like lite line and alittle finess, just my .02 wink.gif

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So are you using 4lb Fireline for the leader as well or just mono??

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