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MuskieJunkie

West Side walleyes and smallies

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I'll be up to the west side next week, I haven't been up there since I was a kid with my dad. I'm usally just fish muskies but this is the week my friends and I do a walleye trip. Any info you guys want to share would be great, I'm not looking for your spots just general info, depth, color, presentations. Thanks.

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The west end can fish different and is different grin.gif than the east ( which is where the majority of reports on this forum are from recently)

Try searching this forum for info on the West End. It's there. Last year this time, 2 years ago this time frame...etc

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Good places to start are always off the well known reefs like stove top and merry go round and countless others. I've always had fun working Norwegian bay with 3 rods ready to cast. lindy/leech (or minnow depending on time of year) for walleye, a wacky rigged worm for smallies, and a rod with a leader for northerns. As I go down the bay I hit humps for walleyes, rocky shoreline for smallies, and those shallow bays with a spinner bait or husky jerk for northerns. I've also had good luck bobber fishing in the evenings off the reefs, but that has typically been in July. Good Luck!

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We're up here right now, the fishing has been slower than I hoped but still good. All the walleyes have been on a jig and a minnow in about 25 fow. We've found them near Center Island, Stanley Island, and the mouth of Black Bay. Biggest was 26, also lots of pike and some crappies hopefully I'll have more to report later this week.

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