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Nimbus

where to best Walleye fish this weekend??

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A friend and I will be staying at a resort on the 3rd Crow Wing for a long weekend of fishing, we have had great success last your catching Crappies and Northerns on our first annual trip fishing the 3rd and 4th. I have seen recent postings about Fish Hook and the 8th as well as potato and the 3rd being the choices for Walleye fishing. wondering if anyone can shed some light on where to go on any of these lakes or if the 3rd is as good a choice as any?. I have no clue as to where to start on any of these lakes in looking for Walleye's, having only navigated the 3rd somewhat offers only some familiarty to the layout of the lake. I have a map book with each one of these lakes so any refrence to where to start would be great. I am also assuming that a Jig and Redtail is also the preferd method this time of season? any input as to presentation or time of day or eve would also be welcome. looking forward to a Great Weekend and Thanks for any info that you can provide to help our Walleye Hunt!!!

Jeff

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raymondk

Stay on 3rd thier is alot of walleyes in the lake to bad that you are going this weekend i will be there the following weekend email me at profisherman1958@yahoo.com I will give you some areas to try. I usally make a few trips every year and i almost always get some nice size walleyes'

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Fishing_High

You can try Long my friend has a cabin on Long and his dad has got 30in out of there this year and had good success with eyes and bass.

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Gonebassin

I hopefully am going to 3rd sometime around the 21st this month. Best luck we have had for walleye is the hump - located about 1/2 between the two visible islands. It comes up to 11 or 12 feet. If you don't have a depth finder, start at the east edge of the largeer island and head directly for the smaller island. You should go right over it. Also, the two points toward the South end. Easy to find. I had very good luck on the Western point trolling leaches and minnows late July from the point bact toward Round Bay Resort. Anywhere from 8 ft to 15 ft. Fairly steep drop-off. Also caugt several northerns there as well. We also troll around the islands with some success. Usually always with leaches and minnows.

Not much structure on 4th that will pinpoint walleyes. Lake only gets around 12 ft of depth or so. We did catch some this summer just drifting - starting on the North end, and casting crankbaits. Lots of smaller northerns, so could be fun (or annoying - depending upon how you look at 2 to 3 lb northerns). The North end of 4th seems to be a little deeper and has the river emptying there.

Early morning and late evening seemed to be better last fall and this summer.

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Dave B

You can also find that hump by going straight out from the ramp at Crow Crest.

I like to troll big cranks on the edge of the weedlines around both islands and the point on the west side of the lake to Round Bay.

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with the others Tommy! I always enjoy your bits of wisdom and humor! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      They are all coming in from the main lake. Cliff
    • FishinCT
      We used to camp on hinsdale all the time. There is one spot on the south shore closer to the east end we stayed almost every time. It's got a big rock outcrop on a small point that slopes down to the water. The picnic table and fire ring are in the open up top. Wide open space and a good breeze will keep the bugs off you. Tent site is fairly hidden. That's the best spot we ever found. Only downside is boat parking. I remember tying up on a log off the the side so probably the same site mentioned earlier.  We stayed there a ton when I was younger and never had any bear encounters, but the bear boxes are there for a reason!
    • meerkat
      I always wondered,  are the walleyes coming over the dam?   or are they swimming in from Pike?
    • Slopfishin
      Why delete your post?  I actually enjoyed reading that story. Seeing stories like yours is half the reason I like checking out this site (I like to check out all the different lake boards on fishingminnesota). 
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      Hey, we need a little color and humor and Musky Tom does it best.  
    • TomWehler
      Good info to me even. Cliff you can delete my story n junk. Most people don’t know me round here anymore n for sure the humor of life is of no interest. Under stand only want the facts mama. Just the facts. 😎 I endeavor to persevere.  Beef!   
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The ice on the Pike River between the dam and the lake is opening up fast! Should be wide open in a couple of days at the present rate of melt! The DNR will be trapping walleyes soon!!!  The walleyes are already starting to move in! Pike Bay ice is  also starting to deteriorate quickly! Finally starting to look like we may get some open water for the fishing opener! Cliff 
    • chucker1101
      These aren't campsites to bring your Ranger fiberglass or decked-out Lund into. They're better fitted for smaller 14-16 ft alum boats, something you can drag on shore. Though i'm sure you can figure out how to secure something bigger. Cliff is right, most have sandy/pebble shorelines to pull a smaller boat onto. Almost all of them are well-protected from the prevailing WSW wind. You're gonna get wakes rolling into shore from passing boats, though, as it's a pretty well traveled section of the lake.
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      I camped at a couple sites a few years ago.  no docks, but most of the sites had a half way decent place to put the boat in.  one had a decent log to tie to.  another I threw a couple anchors out back and was able to tie off to a couple trees to keep the boat close yet off the rocks.