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blue_healer_guy

Any big breakers on the lake right now?

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thatoneguy

I haven't seen any waves at all since it froze over. Oh - THOSE breakers. I haven't seen any of those either.

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bassNspear

intersting!

Hows the ice on cass right now?

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Dave Lemieux

Can anyone recommend a good resort near allen bay. Looking at coming up June 12. Used to fish Winne but thought I would like to try Cass area. Mainly panfish.

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cbrooks

There's "Sunset Cove Resort" located on Allens bay.

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Quackaddict9

I was out on Grace last night and caught 3 walleyes between 8:45-9 pm, missed/lost a few others in 20' of water.

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minimite

i will second sunset cove. we have been taking our family vacation up there the last five years in august. last year we also went up over the fourth of the july and it was a blast. awesome firework show and a good party outside of the bar with a band. fishing should be really good when you're planning on going in june. we are heading up the on the 21st to do some ice fishing, sounds like the walleyes have biting well and they should be on the jumbos by the time we get there.just give Al a call and even if their booked up he will point you in the right direction for a place to stay.

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Allensbaynewguy

How much ice in the bay? Coming up next weekend need a report before we head out...

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minimite

ten days ago there was around 16 inches of ice under the snow. not sure what it looks like now after this warm up. hopefully we will still be able to get around with the truck, and this warm weather didn't turn it all to slush. i guess we will find out on thursday when we get there.

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WalleyeZach

I was out on Cass tonight and there was 19" of ice, i was on the east side of the late though. I was in 25 fow and managed 5 eye. Also i didnt run into any slush on the lake.

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Barbara

I am new to this, so bear with me. I have been going to cass lake for 4 years and need some help. I want to catch walleye, perch, and crappie and need to know where I go and what type of bait to use. I am there the 2nd week of June for a week. Any help would be great. Where do I go on lake andrusia, or in allens bay or on cass to catch some fish. I am a woman that loves to fish and do alot of fishing in illinois, but need some big time help on the big lake.

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Barbara

we had a guide the 2nd year, but didn't catch much of anything. I still have the gps coords from that trip-- do they work from year to year? I was told to use leeches and that's ok, but I heard using a crankbait in the evening trolling close to shore works also. I wish I had more than 1 week to fish the big area. I did catch a couple in andrusia by the house on the hill, any other areas? Thanks for all your help

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genegodawa

That is an excellent week to fish on Cass.

We have been going for 30+ yrs now....started for 10 yrs at opener, then 10 yrs at Memorial Day, and the last 10+ after school gets out 'cause the kids started coming with the dads.

We have very good luck for multi-species then. We do not fish Andrusia, but hit Allen's Bay hard and Kitchi and Pike Bay...it all depends on wind too though.

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Barbara

it seems that if you don't catch fish, everyone wants to move to a smaller lake, like lost lake to catch panfish. I would like to continue on cass lake and the chains, so am seeking all the help i can get early in the season. I need to know what type of lures to get. I'll be staying in touch. Thanks again

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Barbara

thanks for everything. I know this is not the time of year to be thinking of spring fishing, but just underwent quad bypass surgery and need to think of bright things in my life. I would like to knock the socks off of the other 10 beginner fishing persons that tag along and give them some hints. It's hard when you are trying to teach others what to do that have never been fishing before and still try to catch some decent fish. I guess that is why all the questions, and I know fishermen DO NOT like to give up the areas fish are biting and give out secrets, but if anyone can dangle a few hints of the trade, will be well worth it for me. I will get ahold of the guide as soon as possible. Thanks again for everything

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bassNspear

19 inches of ice, whew, thats alot of ice!

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DeeJ

What were the eyes biting on?

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Barbara

What type of lures should I bring for all of us? There will be approx 14 of us coming and want to make sure I have enough for all of us and the right kind. Thanks for all the info. I appreciate it.

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WalleyeZach

That night it was a CJS lighting spoon. Tonight though it was your basic minnow and red hook on a deadstick.

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

I would go with some Rapala 5 or 7. As for color, any color will do as long as it is chartreuse! Just kidding, though chartreuse does work. I am partial to silver and black (go White Sox) also silver and blue, black and blue and perch. Just leave a few wallys for me when we get there the end of July!

Windy

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Barbara

I hope to catch a few wallys while there. I will stock up on all the rapala's you mentioned. I know there will be quite a few of us and since I am the only one to fish on a regular basis (almost everyday)it will be up to me to furnish the lures. Although, there aren't any walleye in the ponds and lakes I fish in Illinois. I catch large mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. It's nice -- I fish on a private property and they keep it stocked. They tell me to take whatever I catch so not to over populate. We eat fish all year, but nothing better than walleye. I will save you a few wallys. Do you think they bite better in the morning or evening?

Barb

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

Barbara,

One year I went to a spot that we had never fished and within 90 minutes we had caught so many keeper walleyes that we had to count the live wells and we actually had 13 so we had to throw one back.

Last year we were out with my brother in law and conditions were so bad on Cass and the walleye bite was so bad that we went into Pike Bay which we did and caught some large mouth bass and pike.

We have gone out in the morning and evening and both work good but are different. We even went out with my daughter and daughter in law .

I hope this answers all your quesitons.

Let me know if you need anything else answered. Have a great trip!

Windy

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Barbara

Windy,

Thanks again for all the info. I hope I am not draining too much info from you, but I appreciate all your help.

However, on all my poles, I need to know what type of line to use. It's been a couple of years since I put new line on, and I think it's time again. Can't be too careful, don't want the big one to get away. I use a mixture of lines. My son likes the braid and I just use the monofilament, Stren I think. What poundage do I use? Is 10 # too much?

I need to get a GPS before we go. Any brand you prefer? How about trolling motors? My brother has all of that, but since he isn't coming, I need to get some of this stuff. I still have the gps coords from the other guide, and we have used them. I"d like to know some of your special spots. If you're willing to share, let me know. I can also give you my coords, if you like.

Thanks,

Barb

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

Barbara,

I like my eTrex, cheap and does the job. Find them on sale for $89-99. I like Power Pro and Fireline and I never use mono but that is just me. I am always either trolling or pulling a bottom bouncer which is trolling too with more weight. I like the sensativity those lines give, you feel everything. My spots are not really secret, just a matter of where fish are biting. I like O'Neils Point, Deadmans Bar and the Knutson D amn.

Windy

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Barbara

Windy,

any personal hints(spots) you would like to share? Do you ever fish for crappie or bluegill? Where are they on Cass? I did try Buck last year. I hope we catch a boat load of fish, any species. Barb

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