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tjoutdoors

I fished Norway on Saturday for the Lake Association Sheephead tourney from 9 until 1. As the day wore on, the sheephead got hungrier. Mid afternoon is when they were the hungriest as we couldn't keep them off the shad raps as we leisurely trolled around the lake looking for hungry walleyes. My dad got a 10" sunfish on a shad rap earlier in the morning. Nice fish!

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meatfish

sunfish shallow 4-8ft,on a slipbobber, jig, green white or orange and a chunk of leech,Large mouth, 10-16 ft weeds,mimic minnow,jig and crawler, leech or minnow,lindy ,little joe.,Northern pike,speed troll large spoons, large raps or large spinners on first break weed lines(when you think it is fast enough kick it up a notch).Small mouth mid lake flats 6-10 ft, rock piles 8-12ft or steep breaks(some are suspended over deep water) on just about any thing.Walleye are every where, shads shallow, most luck has been 22-30 ft sand flats on weed lines near steep breaks on lindy,leech,crawler or minnow or a white or green jig and a fathead(when you find them,stay on top of them,slow, slow slow)or anchor and jig em or slip bobber.Crappie, work breaks or suspended on flats,white twister, beetle spin or slip bobber and grey tube and a crappie minnow.For your larger species do not be afraid to anchor 14-20ft and slip bobber with a plain hook an the biggest minnow you can find.Tulibee suspended at 20ft on 45ft flats on a large spoon and a drop rig.Cats,been seeing large ones shallow,3-10ft,but can't seem to hook one(guess I gotta catch some bullies or crayfish).Jumbo perch,??? if you find em let me know.Thats all I got to say about that.

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MN Shutterbug

Meatfish, thanks for the report. It's good to see someone in the area knows how to catch'em. winkgrin

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meatfish

Quagmire.I must have way too much time on my hands(must be why my family eats fish every day if we choose)thanks for your opinion,it means so very much to me.gigidy,gigidy gigidy.

sunfish,with the heat they moved off the beds and I am finding them on adjacent weed lines or weed piles 8-12ft,large mouth same area on winter jigs and a chunk of leech.There are walleye slightly deeper than that,plain hook and a chub,fathead or sucker.I am also catching walleye on north or NE facing inside corners on steep breaks.When I find them on the sand and they won't bite I double anchor pull out the vex,buck shot and a minnow head or a jig and a full minnow.Crappie first break,tall weeds.If you find the kelp it holds multi species but the dnr or lake assoc. sprayed a lot of it.small mouth on the edges of the humps and holes or rocks.

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MN Shutterbug

Now that the long weekend is over, there must be a ton of good (or not so good), fishing reports. C'mon guys. Fess up. wink

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tjoutdoors

Terrible fishing for me on Norway Lake on the 4th. Could hardly get a sheephead to bite. Found fish on the locator but they wouldn't bite on anything in my tacklebox. Sure was a nice day for fishing though!

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b-fish

was on norway too. Nothing

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carpshooterdeluxe

norway/games...."family day" with the future inlaws out on the pontoon produced us a few keeper gills and some bass for a small fish fry yesterday. bite was better on games, but size was better on norway. i spent most of the afternoon baiting 3 & 5 year old kids' hooks, but managed to get a couple hundred casts out with spinners and raps. had a few really nice pike give some follows, but they were moving pretty lazy, and only one actually took a whack at the xrap about 4 feet from the boat.

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jigginjim

tj, you guys try pulling plugs? Do like Eugene C. and Jimmy R. had done, at Dilley's. Take 16ft boat, put 4 guys in with gear, add 5hp motor. Now run it wide open you going just fast enough to catch some fish. grin I may bring my brother out on Norway to try for some walleyes and pike.

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Eye_Hammer

I worked a lot of spots and had little luck. Managed 2 'eyes

Friday evening and a couple of nice crappies. Marked a lot of

fish and bait fish, but even the sheepies were slow. And the

sunfish have been none existant. I can't figure it out. It also seems, like last year, that a lot of sunnies and crappies

didn't even spawn. Anyone else notice this the past 2 years?

This was on Norway.

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tjoutdoors

Yeah JJ, the old man pulled plugs on Thursday night and Friday morning early but caught only a couple sheephead. That tactic was working for us thru most of June but that bite seems to have died off as well. The hunt for panfish was on over the 4th.

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jigginjim

I have found fish hanging out in deeper water. Sometimes they hit quick, other times you can hang the bait on their lip and they won't eat it. The weather patterns have not helped any.

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not saying to follow my lead, but was fishing green in 7 ft for panfish and noticed whitetips swimming down below. switched set up and literally nailed 3 nice eyes in about 15minutes. went out to the same spot later that evening with fall and spring piggie tackle and boated what was close to 7 lber. no alcohol involved in participating or telling of this story.

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MN Shutterbug

Way to go pushbutton. That's the kind of story we like to hear.

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LEECH21

Nice!

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sdhusker12

going to be heading up and staying on green this weekend. have been up there already this summer and have just caught small bluegills. Looking to get into something other than small bluegills. I.E. walleyes smallmouth largemouth and possibly some crappies. not looking for exact locations of where to fish just the general area and what type of technique you would recommend.

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walleyefisherman

ill be visiting my dad in willmar this weekend and last time we tryed alot of lakes around there with very little success. we tryed games for pike with no results also hit calhoun, on just someones word that there were pike, that lake is way to shallow and weedy for me but we caught lots of bass on both lakes but that was it. then went to Nest lake and i boated a 37inch pike, i love catching big pike but we are looking for numbers plus i would like to get my dad on some fish. or any lakes that have a decent walleye bit going on or crappies for my little cousin that we taking out on saturday. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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husker, your best plan would be to pay 50 bucks, enter the tourney, and follow leech around the lake. more seriously though, go out to one of the hundred or so mid lake humps or bars, start on the top and work your way off the sides and even into the adjacent flats if needed. similarly there are miles of deep weedlines(12 to 15 ft) to work. i would approach both the same...just start throwing plastics, varying size, depth, type of retrieve, ect.. during the summer i usually switch to live bait after i find active fish.

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walleyefisherman

wow guess asking for a little report is asking to much. gonna find a different site then.

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eyewarrior

Right now northern fishing has been slow. I'm pretty sure why not much feedback. Water temps are in the mid 60's on Green and the northerns aren't active yet on plugs. You can catch some on cranks in 15-22' but the real slam has yet to start(at least for me). I heard about a decent big sunfish bite on Diamond but dont have any more info than that. Walleyes are starting to show up on Green in 30' or so but lots of bait, reports are hit & miss

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MN Shutterbug

wow guess asking for a little report is asking to much. gonna find a different site then.

You have to realize that a lot of people aren't doing a lot of fishing right now. It's kind of the mid summer slack. You can't expect too much for responses in just 24 hours. You just have to have a little patience. grin

It took me a day and a half just for someone to cue me into where there was a baitshop near Big Cormorant lake, north of Pelican Rapids.

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LEECH21

Haha! I was out twice this week trying to pre-fish for the tourney and the only thing I can say is that I eliminated a lot of water!

Fishing been slow for us. Right now my goal is not to get last place on Saturday!

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broken_line

yup im with x tackleman the only way to get a response fast is to have a interesting title and good wording... like minnow trappin need to give it time.. im heading off to lakeandrew mon thru wednesday.. any thing happening on that lake?? dont need to tell what species but just if anything is bitin..

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MN Shutterbug

What Lake Andrew are you talking about? I've fished Andrew by Willmar and Andrew by Alex. I'm unaware of any Andrew around here.

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