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Traxxx

Walleye,Crappie by day, Big Pike by night!

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Traxxx

Fishing the last few days has been very good. With all the snow, we have been seeing quite the day bite. A couple days ago we had a good bite from 11am-2pm on Gull and they ended up with six eater walleyes and a dozen perch. Crappie minnows and rainbows were the ticket. These all came off the weedline in 15 fow. The crappie/sunfish bite has been very good during the day, with small jigging spoons producing alot of fast action. The last two nights have produced a couple monster pike, after dark. Last night was a 36" on a 1/8 ounce jiggin spoon around 6:30pm and tonight was a pig 40" that hit a big spearing sucker decoy on a tip-up inside the house,around the same time. grin

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Eastman2003

Traxx I live in pillager, have spent alot of time on gull in the fall getting after walleyes but only a few unsuccessful times during the winter. I know what works for colors, but could you point me in a direction. If you don't want to post anything on here my email is

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thanks

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Jesse Drummer

Traxxx , you have any pics of those nice fish? fyi , make shure they are not in violation of the forum policy!

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Traxxx

Eastman,

I typically use a 1/8oz Lindy Rattlin Flyer tipped with a shiner head or a buckshot spoon with a minnowhead. On the second line, I will use a plain or glow hook under a bobber,with a whole minnow. I usually fish next to the weedlines in the mornings or evenings. During the day I will move out deeper depending on the conditions. Look for hard bottom areas,humps,points,inside turns, weedbeds..ect. Hope this helps. Good Luck

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Eastman2003

Thanks for the tips i really appreciate it . Is the ice drivable?? I am hoping to head out around 7 in the morning. Have you heard how anyone is doing off of 371 access?

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Traxxx

Haven't seen much vehicle traffic yet. I've pulled a house out with my truck, not too far from shore though. I think a sled would be the best option right now. You should be able find a few over by the access there.

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Traxxx

Chris, you have mail. wink

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Jesse Drummer

still no pics?

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Traxxx

Any help on getting a pic off a cell phone?

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HaRdWaTeR jUnKy

send the picture to your email then upload it to photobucket off your email then you will be able to put it on here hope that helps ya out...

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HaRdWaTeR jUnKy

this is a picture off my cell phone, not very clear but i just had to take one of this hawg!

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planofslayer

Nice! What did that thing go?

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HaRdWaTeR jUnKy

28 1/2, big female let her go right after the picture!

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planofslayer

good job, a picture is worth a thousand words!

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Jesse Drummer

Any help on getting a pic off a cell phone?

go to your album on photobucket and by th etop you can send the pics from your phone straight to photobucket. put the cursor on the pic highlight the bottom address and paste it to your post and then submit it and it should come up.look in the photo sharing forum it explains there.

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Traxxx

A couple night pike from this evening.

29" 6pm

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34" 7:30pm

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Eastman2003

Nice pics. Probably had something similar on last night, the battle only lasted a minute though, line broke.

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