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nmitchell17

Wayzata Bay:1/9

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Fished Wayzata Bay for a couple hours around dusk tonight. Caught some sunnies and crappies on Gulp Alive maggots. Saw three nice looking walleyes and a muskie on the camera but could not get them to bite.

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honda4life

Hey ya dang fool. I called ya cause we were out there too tonight. from 3 till about 9 tonight. Far west side of the bay near the island and BOY it was slow fishing. We didnt get anything.

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honda4life

oh so my report too then... fished 3 to 9 right off the west end point.. east of the island in about 30 feet of water. THE GUY AT WAYZATA BAIT SAID TO FISH IN 30 FEET OF WATER. which is WAY deeper than ANY Reports ive heard for any lake right now, but I took his advise and DIDNT MARK A FISH, then a buddy came out and he set up in 22 feet and got 2 small eyes back to back then NOTHING, so I moved to 18 feet hoping they were shallower and DID NOT mark ANYTHING the entire night. Unless someone takes me out there that knows that ocean im not fishing it anymore. 3 times and no fish. I quit. lol Good luck to anyone else.

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nmitchell17

yeah i didn't have my phone with me, saw the missed call when i got back to the truck. might head out there again this weekend if the weather is ok

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  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Mike89
      so what do have against harpooners?????  the Indians did it before us????????????   
    • Reid Saarela
      28.5, but the fattest walleye we’ve seen. My dad and I both agreed it was a bigger fish than my 30 last summer. Wish we would have weighed it but I would rather have the fish swim off healthy! 
    • delcecchi
      I don't confront people on the water about what they do.  Expressing an opinion in general is fine.  Getting up in people's face is different, as I hope you agree.
    • IceHawk
      That's awesome Don. Very creative and looks like fun. 
    • Wanderer
    • delcecchi
      Gotta be careful to keep the holier than thou attitude under control whatever you decide to do. After all not much difference between bass, northern (looking at you harpooners), walleye, even gills.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I have eaten quite a few small mouth bass from Vermilion and a few large mouth bass from other lakes. The smaller small mouth are not bad table fare! The larger fish taste like mud to me! All large mouth taste like mud to me!!😛 If you were to suggest to these fishermen that eating the smaller fish will make a much tastier meal, not to mention a much safer meal because of the contaminant level in larger fish, that may make a difference in what they decide to keep.????  But as you said, they can legally keep them of all sizes. The DNR approach of a size limit would be best! Cliff  
    • Harry Goodliffe
      a sign that ASKS people to selective harvest, releasing the bigger fish to keep those better fish genes in the population if you keep fish eat smaller fish...the old bill dance quote "limit your kill not kill your limit.... catch what you can use and release the rest to fight another day"
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Nice walleye Reid! How big? Cliff
    • Wanderer
      I respect your conservation minded approach but trying to TELL people not to keep those fish will just get you more of the same response you already got.  I also agree <15 inch bass are better keepers.  I keep a few myself each year and rarely keep anything over 16, preferring 12’s for the table. I’ve been a bass tournament angler in the past and have also promoted staunch C&R, much like the modern muskie culture, but have grown wiser with age.  I still target bass quite a bit just because they’re fun! On a 300 acre lake I agree a small group of anglers can and will have an impact with constant return visits to harvest large fish but the only two things you can do about it is, 1) As mentioned, lobby the DNR for protected slots, and 2) When people are happy to show you their catch, congratulate them and mention you like bass too but find the smaller sized fish much better table fare.  And maybe that you also fell releasing the mature fish keeps reproduction up to sustain a quality fishery.  And be nice about it.  Once you turn people off they’ll stop hearing you. That’s about all I have for ya.  Good luck.