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randallt

Tonka Walleye?

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randallt

Anyone catching any eyes on Tonka? I am wondering what depth. Don't need spots, just looking to move house and don't know what depth to try.

Thanks

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dhuth

Its been pretty slow. I got three last weekend off the bottom edge of a reef. The week before they were on the top and bottom edge. 40-45' last weekend. My advice would be to get a few guys and throw a bunch of flags out before you set up for good. That way you know the house is in a decent spot with somewhat active fish. Currently I am fishing one area in my portable and staring at my permanent 60 yards away because we don't want to move it.

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Go2fish

I have been getting them the last couple weeks after a month of not catching them. 17-19ft but also another spot in 32ft. Minimum of 300yds from any other permanant is probably more important than the depth you go.

Generally I start out in about 17ft and as the winter goes on fish the same spots but out just a bit deeper as the weeds die.

Try staying a little bit later, kinda getting a second flury of bites between 7 n 8 and they are bigger!!!!

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randallt

Thanks guys. I have bounced around from 16 to 30, currently in 26 but it has really been slow. Thinking about heading out to about 32 to 35 at bottom of reef, so glad to see you have been getting them around that depth.

Any other reports would be appreciated, won't be out to move til 4 ish.

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shakojdub1425

were you guys out on tonka at? Mound area? or excelsor? Thanks

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