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where to look for eyes?


whitetail_freak

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hey guys, just wondering where do you guys go about looking for eyes on the river? i know dams are a main attractor but where else should a guy try?

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Some of my best eye spots are sand bars. Eddys, rock bars, points,feeder creeks and holes are all good choices and dont forget about the main river channel. Have found them as deep as 50ft and as shallow as 6in. They go where ever the food is

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thanks alot.. you wouldnt happen to of any maps that show the bars and stuff do you? or do you have to find those with your lower unit? lol crazy

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Findin structure the hard way is sometimes the easyest way. No maps out there for above the st cloud dam and not sure but I dont think there is a map for above sartell either.

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ha yeah i suppose, but a map is cheaper than a lower unit! lol i will have to make due. thanks for the help!

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The easiest way I know to find them is to cast crankbaits in the fall! grin Pretty much anywhere will do.

If it isn't autumn, just hit current breaks, eddies, deep holes, etc....the stuff you mention in your post.

That being said, I do have a problem finding big walleyes in the river up here. Early in the spring we catch pigs while fishing for carp and suckers, but come June, I have a hard time catching fish over 20''. Then comes September, and a big shallow shad rap certainly finds them.

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I feel your pain about not getting huge walleyes out of the st cloud section of river. I cant seem to get one bigger than 28in and usaly only get a handfull bigger than 20in a season. I go north 25-30 miles on the same river and its another story alltogether.

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