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Weedline Depth for Stalker Lake


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Can anyone weigh in on the typical depth of the water on Stalker Lake where the weeds start? You insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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The places I have found cabbage have started in about 4 feet and end in about 8-10. Coon tail is out in about 10-14 feet. Tough lake to fish a weedline.

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Thanks for the weed growth info on Stalker, knowing that it is a tough lake to fish the weedline do you have any suggestions on trolling passes for crank baits?

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Erratic contours, lots of very steep breaks. It's really hard to work the edges.

If the fish don't cooperate, you can always get a Peterwich at the Underwood Legion.

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Hey Gissert two questions please, so if you were going to troll for eye's next week any area's of the lake easier to troll? And what's the " Peterwich at the Underwood Legion" about? We will be up in the area next week. Thanks in advance.

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For trolling, possibly the west end along the break lines on the flats. It would be a starting point. With the water cooling off, the bait fish might start moving up.

The Peterwich is a shaved prime rib sandwich with onions and swiss cheese. Nice consolation prize if the fish win. Named after the creator Peter Lindquist (RIP)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Why is this lake hard to fish a weedline??

Based on my fishing trip this past week I can say that trolling the weedline is indeed tough. Many tight contour turns and steep dropoffs make it darn near impossible to stay on the break with lures well behind the boat. Now vetical jigging that's a different story, lots of nice structure to key on if the wind is light enough for precise boat control.

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So how was the bite. I have a place on the lake but did not fish this weekend, on Stalker. Went to Sewell and got humbled.

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The pike are very willing to hit crankbaits trolled 10 to 12ft were the best depths, perch colored Shadling #5 or #7. The bass were hitting spinnerbaits thrown in the reeds 6ft was the best depth there. We were unable to catch any walleye's while trolling cranks and did not fish for crappies on Stalker this trip.

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Next time try a natural Shad or Blue/Silver colors on your Shad Rap. Picked up a couple of bonus 'eyes with some nice eating size Nord's the other evening.

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