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How has the downrigging been going? Have the fish moved to the mud flats yet or are they still shallow? Just wondering if the south shore is producing or do you need to make the run up north? I am coming up next weekend and was just wondering about bringing the riggers!

Thanks,

Dud

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I was the first two weekends of July and we did really good on the mud in thirty on on the boarder with the riggers. The following weekend we did good in front of lomg point in twenty eight to thirty one. Will be up this weekend and I will have the riggers for sure.

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What baits and colors are popular with you guys? I prefer Rapalas, mostly shad raps and taildancers. One of my best colors are chartruese and blue /silver. That bright yellow always seems to get bit.

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#5 Purpledescent shad rap is by far my biggest producer! I always make sure I have a couple in the box. Fire tiger is a big producer as well.

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Rigged out at 5 mile today. Had a lot of luck. Purpledecent was definitely the plug of choice. Thanks for the tip. Orange did well too!

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No problem, I am heading up to Zippel Bay tomorrow to drop the balls (lead balls)! I will post a report when I get back.

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Had a great day fishing Saturday afternoon out of Zippel Bay. Two of us Fished 31.5 to 32.5 feet of water and downrigged with #5 shad raps and did really well. Caught five slot fish and 30+ sauger/walleyes in the 12" to 18" range. Best colors were orange firetiger and clown. Others were jigging and drifting but the boats I saw downrigging were doing much better.

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Milkdud, thanks for the report. My wife and I are heading to Zippel Bay on Tuesday afternoon. We are going to give jigging a try to start with. Don't have downriggers but I am throwing the lead core rods in the boat. We may try to fish some of the rock reefs as well. Anxious to get back there!!

Brian

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