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Rush in Mid August

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Haven't seen any Rush reports recently, we're headed up for a weeks vacation on the 13th and was wondering what bait I need to pick up before I get there. I'll have the gulp and plug box along, do I need leeches too? Also, it looks like it should have a good shallow bite pulling cranks, anyone been doing any good trying that approach lately? Any reports would be greatly appreciated!

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nocsious

I got some daytime eyes the week of July 4th. I pulled shad raps in 10.5' on steep breaks. It took some very good boat control to stay at the right depth and I had to work a bit to find active fish. 2.0 to 2.5 mph was the right speed.

I'd think pulling floating raps in 5-6' feet at night should be picking up about now. It's my experience that you can't be too shallow on those mid-lake bars, although the fish are normally closer to the deeper water than right in the middle of the bar.

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fballwilly

In mid-August on Rush, I've had my best luck catching walleye with worms at the hour of pre-dawn / post dawn. Panfishing during the day. Minnows or cranks for Northern and Walleye during sunset and twilight. I rarely venture into water deeper than 15'. I think it's more me than the fish though. I'm stubborn and slow to change, tacticly inept, and easily outsmarted by most game fish.

(Disclaimer: "My best luck" refers to 2-3 walleyes!)

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borchawk1

In mid-August on Rush, I've had my best luck catching walleye with worms at the hour of pre-dawn / post dawn. Panfishing during the day. Minnows or cranks for Northern and Walleye during sunset and twilight. I rarely venture into water deeper than 15'. I think it's more me than the fish though. I'm stubborn and slow to change, tacticly inept, and easily outsmarted by most game fish.

(Disclaimer: "My best luck" refers to 2-3 walleyes!)

fballwilly, you and I fish alike...I rarely fish deeper than 15', often less than 10' day or night. Some times it makes me look like a genius, most other times like a fool! Thanks for the tips, I'm hoping for a little chop while were up there.

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borchawk1

Thanks nocsious, you validated one of my approaches...now I'll just need to negotiate an evening kitchen pass a couple of nights to make it happen.

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fballwilly

Good luck on the kitchen pass! I'd love to hear a report when you come back from your week in heaven. Enjoy!

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walleye_jigger

We fished Monday night in the big wind and pulled cranks in 8-12 feet and caught a nice mixed bag of bass,pike and walleye.

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