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I was just wondering if anybody had been doing ok with the eye's and what tactics have you been using? I'm thinking of doing some fishing in the area late next week and weekend with my dad.

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I haven't been doing very good and have fished for them plenty. Got a couple yesterday evening one was 20". I had been doing mostly trolling lindy's and using jigs but yesterday was casting rapalas.

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I havent had much luck either. I've gotten 2 all summer around here, both trolling lindy rigs. One was 23" and its still swimming!

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Pikerliker,

We've been having some luck using what I would call a Mille Lacs style Lindy Rig setup.

We use a sliding sinker above a swivel with a 6 - 8 foot 4lb florocarbon leader using nothing but a small salmon style red hook and a leech. No beads, no spinners, just a plain hook. Troll/drift .5 to .8 mph in anywhere from 12 - 25 feet of water. Keep your bail open holding your line with your finger. When you feel a bite, let line out for a few seconds, flip your bail closed, and then set the hook.

Good luck.

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Thanks rc I actually have used that exact setup myself one time while fishing on Mille Lacs with pro walleye fisherman Perry Good (I won a raffle to fish with him). We did pretty well with it. I haven't tried it on lakes in this area though. Thanks again for the advice I appreciate the help!

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