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Pool 3 walleye report


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Got out with a couple guys on saturday morning . The river is now down to normal and the walleyes have changes all the places they have been haning out in. There are alot of places you can fish now for them from wing dams to back water cuts. The fish are in both spots, now you can finally say their summer haunts are the place to look for them.

We fished in water depths of 2 to 14 foot. Pitching jigs, tossing cranks, and trolling cranks were our techniques for today. Each technique caught fish. we also dragged jigs for some fish.

The catfish were not on as big of a tear today as seen in the last few weeks for me but we managed a couple while fishing for our walleyes. The sheepheads will still keep you busy when using live bait. Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!!

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Fished pool 3 for a few hours yesterday and boated 4 walleyes and a couple sheepshead. Had a couple others get loose before seeing them. The walleyes were biting light on crawlers, but the sheepshead were hitting aggressively. Water was suprisingly dirty and fast. I'm used to the water being clearer in late July. The current was a little stronger than I'm used to as well. Only a few wingdams held fish. Nothing pitching cranks either. I was also suprised to not get any bass or catfish. Sure was a nice evening to be on the river though.

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Had the time to hit pool 3 yesterday. Nothing fast and furious but did manage a few for the frying pan for mr Evans. It was a very nice day on water with you and look forward to our future trips. Pictured here is the sauger king Mr. Evans. full-36600-26478-image.jpg

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Had a pretty good day today with Wes and Matt. We caught several walleyes and saugers mainly pitching jigs and also vertical with blades. Biggest eye being right close to 21 inches. Great time guys .here are a couple Picts of their walleyes.

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Got out for a bit on pool 3 on Wednesday in the brisk southeast winds . Although nothing fast and furious we managed 13 keepers into the boat those were some well deserved tough conditioned walleye and saugers. We mainly fished in 18 to 22 feet today for our fish. Water temp was 36 degrees and the flow had picked up quite a bit just wish the winds were from a different direction so we could hit the spots differently.

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Marty and I fished pool 3 on Wednesday. We did quite a bit of looking before running into some really nice walleyes. He got a 28 incher and we hade several walleye that went close to 20 inches pitching jigs. We also did a little vertical jigging with very good success. full-36600-28002-image.jpg

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