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Wish-I-Were-Fishn

Friday evening, Saturday morning - where to fish?

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Wish-I-Were-Fishn

Heading up Friday and will be there about 5 pm through Saturday till about 5 pm. Where should I fish to catch some eyes? What baits and techniques should we try?

Thanks

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Craigums

In the lake

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Craigums

Lol, Sorry. Had to say it, Ill be up there too but I can't help you out, Im not much of a walleye fisherman

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RIPN LIPS

Slip bobbers and a leech should work just about anywhere and any depth. I would look for shallow rocks piles or reefs during the low light periods. During the day I would go a little deeper and pull rigs with crawlers or a leech. Orange hooks are my go to color. Check out Lindy's web site they have some pretty good updated reports via pod cast. Good luck.

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Stick in Mud

Kind of an impossible question to answer....I've found fish over the last two weeks (but not in the last few days, as I actually had to go home to, like, pay the mortgage and stuff) in water anywhere from 6 to 32 ft deep. The fish are shallow on the rocks (esp low light), they're deep on the rocks, they're on transition, they're out on the mud, the only place I didn't find them was the gravel because I didn't want to drive the boat that far, but guys I know have caught them there, too.

Depending on your preferences, you can catch them on leadcore, bobbers, rigging, jigs n minnows, spinners, or whatever else. The key is to find them first, so if you're in deepish water, drive around til you see bait and/or fish, and you're in business.

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Shammy

Drag lindy's or or jigs with minnows in the shallows 7-13 feet. Once you find them stay on them. At low light find some rocks or a point and throw out some slip bobbers you will do just fine. They are probably starting to transition to mid lake stuff (mudd) right now but with this slow water warm up they should still be shallow.

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1eyeReD

That lake is loaded with walleyes. You can catch em just about anywhere so as long as your at the right depths.

Can't speak much about the low light bobberin as I haven't tried this, but if you got a navionics or lakemaster type of map on a fishfinder or handheld, it'll be a huge help in finding "likely" areas to start. If not starting exactly at 6:00am, but later in the day, hop the flats dragging Lindy's on the wind blown side of the edges with leeches and minnows. If wind is blowing good causing some decent chop or waves crashing into sandy or rocky shorlines, I'd fish those shorelines with a fluke style jig and hop it back to the boat in shallow water (as in 6' ft or less shallow).

Wind in forecast is slow (9mph) but blowing from S. Hopefully that wind blows a few mph harder to stir up a good bite.

I'm fairly new to the "Mille Lacs dance" with only 2 yrs experience and only a few short trips per year, but I found this lake was one of the most consistent and easiest to fish for walleyes. My 1st time was just with a paper map, a fish finder that is only good for finding depth, some good guesses and no GPS - and I still found a few walleyes even away from the crowd while wandering aimlessly at target depths. You kinda just hafta experiment. Talk to bait shops too and check reports. They all can give you a general idea of what the recent "trend" has been.

I noticed most people do the same thing at this lake throughout the year (nothing wrong with that, I'm one of them). Everyone talks of going through the minnows early season, then it's lindy rigged leeches and then it's spinners & crawlers and followed by leadcore trolling etc.. I'm familiar with the first two, but I have gone out of the box and caught some too during the few trips I've had so don't be afraid to apply yourself and try something different (not saying try something different when one thing is already working well, but try something different if there's enough time inbetween bites to do so). Last year around this time, while I was dragging Lindys and leeches another guy in the boat was nailing many more than me with a 1/8 oz blue & white bucktail jig way out on the deeper flats. He sorta just long lined it til he felt it barely tick the bottom and let it drag and popped it every once in a whele as we were drifting along. Needless to say, I pulled in the lindy and whipped out a jigging rod and started doing the same. It was fun! A little different, didn't feel right, but it worked!

And when you come back, please do post some braggin' pictures to the reports and tell us how you did! Good luck and I'm sure you'll find some action.

1ER

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minniwinni91

^^^^This guy should be a motivational speaker ^^^^

Great info, I have never been a big minnow guy on the pond. I stick to leeches and they stick to me...(pun intended)

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Stick in Mud

(groan)

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1eyeReD

Meh?

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