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WalleyeChamp

Is Cass lake behind schedule??

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WalleyeChamp

Regarding walleyes- Like most other lakes I've fished this year I can only assume that Cass is the exact same way. Some of my favorite local lakes are about 3 weeks behind schedule with the late ice out and are ON FIRE like they normally are in late May to mid June. I expect these lakes to stay hot for another week or two at least.

I would think Cass will still be really good all the way into July and maybe even mid july. Do you think I am I wrong or right?

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Borch

Cass is pretty slow right now. Shines and crawlers seem to be the best bet. Only 3 weeks. or so behind.

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WalleyeChamp

That's great to hear.. and exactly what I meant. Cass typically gets going in early-mid June right.... SO July should be smokin'!

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thatoneguy

A good friend from high school fished Cass this weekend, and he said it was red hot. Your mileage may vary, I guess.

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Chris Haley

I'll second the red hot! I know a dad and his 10 y/o son that were pretty happy with their limit in less than 3 hours Sat. AM.

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pondwater

Going to fish Cass for the first time this weekend. Are the fish on a shore line bit or deeper water humps and structure? Just a little info would be great help.

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Borch

Last few days found fish on both shoreline and humps. Crawwlers seemed to work better than leeches or minnows. Big bug hatch seemed to slow down a bit today. Early morning bite has been pretty good the past few days. If bite gets tougher later in the day the slow death rig seemed to put fish in the boat pretty regularly.

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WalleyeChamp

Does anyone know the water temp from this past weekend?

Slow death can be fun stuff!

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Shallow Runner

I just talked to a friend who is up there right now. He had temps at 70-71 degrees. Borch, not heard of a slow death rig. Can you elaborate?

Shallow Runner

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TyGuy02

Slow death is a live bait rig for crawlers that simply spins the crawler. I like it with gulp crawlers. Very simple rig with only the special hook, snell, 2 swivels with one being a ball-bearing swivel to prevent line twist which can get really really bad if its not set up right

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Borch

Slow death is a live bait rig for crawlers that simply spins the crawler. I like it with gulp crawlers. Very simple rig with only the special hook, snell, 2 swivels with one being a ball-bearing swivel to prevent line twist which can get really really bad if its not set up right

Nailed it. I like half a gulp crawler, (tail section) for this rig as well. Mustad sells the slow death hook. I lile to pull mine on a bottom bouncer from .6- 1.2 mph depending on the fishes mood.

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fridron

Have you tried the spinner set-up yet? Supposed to go at 1.2-1.5

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Borch

Spinner rigs worked well at times before the mayfly hatch. So I'd guess it will continue to be more and more effective as water temps warm.

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WalleyeChamp

Report from last week: Daytime bite, tough as nails (as suspected). Some fish were caught on jigs,, some on slowdeath,, nothing on lindys. Night bite was average. A handful of keepers for each time out (usually about an hour and a half long trip) with a handful of 12" throwbacks. Fairly steady action with a fish every 10-15 minutes or so. Firetiger, yellow, and blue #5 raps produced. It seemed like the best time to be out was the standard 9-11 pm. good times.

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dr1818

gonna be up there later this week (thurs july 11). any tips on depth during day vs depth during eve/night would b appreciated. also anyone know what the thermocline is out on cass.

thanks!

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blue_healer_guy

dont know if ther really is one. some of our best fishing is 35 to 40.

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WalleyeChamp

gonna be up there later this week (thurs july 11). any tips on depth during day vs depth during eve/night would b appreciated. also anyone know what the thermocline is out on cass.

thanks!

5-8 FOW at night... They were in 12-14 during the day last week.

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