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ezekiel

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ezekiel

I'd love to put my kids on fish. We will be there for the week of the 4th. I fish any species and a couple options would be really nice. Thanks a million!

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Selmer

Well, I've got a couple of kids that like to do the same, and I'm considering hitting 'waska on the 4th. Here's what I'd do. Start on the Glenwood side, work your way along the north shore in the pencil reeds with small jigs or no jigs at all, baited with either Gulp! plastics or small pieces of leech or crawler. This should get you into sunfish and largemouth. If that isn't working, work your way out until you find the deep weedline, anchor and fish over the side of the boat with slip bobbers or jig over the side of the boat. If all else fails, troll a #5 or #7 shad rap on the edge of the weedline. You will pick up bass and small northerns if nothing else.

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LandDr

Selmer gave a pretty good report for you to go from. Waska is a great lake to catch fish and different species...never know what is on the end of your line. Sunfish and crappies are doing well...lots of bass and pike...walleye bite has been really good as well. My parents went out with panfish leaches to catch some sunnies...ended up catching 7 walleyes in 7 feet of water! Selmer recommended starting with the north side and I think you could say about the same for the south side as well. Not to put the pressure on, but it's pretty hard not to catch fish on Waska. smile

Good luck and have a great weekend!

Fish On...and on...and on...and on!

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carpshooterdeluxe

buy a half pound of panfish leaches, rig up the rods with slip bobbers, a split shot, bare hook, and a green or gold bead resting on the knot of the hook, and find a weed line in 7-13 foot and you'll have bass action all day long and good gill fishing too. The past few days the gills have been a little less aggressive; the ones we've been catching are absolutely swollen in the belly they have been hitting this bug hatch so hard. Looks like that hatch is over though; no fresh layer of bugs on the boat tarp this morning.

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ezekiel

Thank you. I could manage to not catch fish. Its why I am here. Not catching fish with 5 kids can make for a long day.

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ezekiel

I am staying in Starbuck. Is there anything to know about that side?

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basssmasher*

Hit the marina for panfish action.. if nothing else there ate a ton of agressive fish in the outlet on the south side of the marina, by the green gates going across the water.. mostly lm bass but ive seen a few sm bass caught there and a couple of pike as well.. leeches under a slip bobber is a good option here

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clayton08

IF you have a boat just go out from 7-15 feet youll be good pretty much anywere all my walleyes lately have been in 12-17 ft not saying you wont catch them shallow. You will catch fish on waska its pretty easy usually... bring some live bait and buy some 1/8 or 1/4 oz fireball jigs easiest way to fish waska. Use any bait you want to but if you can get shiners bring them.

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angler903

I've done good this time of year with kids in boat anchoring in 12-14ft. try spot for 5-10minutes move a little try 5-10min on Starbuck side out from marina

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