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Wakemup

Nice fish Cigarguy, I didn't have the same luck. I found it to be a real tough bite the past few days. Even the pike were giving lazy follows on a few spots. I switched to slower moving presentations like jerk baits with long pauses and they still wouldn't eat all that much.

Managed to catch quite a few largies in slop bays on senkos and spinner baits.

Not sure when I'll get back out again, I seem to have a problem with my engine. It was bogging down on my yesterday and I limped back to the dock from across the bay. Time for a carb clean and new plugs I think :)

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delcecchi

Carb?  What is that?  😀

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delcecchi

Holy Cow, we just had a whole bunch of rain in not very long.   One weather station from just down the road says 2.5 inches in under two hours.   Two dumps of an inch plus in like 20 minutes each.  Water standing all over the yard.

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Wakemup

Not good!! I already re-graveled my driveway once, hopefully I won't have to do it again.

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delcecchi
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supposedly more coming.😥

Lake up several inches in last few days. 

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Darrell Larson

Last night 0130, the skies opened up but prior to that it was quite a light show, a lot of thunder and rain. I heard 4" plus in the Tower area, I can believe that, I leave my boat low on the lift and was making lunch looked out and my boat was floating away caught it just prior to it taking a trip without me. Water level in Pike Bay looks to be up 4-5 inches.  I live on a bottom of a ledge rock area water was running rapidly at the house, put in a drain tile on that side last year,  good idea of a friend of mine up here. All is good now. FYI for you all coming up for the weekend, skeeters are getting brave also.

 

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CigarGuy

How much has the lake level gone up since Sunday on the west end? I'm a little nervous about my dock decking.  One of the neighbors down on Phillips Rd N had 12 loads of fill brought in and spread last wknd and heard most of it washed out.  

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delcecchi

We got over 5 inches of rain in last 24 hrs in Wakemup Village.   Lake is up maybe 3 or 4 inches in the last couple days.   My neighbor set the top of his dock 16 inches exactly above surface in June.   Now it is about 5.

I can swing by and take a look in the morning... if you would like.     even send a pic.    It was pretty calm today so you don't have to worry about waves, yet anyway.  

 

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CigarGuy
11 hours ago, delcecchi said:

We got over 5 inches of rain in last 24 hrs in Wakemup Village.   Lake is up maybe 3 or 4 inches in the last couple days.   My neighbor set the top of his dock 16 inches exactly above surface in June.   Now it is about 5.

I can swing by and take a look in the morning... if you would like.     even send a pic.    It was pretty calm today so you don't have to worry about waves, yet anyway.                                                                         Thanks Del, that's a very nice offer.  My one Saturday a month to work is tomorrow, but I was able to switch it to another day. I'm going to head up tonight and secure things.  Thank you again!

 

 

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delcecchi

Sounds good.

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CigarGuy

Just got up here. Road construction sucks.....four hour trip took almost 5 hours.  Thanks Del, back end of the boat was out of the water last weekend. Do you guys use zip ties to secure the dock boards, big rocks or ?...…any good ideas?

Just got up here. Road construction sucks.....four hour trip took almost 5 hours.  Thanks Del, back end of the boat was out of the water last weekend. Do you guys use zip ties to secure the dock boards, big rocks or ?...…any good ideas?

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delcecchi
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Saw one up Norwegian bay tonight with like 10 basketball size rocks.  

Never had to do anything with my old dock since height was adjustable so got no advice there.

Posted 3 pictures to be sure I got the right place.  Bits are (nearly) free

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CigarGuy

Just got up here. Road construction sucks.....four hour trip took almost 5 hours.  Thanks Del, back end of the boat was out of the water last weekend. Do you guys use zip ties to secure the dock boards, big rocks or ?...…any good ideas?  This was supposed to have been posted last night.  A couple of ratchet straps and I'm golden. Molly the dog is helping me watch my bobber 😀 Two eagles and 5 loons, no fish!!

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BrianF

CigarGuy, cool pic. Looks like a good time/place for a cigar. lol. As far as securing your dock sections, some folks use bailing wire.  That’s what I use. Heading down in a few minutes to secure mine before the next storm takes sections away. Man, the water is high! 

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CigarGuy

Thanks Brian, the ratchet straps worked great.... quick, easy and secured it tight. I bought a bunch of big zip ties that it looks like I'll never use😀.

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Pat McGraw

The guy I bought our place from had an 1/8" cable right down the center of the whole dock. I'll likely move towards a more invisible, section by section approach. However, the full length cable setup has been effective and not as intrusive as one may imagine. Really easy to fasten all the sections at once. May be able to see in the attached

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delcecchi

I think that's a great way to do it.  Probably only takes a minute to put it on or take it off. 

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BigVwalters

Got on a pretty decent bite this weekend.   Lots of quality eating size fish 14-18" mostly,  a few bigger ones.  Fish were in main basin steep drop-offs in 20-30 feet.  Crawlers and leeches were working.  Weather was beautiful all weekend.  Can't wait to come back up in August!   

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Wakemup

Big V, which bays were you primarily targeting? Glad you had a good trip!

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BigVwalters

Wolf Bay/ Niles Bay area.  We were also on the water a bit before sunrise both days which I think helped find more active fish. 

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SkunkedAgain

I'm hopefully going to get a rare chance to fish this coming weekend, having gotten a lot of chores done last weekend. Are crawlers/leeches the go-to right now on lindy's, targeting deep?

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Cliff Wagenbach

Skunked,

Crawlers are my live bait of choice on Lindys right now but I have also been getting a few fish on pike suckers .

Have heard that leeches are also working in some spots.

Cliff

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BigVwalters

Skunked I would start with crawlers. 

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Bigfatbert

Skunkola ,  sounds like you like live bait , and so do I , and I know Cliff does , so I would say Cliff kinda summed it all up by mentioning all three live baits , If it was me , I would have all three aboard , as hour by hour the bite can go from crawlers to leeches to good sized minnows to even tiny minnows, and from one day to the next the walleyes preference can and usually does change on this very unpredictable body of water . Paying close attention to your screen also , as depth also can and usually does change on the Big V.... Don’t get hung up on Lindys as jigs fished with all of the above seem to have there times also , from vertical , to dragging..  If one method slows up ,usually just finding the correct combo usually gets em going again. To many people give up on a spot to prematurely and move on or give up totally when the going starts to get tougher . It does keep you busy by constantly changing up sometimes , but well worth the persistence . If there are two or three in your boat , you and your partners should be able to do the switch ups faster , thus lowering your down time on trying a different presentation , and putting those Vermillion golds in your livewell . In general it’s been pretty darn good out there , good luck to you , get em !!! 

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