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Barefoot

Tried posting this in the Ely forum with no luck.  Thought I'd try my local group.  

 

Heading to Burntside with the family for the 2nd week of June.  I will have the boat with.  Anyone have any tips on Walleye that time of year.  I have never fished that area before. 

 

Not looking for places to fish just general lake info and patterns for late spring walleye.  Thank You!!


 

 

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smurfy

never been to the lake but hear alot about it. they fish that in the winter alot for lake trout. when yo get there, there's a bait shop called the great outdoors....the owner fishes it alot. he should be able to help.

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Barefoot

Thanks!!

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Borch

I would agree the great outdoors is a good starting point.  I've only fished it for lake trout in the winter.  Although I hear it's got a good eye population.  Sure is a pretty place to fish...

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JBMasterAngler

All the walleye reports I've ever heard about this lake have been, night fishing! night fishing! night fishing! Lot's of awesome structure, but water is gin clear.

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Barefoot

Thanks for the info!  

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smurfy
On ‎5‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 10:39 AM, JBMasterAngler said:

All the walleye reports I've ever heard about this lake have been, night fishing! night fishing! night fishing! Lot's of awesome structure, but water is gin clear.

that is of course, unless you'd had to much gin!!!!!!!!!!:P:grin:

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Wanderer

Fishing Burntside can be a love/hate relationship, so don't get too discouraged if you don't get on something right away.  Also, it's typically not a numbers game, but when you get something you're usually pretty darn happy with the size.

 

Keep your baits away from the boat is my best advice.  Fish can be at almost any depth, out there especially.  I don't normally fish walleye out there but from what I've heard, subtle presentations are best.

 

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monstermoose78

If you can bring your boat to shagawa which is close my friends up there are doing very well on eyes lots of small ones but pletty of eaters. Burntside is a not the easiest walleye lake but it is a night bite. If you like pout you can get some all summer long there. I like to fish near the little finger bays that have mud bottoms. 

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    • Borch
      It usually pays off finding your own fish.   Nice report.
    • Borch
      Welcome to the forum.  Lots of good options already given.  Have some fun!
    • ozzie
      The fish are out there and they go hot and cold on the bite but they are catchable!  Anytime you can get the kids out fishing is worth it in my opinion!  Take them up and wet a line is about the only way you will find out if they can catch anything or not.  The main thing to look for before going to Red is the week leading up to the date you plan on fishing is to watch the wind speed and direction.  If blowing from the west for a few days the water stirs up and gets hard to fish. 
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      Welcome TheEyesofanAngler! A ton of good bass lakes around the area.  For numbers of 2 to 4 lb bass, the eastern Todd County lakes near Burtrum and NW Morrison county are hard to beat as well.
    • Wanderer
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    • YellowFinRed
      Have only been out a couple of times now but did get a 5.5 lb walleye my first 10 minutes out in 16 feet of water. Lots of fish in the 16-20 feet range. No jumping in the boat but catching fish on the mid lake areas. I'll be darned if I'll sit under a bridge with other boats when you can catch fish out on the lake without others boaters around.
    • Gillraker
      Any reports from Buffalo?  I would imagine that they are doing OK right out in front of the marina/beach.  Anybody?
    • DonkeyHodey
      agree with gimruis.  look to the river. Your chances of catching a 3# bass or better are exponentially better on the river.  (There's a reason SC/mississippi was chosen for the Gov's opener last year--the Mississippi around here is really a world class smallmouth fishery.)  (most river rats will tell you that you can essentially catch smallies any time of year and often as by-catch while targeting other species.)  Below the SC dam is pretty much catch and release only (all 12-20 inchers must be released) but it's quite loaded with big smallies! (and lots of good shore areas on public land)  Just be prepared to lose a few lures on snags... Frankly, If you want to stick to lakes, I think you can pretty much pick a lake in a 30 mile radius...--most produce bass in good quantity, it's just years may vary in terms of sizes.  Clearwater is good.  Consider Bass lake adjacent to it.  (...it's not just a clever name.)
    • Wanderer
      Haha!  Based on our conversation at the truck I’m going to edit that comment a teeny bit!  Cuz I know both of us had a workout.  I was still sore yesterday but it was a good sore. 😎
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