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PSU

Heading up Wednesday. For non-leadcore fisherman (walleyes) has it fully transitioned to a minnow bite or or some of you still using crawlers?

 

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Tominator692

It’s been jig-minnow for me. Boated 32 walleye today. Lots of nice fish up to 17”. But no slot fish. Caught everything in 22’ to 30’. East end. 

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Raven77

Beautiful fish!  What did he catch it on?

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BrianF

^^^caught on a swimbait

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StillFishin'

Nice!  Swim bait - is that a biggish plastic on a heavyish gig  and casting towards shore?  East end? Now deep?  Evening I bet.

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Pat McGraw

Anyone have a current water temp report? Thx.

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Spearing Machine

Mid fifties on main lake and continuing to fall. I suspect by weekend we'll be right around fifty. 

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Pat McGraw

Thank you Spearing Machine.

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CFD200

Nice catches.  What depths were working for you?

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JerkinLips
4 hours ago, CFD200 said:

Nice catches.  What depths were working for you?

13-15 FOW.  Tried slightly shallower and deeper with no success.

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CigarGuy

We got into the crappies today on the west end. Buddy and I probably caught 30ish total and 3 walleyes that were under 10" long. Took us 6 hours of straight fishing, a little chilly, but fun!  I'd post some pics, but last time I did, someone sent me a negative pm for keeping some fish.

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CFD200
9 hours ago, JerkinLips said:

13-15 FOW.  Tried slightly shallower and deeper with no success.

Thanks. Caught a 16” off the dock just as I got to the cabin in 6’. I will try to find them in the rain tomorrow.

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delcecchi
16 hours ago, CigarGuy said:

We got into the crappies today on the west end. Buddy and I probably caught 30ish total and 3 walleyes that were under 10" long. Took us 6 hours of straight fishing, a little chilly, but fun!  I'd post some pics, but last time I did, someone sent me a negative pm for keeping some fish.

Out the person, post the stupid pm.  Let the light shine on them.

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outdoor1

Wow!  Those are nice!!!!!!!!!!

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JV Ham Lake

We closed the cabin yesterday for another year.  The forecast for next weekend just looked too cold!  We decided to sell our Tracker and look for a new boat this fall/winter.  Anyone have opinions on a Lund Crossover 18 1/2' versus a Crestliner 1850 Super Hawk?  

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mbeyer

I helped close the cabin, too, last weekend. Some tough weather , wind, rain, cold. But we did have a few windows of opportunity and caught fish near reefs/rock piles in Big Bay.......25 ft of water. Nice fish....

 

Tried some proven spring spots north of Pine Island in 10-15 ft of water with limited success. Also, fished the Dells area and saw BIG bait balls and fish but did not get them to bite.  30 ft of water. There was fish there......

 

52 degrees of water when we left on Sunday.

 

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12 hours ago, JV Ham Lake said:

We closed the cabin yesterday for another year.  The forecast for next weekend just looked too cold!  We decided to sell our Tracker and look for a new boat this fall/winter.  Anyone have opinions on a Lund Crossover 18 1/2' versus a Crestliner 1850 Super Hawk?  

 

Both are good boats. I think the Lunds fit and finish are better than Crestliner. But you pay for it. I'd consider the Alumacraft Trophy 185 as well. IMHO, a better boat for the money than either of those.

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Cigar Guy, Were the crappies in the weeds or open water?

 

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CigarGuy

Both, caught more along shorelines. When the sun came out for any length of time, bite slowed way down. Good thing the weather sux most of the time!

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outdoor1

Caught a limit of nice 14”-15” fish (walleye) on Wednesday. Pulling lead core on big bay. 20 to 25 feet #5 rap at 2 mph. Took all afternoon but nice fish. 

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CigarGuy

We were out from around 11 to 430. I was looking for u, caught them in the same areas we're always working. We left when it really started to downpour. We were using a "Bob" rig😀. We'll be up Thursday night, boat is pulled, might not get it out. Only wknd to winterize it before deer season.

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muskie-mike

Wish I could find some crappies in the Fectos pt area...

 

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