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Dahitman44

We have been catching one to two walleyes per trip based five hours fishing and three people. We have hit both midtown and the toll bridge (MN side) and have caught a just couple of little ones.

We have used both lindy rigs and twister tails -- they both seem to work about the same.

It is hard to keep those **** golden eyes off our hooks. Golden eye, skipjacks, flap jacks whatever they are called. What in the heck are they anyway? What species are ... They look like a cross between a tullibe and a trout.

Pretty slow with the walleyes.

Anybody else get any?

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Scoot

Goldeyes! Pesky for walleye fisherman, great for catfish chasers.
I'd suggest that if you aren't going great at the mid-town or the north dams, move to greener pastures. Fish are still around their spring haunts, but not for long. I suspect now that they've spawned they'll back away from their traditional spring spots pretty quickly- especially with some warmer weather coming next week. Try the tribs maybe. I've done better this year on the tribs than on the Red. The Red looked promising early, but then the water dropped a lot and in a hurry and the fish moved off the dams quickly.
Good luck!

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