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I don't see a bunch of chatter about walleye action on the Big V. I am heading to the East end this weekend and was wondering if anybody has any tips. Time of day/night, depth, bait, etc.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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MT Net

We started out around 11 AM on Saturday. Yes, I know, a very late start. A side trip to Fortune Bay to gas up the boat, (more time spent), and off into the sunrise we traveled to the 7 Sisters area. We worked a transition area, where the rockes meet a soft bottom. Spinners and crawlers worked. Minnows did not. We kept 3 nice sized walleyes for a shoresnack and released about a dozen smaller ones.
By 1PM, hte bite seemed to have quit, not even a strike.

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Cliff Wagenbach

We have been getting quite a few walleyes this week using lindys and crawlers.
Try the mouths of bays in 12 to 26 feet of water.
Also try the deeper mud flats during thr fronts.
Cliff

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garytheguide

like cliff said...not too bad there is even signs of the west end perking up...that would be good considering most of my trips are on that end this week...that guy is the best...speaking of cliff...

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Coop

This is good news. It may just be because I'll be up there this weekend, but sounds like things may be a bit more positive than it has been most of the year.

This is the latest in a year I've been up there. Any luck with slip bobbers towards dusk?

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      I made it out last Sunday and did some searching for walleye. The search didn't produce any walleyes, just northerns and smallies. The water temp on the main lake was 58-59 with the bays being about 5 degrees warmer. The people I have talked to have had similar issues finding the eyes. We missed some fish that left the shiner all chewed up. Most of the fish marked were out in that 18-21 foot range which seemed pretty deep for this early. It could have been Saturday's cold front that pushed them a little deeper though. 
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