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Will be travelling for the first time to Rush Lake the end of the month. Would appreciate any advise that can be provided. Will be trying for walleyes but am flexible. Thanks in advance for all of your help.

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I'm from Illinois, but I have been to Rush twice. Last time was 2001. I am going first week of August and have the same questions about how to find and catch the walleyes, as this is not my strong area. I can however, give some information about the fish I did catch. The only crappies I caught were on the west side of the lake while trolling or drifting minnows/jigs along weedlines in about 10 ft (also caught rock bass, perch and some northerns there, and a bullhead. All the panfish I caught along the south shore of the lake out away from the reeds were too small; however if you go to the east side of the lake back in the big bay and find weed beds about 10ft deep and fish bobbers with worms or maybe even minnows, you should find excellent bluegill and rock bass, and maybe some perch. There are northerns back in that bay too. The east side of the lake is the only place where I tried for largemouth bass, and one day I did catch a few - if the conditions are right, they are in there. If you are going to have access to a computer by Aug 1 or so, post how you did. Or my email should be available if you click on my profile. Anyone else have a suggestion for late July or early August?

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