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CrawlerKing

I need some help!!! I will be fishing on Rush Lake Memorial Day Weekend. I've never been on this lake before. I want to fish walleyes in the morning and take my 7 year old daughter out in the afternoon to catch whatever is biting. Any suggestions?

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Paul Rohweller

Got a good locator? Leeches and shiners on a lindy type rig will put fish in the boat there at that time if you can put the fish under the boat. Look for active fish in the 16 to 20 foot depth range along developing weedlines. Clouds of baitfish on the locator are a good indicator that your on the right track. I would start west of where the river runs into the lake.. Happy hunting!! Paul

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CrawlerKing

Thanks for the advice Paul. I do have a good locator...Can I pull a crawler on a live bait rig or are there too many panfish and perch to make this presentation effective?

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Patio

There are lots of reeds around Rush that panfish should be using then. I like the deeper reeds, 4-6ft. You'll also get bass, rockies, pike and the occasional walleye. The reeds are difficult to fish though for kids, especially in the wind. Try the light wire hooks/jigs with 8lbs line. The kids can really have some fun when the panfish are hitting.
Good Luck

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Paul Rohweller

Crawlers will work too but like it was said, the perch and panfish will take advantage! Best to have all three baits along, some days especially that time of the year ya just never know..

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