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I'm heading to LOTW zipple bay this weekend for walleye and i primarily fish bass. I was hoping somebody could give me advice on what presentation or lure to use on LOTW. I have only fished for walleye a handfull of times so any advice would be appreciated.

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You can never go wrong with a jig and a minnow.<P>

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curt quesnell

Gopher,<P>Right out in front of the "field" there is <BR>a nice school of fish. 2.5 miles almost<BR>straight north of the where the jetty<BR>gets you onto the lake from Zipple Bay.<P>You can drift or troll spinners and that<BR>should get you some fish. Concentrate on<BR>water deeper from 24 to 30 feet. You will<BR>find that drop off since it is fairly fast.<BR>Make sure you are on the bottom, you may<BR>need a couple of ounces of weight even slow<BR>trolling, more than likely an ounce if you<BR>drift.<P>If you have a way to get a crankbait down<BR>to the bottom at those depths it will work<BR>better. <P>Nick, at the Zipple Bay Resort can give you<BR>the skinny from day to day. Best route would be if he had room on a charter boat <BR>for a day.<P>Good Luck <P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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