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The best fishing will just be getting going at that time. Last year we made our last trip up on Nov. 17th&18th. In the two days we boated exactly 140 walleyes. Many over 25" and one going 31 1/4". The colder the better and the later the better. We always have great luck when everyone else is beer drinking...I mean deer hunting.

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mattz - water temperature is usually the key. It seems the fishing gets hot when the water temperature hits the upper 50's all the way down to 41-43 degrees. It can last all the way to ice-up which can be from the end of October to the weekend of Thanksgiving. Locations change daily, one day it's Birchdale the next it's Frontier or the airport. I think it depends on how much boat traffic an area has experienced in a day. Weather (wind) is also a factor. With the current slow windy days seem to make the bite more agressive. They are spread out more than usual. With a normal current, you would find them in eddies or in the deep holes, waiting on food to drop in.

Emerald shiners is my choice of bait, although there are some who never use anything but fatheads or rainbows. Emeralds are the natural food source here in the river and LOW.

Bring alot of smaller jigs, ie: 1/4-oz and some 3/8-oz for extremely windy days.

Good Luck!!


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My last trip was Dec 12th last year.
It just keeps gettin better. This was on
the lake but the river should be the
same thing,

Have at em

Curt Quesnell

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