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Lunker Walleye out of Mary!

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I went to lake Mary this past week and my grandpa pulled out a 28 inch, 8 pound walleye. He was drifting with a nice walleye chop next to Eden Acres 1 with a three hook lindy rig that was yellow with nightcrawlers. Wow is it awesome to see the face of a 65 year old guy with the biggest walleye he's ever gotten. I'll post the picture later, what a fish! He's going to mount it in his new house he's building. The best thing was all 6 of his grand sons, his two sons, and his son in law were all there to watch him catch it. It was quite a week!

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Zasteeg,

Congrats on the Wallhanger! Looking forward to the pics. What a great moment for the family to enjoy.

We were on Mary as well this weekend (Larson Fish & Ski). It is my first time visiting this lake. Your post explains why we missed the big one rumored to be in the lake haha.

My girlfriend and I took my parents on a much needed weekend of fishing. Similar to your post, you could find lots of pan fish, small perch/bass and the occasional northern bite near the weeds. Watch out for the dogfish though. We ate sunnies our first night at the resort.

On Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon we fished for the 'eyes. (wasn't the moonrise awesome?) Today the stiff south wind was just the ticket to push the boat the length of the lake with bottom bouncers and leeches. I'm happy to say we managed to bring back some fillets (2 less than I expeced as one good eater flipped out of the darn net!) We also enjoyed the Bald Eagle soaring over the west shore looking for some snacks.

Since (this weekend) we were not die hard 3am fishermen, it took work to get our 'eyes. We covered deep water over and over again. In deep water we saw some amazingly clear fish arcs near the bottom (like you see in the demo mode on your new finder).

Surprisingly, each time we snagged a fish it wasn't near any clear structure or around observed arcs. One comment: I believe the recent rains have washed a lot of forage into the lake. The shallow water was loaded with minnows every time I walked the docks. By fishing deep, you might get some of the lunkers that are too lazy to head on in for some tasty forage.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. Good luck!

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Sounds like you both had great weekends! Can't wait to see the pic, zasteeg...congrats again!

Hope the bite continues during the waning full moon...(the moonset was awesome sunday morning, too!)

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Thanks all, yes that sunrise was great. The moon was awesome as well. We also saw that bald eagle. We enjoyed watching it through the binoculars while fishing, what a beautiful creature. Yes the walleyes were nice eating size this year. We didn't catch any cigars. Another good place to stay active is over to the right of Sunset Bay. There's a long strip that stays quite calm from the wind block and is a perfect place to troll with lindy rigs with and live bait. We found the dogfish population was down this year. We only caught two in the 10 person group. We were quite surprised. Last year we snagged over 20! Well it was a nice trip, the film is being developed right now so I'll plan on getting the pic up in a week. Have a good day, and good luck fishing to ya!

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