• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Guest

Where are the walleyes?

Recommended Posts

Guest

I have been out on the river a few times now fishing around the Hudson area and a little bit north of stillwater and all i have caught are a couple small eyes, some smallies and about 50 sheephead. I have been fishing in about 8-15ft of water. Am i just getting unucky or am i doing something wrong?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hunt4food

I suspect it could be either smile.gif I have had best luck with slow lindy rigs for the Sauger and Walleyes. Your depths should be fine. I also focus on areas where there is a substantial variation in depths. I have had to work pretty hard myself for them lately and can attest to the abundance of rough fish. I jigged one spot for about 30 minutes and must have gotten my hook cleaned about 15 times before I finally hooked a sheephead. I never did catch an eye there. Try a new jointed rattling shad rap in 8-10 feet of water. The real problem with fishing advise is the fact that what worked yesterday might not work tomorrow. If I had more time to get out, I could probably help you more. I fertilized my lawn too much this spring and am now becoming a slave to it. Good luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crappie getter

crappiehunter,
The walleye bite has slowed somewhat.The fish seem to be more scattered.I agree with hunt4food check out the new jointed shad raps they have great action.The #5 works very well I have some buddy's that lead line alot and they are still catching fish but are covering alot of water.The best bite has been low light periods.(morning,evening, and cloudy windy days.)In low light fish 6-15' with a bright sky and/or boat traffic fish 15-25'.The fish are starting to move a little deeper and on to summer spots.Try rock/gravel areas next to deep drops.Remember that sheaphead will hang with walleyes they like to eat minnows to.If the rough fish are stacked in a spot there must be alot of baitfish in that area and that will attract walleyes.Focus on the prime times.Good luck and keep us up to date on the sheaphead!!!!I'm sure they are a delicacy somewhere.

chris arndt

------------------
Chris's Croix Guide Service
http://fishingminnesota.com/stcroixguide/
(651) 458-1899
arndts@tcq.net
St. Croix River

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Oh yes, I too can attest to the over abundance of roughies. However, if you stay with large cranks and stay on a good steep drop, you can still have success. If have moved my operations a little north of Hudson, but in deeper water. 17-23. Seems to be the ticket right now. Even found some saugers in that region, though on the later of the depth... Shad color and crayfish have been the hot ones for me. Seems to be the case with the time of day. The late morn and afternoon hours have been tough, so work the lowlights hard.

If your out and not having luck. Go over to the SE end of the Hudson bridge. The carp and buffalo are just piled up there! Throw a couple of worms in away from the boulder turn there that leads into the bay. I pulled a 13,15,17 lbers out in a little less that an hour!! plus a bunch in the 2-6 lb. range. You are going to get some sheephead so bring enough worms. They should be there for a bit longer I would think..

This was on Sunday that I went.

------------------
~~~~~~~~~~~
/
<The Sucka{
\

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hunt4food

Caught a couple nice 17 and 18 inchers tonight in 15' of water trolling perch jointed ratling shad raps. Picked up some crappies too. Only 1 smallmouth bass tonight. I was surprised by that. I had been catching them in the shallows by the hoards and tonight those same spots did not produce. The pleasure boats were out pretty strong and I even saw a pontoon boat full of women showing off their tanlines! A good night it was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Sat, I got on the water around 2:00 in the afternoon. Put in at William O'Brian and by 7:00pm and got 2 Northerns, 2 Cats, and 19 Walleye,11 of witch were 15" to 20".( good day) Went to Prescott on Sunday after 4. Waited out the storms and got 3 Sauger.(not Bad).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • gunner55
      We drive by the stripping station on Cutfoot weekly & try to keep people up on that too. I think it may be a bit later here, will check it out tomorrow
    • Darrell Larson
      Have a couple spots that are 10' open, I live on north side of Pike Bay, large rocks along shoreline helps heat water. Hard to see the ice condition on the Bay as there is a lot of slush on top, once that melts and the warm sun hits the ice it will go quick. Our new Chesapeake pup discovered she lives on a lake yesterday.
    • ZachD
      Its that time of year again pick up your heart guard and your flea and tick.  
    • Smoker2
      Where are you located?
    • eyeguy 54
      Time to get the yak ready. Might need to paddle a couple spots on the sippi soon. 
    • mrpike1973
      Nice Crappie!
    • Rick G
      Eyeguy and I made it out one last time yesterday. Access points are getting pretty bad in our area. Was finding roughly 2ft of  very chunky ice in the places we drilled holes. With the warm weather and bright sunahine we had, I'm guessing we lost a few inches through the day Fishing wasn't exactly fast and furious, we did get our fish... but really had to work for the quality.  The area we ended up finding our fish was a shallow 6-10ft dark bottom flat, close to where they will move come ice out.   It soon became apparent the fish we were targeting were almost swiming with their back right against the bottom of the ice, infact my two best crappies hit while my bait was only inches below my hole.  Baits we found better success with were the Northland slugbug and The Impulse Mayflies in bright colors. Jig size didn't seem to matter much due to the depth we were fishing. As I am typing this, my thoughts are already turning toward warmer days spent chasing smallies on the river. The boat and yak are soon to be ready, rods will be strung and so on. It was one heck of a long winter.... fished with some real good people from this site I had more good days than bad, got some monster fish locally... for these things I'm truly blesaed.... like I said,It's been a long winter....I'm glad it's over Pic is of my last big ice crappie for the season  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I will certainly keep you informed about the progress of the hatchery. I expect to see the nets and traps go in within the next two to three days. The run should be very strong as the fish are already moving into Pike Bay strongly. Cliff
    • Bigfatbert
      Thanks Cliff for your Pike River deteriorating ice reports and pics . I. Really want to show my wife the hatchery when the action is really happening this year , I would assume you will be right on that when this happens , is there any way that you can give a shout out on here as to just when this scenario is happening up there . With the warmer temps being quite steady now , I would think the run will be rather strong this year when things get going ..  
    • biff