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Are you guys still catching cats or are you so quiet because you've run into that mother lode of walleyes?

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We are hididng out in shame! grin.gifThe walleye bite has been tough this year.Dark and I fished below the Granite falls dam on sunday.We caught a lot of walleyes,but we were lucky if they went 4 to a lb.Just before dark we did get into some decent fish but it only lasted about half an hour.Dark got one that went 22" and I got one that was 21 and a couple eater size.This spot should have been producing lots of nice eyes.
Tonite I fished the Chaska creek mouth on my way home from work and picked up only one white bass.Maybee I will hit that spot on the way to work in the morning.
This weekend I believe we may try the St.Peter area.I will also be checking my favorite haunts close to home.(Shakopee to Jordan area)
Ever in search of a hot bite!

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Drew

Hey fishhead, do you ever fish the riv north- west of Belle Plaine? It's the area north of the sewage ponds. Sharp bend with what looks almost like a natural wing dam. I haven't fished it (open water) for at least 5 years but I usually get down there a couple times during the winter (except for last year, we couldn't get on) and do pretty good.

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I don't think I have fished that area.Maybee I should check it out.I have yet to ice fish the river(bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to ice and rivers)but I may be giving it a try this year if Dark will hold my hand grin.gif
Got any tips and tactics for fishing it through the ice?

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Well I just don't know.A full moon,water temps just right,the right jig a location that has produce many walleys in past years.Still the shallow water bite has not been what it should be.This weekend I am going to pound that water untill she gives up those walleyes.It personal now!!

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DARK30

WALLEYES?...WHERE! GEEZ, I HOPE WE CAN SAVE SOME FACE PRETTY SOON! MAYBE WE SHOULD BE LOOKIN FOR CATS STILL?
WELL FISHHEAD, WHAT SHOULD WE DO THIS WEEKEND? SHOULD WE GO DOWN RIVER THIS TIME? THE RAMP UNDER 35W IS A SWEETIE AND I KNOW SOME CREEKS IN THAT AREA. I WONDER IF ANYTHING COULD BE HAPPENING AROUND THE BLACK DOG POWER PLANT OUTLETS? OR MAYBE THE FORD DAM?
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE A JOB NOW AGAIN! I TOOK ALL THAT TIME FOR GRANTED AND NOW I HAVE TO FIND TIME TO GO! ITS NOT POSSIBLE TO LEAVE CHASKA AT 4:00 AND GET VERY FAR BEFORE DARK...THIS IS STARTING TO SCARE ME!
WET NETS!

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I also had the luxury of being a mister mom about 15 years ago.It lasted a little more than a summer.I went fishing with my daughter every day on Lake Riley.Work has a way of interfearing with a guys lifestyle!
Any way give me a call in the morning when you have had your coffee.I might walk down at sun up to make a few casts from shore.Down river sounds good.They must be down there we have checked every where else!

Has anyone else been fishing the MN?Would be nice to know that you are not having any luck either smile.gif

[This message has been edited by fishhead (edited 11-02-2001).]

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Jim W

FIshhead and Dark30,

If you get the opportunity and your jonesing for some walleyes, I really got into them last night on the Vermillion river near HAstings! My buddy had a real sow on that he lost. He's only been walleye fihsing once or twice, drag to tight etc etc. The largest we ended up with was a 4 pounder!
There was a little feeder coming in with a tonof baitfish getting smashed by the walldogs!
We were pulling them out of up to a foot of water!!!!
JIm W

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Jim W

I see, that's how it works eh? I go out, search and destroy for walldogs, start catching them, give you an in on a great bite, then you tell me you have already been catching them? HMMMMMMMMMMM? (just joshin')

Sure is fun fishing for walldads with this fine weather eh?

Jim W

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DARK30

HEY JIMW! GLAD TO HEAR YOU GOT INTO SOME! I WISH WE COULD HAVE DELIVERED FOR YA BUT ITS SO HIT N MISS AROUND HERE.

HOW WERE YOU FOOLIN UM?
WET NETS!

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Hey Jim thanks for the info.Actually we have started to get some around home.Well saugers anyway.Two days in a row now we have had good luck.I guess sometimes a guy just needs to be patient.I have the afternoon off so I am going out to see if I can make it 3 days of good luck.

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No need to apologize!! The daddios were concentrated at the mouth of an in-flow from a backwater lake! Minnows and baitfish galore, being chased, running for their lives. We were pitching 1/16 oz. jigs tipped with a fathead into very shallow water at low light!
So shallow that when you missed a fish, you would have to dodge your jig as it came flying out of the water!
I would let the jig make contact with the bottom, reel in my slack, then slowly lift my rod tip! I would repeat this all of the way back to the canoe! They would grab it, usually on the first or second lift of my rod!
The weekend earlier, all we caught were cigars! We were using 1/8 oz jigs.
However, there was a lot more fish activity near shore and the surface this time!
I'm hoping to get back there next weekend!!

What a blast! We were all by ourselves as well!

Keep the rods bendin'!!!

Jim W

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