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Twin/Sylvia Walleyes


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I made my first trip to this area last weekend. Beautiful bodies of water, however no walleye. Fished the western bars of twin close to the channel and a bit in Sylvia. Caught and released a lot of fish which was great, however no walleye. Was fishing 14-18 feet with leeches and worms.

Any help? Thank you

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Hey PSU, try heading a little bit south. When you get near the island go to the south side of it and fish the rock shelf that comes off of it. There you will find the eyes!
The lake is a beautiful lake and is mainly the only lake I fish in the area. Weekends get real busy with the jet ski's and waterskiers though. Where are you from? How often do you get to fish the area?

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I am from Lancaster, PA and have been up here for about five years. MN is beautiful and so is this lake. Love to hear the loons in the am. Which island are you referencing? Again, I fished the bar in Twin close to the channel and also the bar in Sylvia to the right after the channel.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Are you referencing the island out from the public landing? The south side of that island? Also, any idea on depth? Thanks so much!

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D Man, Clayton? Any help. Any idea where to find a walleye on these beautiful lakes? WAs fishing from 6 - 12 this morning south of the island 10-20 feet in Twin and the humps by the channels....lots of Norhterns, bass, sunnies, etc.....but no walleys. Was fishing with leeches and fatheads.

Any help would be appreciated!

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I'm not ignoring you, I just can't give you first-hand info. I have not fished Sylvia in years -- and, guys I know who live there spend more time on Clearwater when looking for walleyes.

Sylvia is a fine lake (or part of two lakes, depending on your argument), But we'll need to get someone else to help you.

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My suggestion would be to fish when the sun don't shine longling rapala's along some of Sylvia's shoreline. You will still catch lots of bass, but you will catch eyes too. The problem with daytime fishing is they are deep and mostly inactive. Live bait scenario, but as you have noticed. The bass and sunnies will get your bait way before an eye will. I also do not think these lakes have been as heavily stocked in the last few years as they had been in the past. Still I very rarely ever caught an eye during the daylight. Of coarse I was fishing for bass during the day. Good Luck.

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Not a lot of walleyes, but I've caught some nice ones from time to time. Try the "saddle" between the reed bed and the point west of there on Sylvia.

At night the flats and the underwater point on Twin just south of the channel will give up some nice fish to a trolled Shad Rap or Wally Diver.

Hans


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Is the water level high on these lakes as well? Is the public landing accessable? Any help on very early to mid morning walleyes would be appreciated, or is night the only time? My 4 y. old and I may go Sat. am., sure would be a thrill to see him release a walleye.

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