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How did everyone do on Buffalo this weekend? I caught a few eyes pulling a leech on a bare red hook across the bottom. A lot of northerns. Landed five of them and got bit off 3 more times. The bass were really agressive in between 7-8 both days. Biggest being a little over 5 pounds I would guess. Any success during the night? I was thinking of trying it this weekend. Any reports?

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We were out there Saturday morning/afternoon with 150 other boats. Two of us boated six wallys - kept 5 - threw back a 25" (and lost two more). All were caught in 14-16 FOW drifting with a jig and minnow. It was slow to say the least. We also caught a few northerns and bass. My buddy's boat landed one wally along with northerns and bass.

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I moved to buffalo a year ago. This year I got to do more fishing. I have done very well but, I also have been biten off dozens of times. After talking to several locals I learned the locals only keep the walleyes. Releasing all the pike they catch. No wonder I lost so many rigs. I have caught several pike and kept some of 3-5 pounders. If someone is looking for pike haaven this is it.

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Was out on Buffalo last Wed. and Saturday. Caught a little of everything walleyes, northerns, bass,and sunnies. Including a nice 25" walleye. Gotta love a lake where you can catch any species in one spot. Kept a 17" and 18" eye for a meal, otherwise everything is still swimming. Lots of boats out there, even on Sunday when the monsoon came. I have to agree with jim, was bit off four times Saturday by those toothy critters. Going to try and get out tomorrow if I don't have to work.

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Frank did you make it out today?
It must have been my awsome boat control that landed that 25 incher. Are you going out this weekend? I think we are going to Alexandria.

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