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Hay all,I' hedding to the big pond tomarrow (fri) and i was just checking ot see if any on is still getting any shallow water eye's?Cause i only have a 14 foot boat with a 20 on it so i don't like to go out that far (mile or so) and i know the fish are almost every where this year but i just wanted to check how you all were doing and a genral area that might be worth fishing...THANKS ALL....

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If the wind is out of the north, we did real well just going out of that public access east of garrison "wealth-something-or-other" we went out just past the first drop into 20-25' and caught fish everywhere drifting with 6 foot snells and leaches right off the bottom. After 8 at night we did better in shallower water 8-12' off the rocks closer to garrison. We had a 16' bass boat with a 35 merc and had no problems... any size boat would have been fine... but that was sunday evening and the wind was relatively light.

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Thanks for the info.i've been out about 5 times and have done really good every time but i was fishing shallow when most of the other boats were fishing deep 20'-25'.Most of the fish that we hav gotten have been in between 18'-11' of water and we have even picked up a few 28" fish but most of them seem to be between 19"-25" rang which to me is fine because i relase 85-95% of my fish.

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The spot analyzer mentioned is as good of spot as any for a small boat. It is fairly protected from all sides, except the South. You will get fish there are and there will be other boats in the area.

That is good you release 85-95% of your fish because on Mille Lacs you have to!! grin.gif
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