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Well things went pretty bad on the pond this weekend for me. The last 2 outing for have not went well. Including Saturday night when night fishing did not produce one fish for our boat. I tried all the reliable spots and moved around a lot, still nothing. Also talked to 3 other boats with no action. I am convinced the bite has really slowed back down. For those who are interested in day fishing, I did see a guy catch a couple of walleye during the day anchored up at Indain pt he said bite had been pretty decent on a bobber all day. He was fishing right on top of the shelf with minnow. Ice up was not yet a problem at the landings I saw. Good luck. Sorry the news wasn't more optimistic.

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Mykal

Thanks for keeping us diehards posted. Boy that's weird, wasn't Saturday Mostly Sunny or was it cloudy up there? The pattern we have picked up as of late is if it's cloudy the fish are biting more towards the day.
The temps are supposted to stabilize and warm abit. Hopefully that will spark a little action. We plan on going on Saturday afternoon/evening.

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Houseboat

Fishing Sat. night was slow for me also. We boated a 24" Eye, a low 40's Muskie and had another fish shake off. All for about 7 hrs. worth of fishing.

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Alphid

I was out last night from about 4:30 to 9:00. We caught 5 fish and had a couple shake us loose. The sizes were 15, 16, (2) 22, 25. The 22 and 25 were very fat and hit the bait extremely well. Weird though because we struggled to get other hits. It was tough with the wind and the waves. We had most of our luck going directly into the wind and occasionally kicking the boat out of gear. When we were moving it was at a turtle's pace. It seemed that the fish that we saw on the flasher and caught were on the flat and were between rocks and softer bottom. It was tough however and cold. I am wondering if the fishing has slowed because of the nonexistent moon? Any Thoughts??
The landing wasn't bad in regards to ice.
Planning on going out again this week if the weather cooperates.
Glad to know that everyone is struggling like myself. Thanks for the updates.

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On Sunday evening Night
4 to 8 boat 9 to 1Am Shore
Nothing in the boat out of Casino Public
Went over to Eddy's and Fished from Shore.
1 on Minnow and floating Jig head 19"
6 on Husky Jerk (Fat 20-23")

On Monday
Indian Pt. (casino Public) 4 to 10Pm
Forgot my minnows, darn it
Dog got so cold on the way out, had to bring him all the way back. Finially got to trolling at dusk.
1 Tullibee
1 Very Fat 25"
1 Miss of a fish that felt bigger than 25", chock this miss up to bad boat control.
I didn't have a electric trolling motor on the boat, which I think would have helped a lot. The fish were on top. Had it not been below freezing I would have parked and cast.

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Alphid

I am planning on heading up this Friday. I heard that the weather is suppose to get warmer. That should be a change. I will be fishing around The Indian Point area and alunching out norht of the casino. Any one else thinking about getting out?

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Houseboat

I won't be able to make it this weekend. Deer hunting you know. I might try next week if the weather holds.

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Mykal

Alphid, We will be going up on Saturday, same area. Black Lund Angler SS if your there on Saturday afternoon/evening.

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Alphid

Mykal,
Are you planning on fishing out around Indian Point? If so let me know and I can give you some specifics that I have been doing to boat some fish. Any help that you have found successful let me know always can learn more. I am wondering if Anchoring and jig or bobber fishing would be successful to get these fish to bite. This weekend weather looks awesome. Houseboat maybe you should reconsider and go out Friday. LOL

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Houseboat

Alphid,
Thanks for thinking of me, but I have to trailer up the 4-wheeler and camper for hunting. Then it's nice to catch up with the guys I hunt with on Friday night also. I'd like to be in two places at once. There should be more time for fishing after hunting.

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Mykal

Alphid, Indian Point is plan A. I have another good locale on the south side that has been working if Indian Point isn't going. I plan on bringing a bucket of minnows as a backup to trolling. Last year I would leadcore around the point in 25 feet and get a few during the day then move up on top at dusk. This year? Seems like they are right on top or right near shore. Any specifics would be very appreciated. [email protected]
Thanks.

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Alphid

Bigeyes and Basspastor,
Are either of you two going to be out this weekend? Suppose to be in the 50's this weekend!!
Just wondering.

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WallEYES

Try fishing deeper with bobbers, some of the tullibees were spawning on the various rock reefs and chasing the walleyes out to deeper water. If shallow water cranks are not working move out to 15-20 feet of water from the reef or flat and use a slip b. and a minnow.

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Cyberfish

Alphid, I just talked to BassPastor, the minister of Micropterusis out on Indian point catchin' a whole lotta nothin right now in my boat. he did manage to get lucky and hook a rock bass, so hes only half skunked. I bet he will stay out all night,so who knows, mabye he will get on those fish yet. I just hope my boat doesnt lose too many more parts tongue.gif Im gonna fish the St Croix this weekend, but in two weeks I hope to get out to the Big Pond for the full moon feeding frenzy!

Cyb ><>

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FishTracker

I was at Indian Pt yesterday afternoon till right before sunset, not one hit either trolling, jigging or casting. I hope the guys I saw out there had better luck. Put my boat away for the winter last night. Can't wait for the ice buildup on the lakes.

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catchin'whopper

Alphid any luck over the weekend? curious about the bite, got stuck in Los Angeles this past week and weekend, so i missed out on the warmer weather back home. Would like to try to get out one more time.

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Mykal

I was out on Indian Point for awhile Saturday. Nothing on the point but I did get several after dark on the shorelines trolling SLOW. Saw tulipees shallow on the rocks so I assume thats why Indian Point isn't producing right now. There are still biting fish out there, but most guys I saw were trolling too fast. The water temp was 38.7 degrees.
Alphid, did you get out on Friday?

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Alphid

I got out on Friday and it was a great night to be out. The weather was the main reason, being able to fish without gloves was a huge plus. We ended up boating 10-12 fish. The fish seemed to be grouping together considering that when we got one we would hit a couple. But, after a couple the fishing was slow for some long periods but then bang, you would get a couple more. The sizes of our fish weren't the biggest this time. The biggest was about 25-27 inches but it wasn't fat like the week prior. We also got some nice eaters, which was good for the stomach.
What we were doing was trolling slow. Like Mykal was saying we were going slow. There were other boats that were out there also but I thought that most people were moving a bit too fast but if they caught fish then I mistaken but the only pace that worked for me was crawling along. Sometimes we kicked the boat out of gear and just let the bait sit there. One of the things that we made sure was working properly were our baits. Prior to starting fishing we testing the husky jerks to see the action and if they truly were suspending. One of the baits that is fairly new actually sank so we switched to another one that suspended. I think that this played a role in catching some more fish. Because I feel the bait looks more life like sitting there in the water after a rod sweep than sinking. But that just me. We tried other colors but the FireTiger was the choice. We also switched sizes but the #12 was the choice too.
We basically fished in front of the access north of the casino and on the point. Most of our fish were coming by the access. The wind picked up when we went to the point and we got tossed pretty good so we went back to where we started. There seems to be more weeds that in previous weeks by the access because our baits were getting snagged more often.
Hoping to get out this week a couple times. With the moon becoming full and the temps staying up fishing might just pick up. Well, I'll hope.

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bigeyes

Alphid, I might be up for Nov. full moon, but my boat is winterized, so will have to use buddies, other than that I am done until hardwater. The reports I have been hearing is a slow bite and not many big fish 28+ the last few weeks. Good luck though. There are still fish to be caught.

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Cyberfish

Alphid, Me, Bassputz, GEMEYE GUY and others are planing to fish the night of Friday the 22nd. Hopefully it will be warm and clear sky for a good moonlight bite. I'm not asking for much, eh? wink.gif

Cyb ><>

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Mykal

Alphid, this week looks cold, I suspect ice will be forming around the edges and bays again by the weekend. Still want to go out let me know. Sunday looks like it might be the better night. The following week looks to warm up again. Full moon is coming up. If it warms up like they say I will be there. Can't wait for the ice, but were still catching fish so why not 'ey?

[This message has been edited by Mykal (edited 11-12-2002).]

[This message has been edited by Mykal (edited 11-13-2002).]

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Alphid

mykal,
I am thinking about heading out durning this week also. Call me crazy but my brother, Catchin' wants to go out. I am thinking that Thursday we will try and get out and then I would be up for going on Sunday.
Last night it would have been a nice night, open sky and a nice moon. Hopefully the weather will get a little warmer.
Talk with you soon.
A

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Alphid

Bigeyes, Basspaster, Cyberfish, HouseBoat, etc.
Anyone else thinking about hitting the lake soon?
The weather is getting cold but this is the times when you can really catch the trophy fish for yourself, if you don't freeze!

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Lets see
11/8 4-11PM Trolled Indian Skunked though marking lots of fish. Went to Eddy's and got two from Shore (16"/27") Probably would have cleaned up at Eddy's had I gotten off the lake sooner. By the time I got their the wind was really whipping, when it had been just perfect for the previous 3 hours.

11/9 Afternoon Indian Point Calm Cloudy
2 Eye's (26/27) On countdown Clown Rap

11/11 Started at Dusk Indian Pt. Nothing. started trolling back to access and then the moon came out. Decided to head back to point for a pass out and back in. On the way back in finially got a strike. Much to my surprize it was no walleye, but my 1st ever MilleLacSKI. As that I was alone, landing the dude was a chore. I didn't measure as that I had her out of the water long enough while trying to get out of the net. I would guess at 36 to 38 inches and between 16-18 pounds. Had a small head with disproportionately huge body. Took several pics. Including of my bloody fingers from teeth/ gills???

Then on my way back in I nabbed Eye's until the moon retreated including my new personal best 28" surely it was 8plus maybe even 9lbs. Let her go. Diddn't get the 30" I was looking for. If there is a moon, I'll be there next weekend, If Cyb lets me. Was out till around mid night.

Then went to Eddy's on my way in. Had a couple of Eyes follow lures in but not strike.

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Got them using a biggest size floating rap Baby Bass??? with a heavy split shot. Sweep and pause on a slow troll. If I was hitting rock occasionally I got fish. Also was seeing lots on electronics.

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