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hey! opener is almost here any one got any sugestions for where to go for walleys on the whitefish chain? what is your favorite live bait or lure setup?

thanks a ton!

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We use lots of spot-tail shiners the first couple of weeks of the season. Lindy Rigs or Jigs tipped with minnows always produce decent results. Trolling rapalas is also a good choice. Let the wind didctate where you are going to fish. Wind plays a big factor in the spring.

Jason Erlandson

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You know you're a redneck when you don't know how to spell walleye!! Just giving you some crud!! I would try shiners also, but a redtail or creekchub might be a lethal bet also. Looks like we are going to have a fair amount of north winds before opener, so check out the area on the big lake side of Lower Hay.

Good luck Redneck,

Walleyedan

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Just look for a Pro V, a Ranger or any other guide boat. That is all you need to know when fishing in Brainerd. They will be about 500 of them out on the water.

Good luck everybody!

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thanks for the info hope to see you out there

ps: i spelt it wrong just for something different but i can be a redneck some times

good luck!

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It's those 14 and 16 footers I would be watching for, they know where there at!! Your right Bracket, everyone has a guide boat these days. I remember when there were only a handfull, and I certainly wasn't one of them. Times are a changin!! What's next a Super Target? Yep, you guessed it!!

Later,

Walleyedan

p.s. Go Twins!! I just called the Jones homer!! And I called it to center field too!!

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WalleyeDan was right, watch the wind and go from there. I sure wish I was going to be out. I will be looking out the window...

I will be out Monday night doing the evening trolling pattern. This is the best time of year. We go really shallow and don't have to battle weeds. I love it!

Good look all.....leave some for me ; )

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Hey Walleye Dan, If you called the homer, I'm following you this weekend. Last year I was the cheddarhead with the old crestliner, this year it will be the unidentified red lund with lots of canvas. See you near the hayfields. Boz cool.gif

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I think jumbo leeches from S&W is the trick, pitch and flip a leech on a green northland fireball jig or a weedless vegie jig in newly developing weedlines. go slow and bang the jig off the bottom.. pretend your bass fishing except slow the presentation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if the jumbo leeches don't work try redtails, chubs, or spotted tails like the boyz said above.. watch your fish sonar, find warm water, hire a guide wallidan, or just look for the group of boats out there with your binoculars, look for the guy standing up in the boat.. (just a funny joke i see out on the opening day.. ) I would imagine that the rain has increased the lake temp over the past week, walleyes are probably gettin ready to spawn heading up into the shallows but I doubt the water temps are in the mid 50's ( I bet surface temps are in the low 50's which does make it warm enough to spawn...

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Boz, I guess I didn't call it!! Well I better not lie, I did!! Just don't run into me. Good luck, are you going to bring a little squeeze cheese to put on your shiners?

See you out there,

Walleyedan

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Hey whiskey, I would have to say they are all done spawning by now.

Walleyedan

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they spawned weeks ago. water temps in some bays were mid 60's. lake temps. were mid 50's (surface temp)

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well if your correct about the eyes, spawings already, things will be rather sluggish, O well it won't changed my opener stratiegy. For surface temps don't you loose 1 degree for every foot? walidan? what do you think. It's been a rather pokey spring, things seem about 3 weeks behind the norm.

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Hey Walleyedan, do you think we should bring tipups? By Saturday morning we could probably walk on the 371 bay of North Long.

Probably see you around the bait store or on the lake this weekend... Good Luck!!

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My feeling is that we are ahead of the game. The fish spawned a little earlier than normal and have had a chance to recoup longer than normal. They are a cold water fish and I believe that there will be a decent "bite" this weekend. Yes, you will have to move slow, but I do that anyway. Pegleg, there will be enough boats out so I think most of the ice will be broken up and there will be no need for tip-ups. But, a portable fish house and a Mr. Heater in the boat might be a necessity. See you at the baitshop you walleye slayer!!

Talk to you later,

Walleyedan

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Everybody out there thinks he is a guide. Just watch out for the guy who moves in and kicks you of your spot. The other thing is look for his maker and fish on top of it.

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I don't know who you think your maker is, but mine is God and I'm not going to fish on top of him!!

Walleyedan

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I would know if you left your name. And we could all use a little heat at this point, it feels like snow!!

Walleyedan

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I see alot of u guys mentioning baits of choice, I was just wondering if anyone thought that large fatheads would work as well... I will up there on Middle Whitefish and I sure hope to get a couple, I think I'll try fatheads, but I was just seeing what u guys thought about that... Head for the guide boats huh? Thats the trick? smile.gif

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I'm sure that big fatheads would work too. I would try them on a jighead. Big fatheads work decent in the spring and fall. The main thing is to use lively bait. If it won't swim use a fresh minnow. I think the best idea for the weekend is to stay warm, bring lots of clothes and fish next to Dan. Just kidding Dan! Have a great weekend and good luck with the show.

Jason Erlandson

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