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blf8518

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Was down on the river on saturday and managed to catch about a dozen sauger but only one 14.75" walleye. Does anyone know where there might be some walleye instead of just sauger?

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Usually when I am only catching sauger in the summer I am in a sandy spot versus rocky spot-sauger are also sometimes called sand perch-I don't know if this holds true in the spring (sand) but you may need to look for more hard bottom areas or points -I do find this true in the summer I have one spot I can catch about 10-15 saugers every time out I can't remeber catching a walleye there -I don't keep them but I don't believe they fall in the slot limit regs that walleyes do . there are also overall more saugers in the river than walleyes - and there are some big ones

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Little Willy

You know your saugs. I noticed this year that a few of them are a bit more greener than usual. In fact the eyes have varied in color too, from the classic bronze to green. For the others that do not know the diff, lift the top dorsal fin, and look for spots. If it doesn't have any - its an eye. Could someone ask the Croix gods to have those muskies stop bothering me. I have caught 2 over 40". I can't take it anymore.

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It seems I have been getting more sauger than normal this year. Though the walleyes seem to be turning on now that the water is warming up.

Have you been using jig and minnows? My dad has been using a jig/minnow, while Ive been lindy rigging (with a crawler). Seems most the walleyes are taking the crawlers. While he catches more saugers and whitebass.

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TurnTurn:

I guess that is what everyone says to do....

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Hey Little Toublemaker, how's the weather been treating you? Didn't see you last night, must have been put off by the weather. I know, I hate that sun and dead calm water too. Give us high winds and low 40s and an occassional cloud burst. See you on the water, or maybe in church, St. Richards. cool.gif

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