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Thanks for all the great info on walleyes and crappies. I'm hoping the Memorial Day weekend will be productive for bass too. We stay on Taylors Island, the west end. I'm hoping the bass will be moving in to shallower water. Any thoughts on locations and presentations?


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I'll be up there at the same time. I'll tell you what I'll be doing.

I like to throw jigs. Hair (throw different colors) tubes, curly tails. They all work. Be prepared to break a few off, because you're fishing slow and in rocks.

I will also try shad raps, suspending jerk baits, Senkos

I will try a drop shot this year. Never have , but just losing my drop shot weight in the rocks sounds appealing.

The pros were fishing alot of spinner bait when we saw them up there. If the weather stabilizes, those fish will be up on any decent sized rock.

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Locate a spawning bank, then move to the transition. They should be loaded up there. They may even be on the beds if it is a west facing bank. Use a topwater as a search bait. Something like a Pop'R or Skitter Pop. Then follow with a tube. One of my best areas is on Taylors Island, usually the first bank I check. Have not had a chance to fish the brownines yet, tooooooo much walleye fish'in!!!. Gotta get after the smallies----this time of year is just too much fun for them rascals.


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What about the East End? I have planned a trip up there the latter part of June and never fished this end. What are some good areas and techniques to try that time of year? Thanks

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Like Doug said, they should be up on the bank now in most areas of the lake. East or west the brown fish should be hot for the next few weeks.grin.gif

Right now I'm throwing spinnerbaits, topwaters or jerkbaits most of the time. If they won't take a fast moving bait, I go to jigworms and tubes or a

simple jig and grub to get their attention.

Shoreline rubble, back bays with reeds on sand or gravel, saddle areas between islands, boulders on shallow flats in the mainlake and docks, will all hold some big smallies this time of year. This is

a lake wide pattern for early season smallmouth.

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