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I fished some of the wing dams on Pool 6 Friday. The flow made keeping my boat and bait off the dams themselves a pain, as I have only a five horse motor, so I gave that up. I anchored and cast on a couple, but that didn't produce either. I talked to some guys who said they had good luck with crankbaits on the wing dams, but that wasn't true for me. There was a lot of sediment and trash in the water, which didn't help matters.

Sunday, I guessed that the fish would be moving out of the channel, so I went and hit a running slough. I am not sure where the big female 'eyes are, or if they are hitting, but I definitely found the males. In about four hours I boated more than a dozen walleye in the 12"-15" range, and some eating-sized saugers along with them. Crawlers on spinner harnesses slow-trolled in 10'-15' of water off some rock was the ticket--a few passes with crankbaits produced nothing, so I gave that up. No big fish, but I came home with a limit of 15" walleye, and 13"-14" sauger. I only caught two or three sheepshead, so they weren't a major nuisance.

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Thanks for the report "Eye".

I have been curious how much the recent rains have fudged the river and I guess you answered that question well.

Its a bad time of year for heavy rains. The crop lands are being worked so field litter is a free resource to be carried by run-off to the rivers and streams along with the muddy water itself.

Thanks again for the report from down that way.

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I plan on hitting the wingdams all week and weekend. It's been a long winter and I hope the 'eyes are there waiting for me.

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Bluto...Love the avitar!

Welcome to FishingMinnesota.com. Let us know how well the fishing gods tend to your needs.

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Thanks Tom. Been playing with some northerns in the back yard. Was throwing some new tackle to see how it acted and caught a crappie about half the size of the lure. ( it was a small rattle-trap) dont know what the little guy was thinking but you gotta admire the confidence. If we can get 2 hours without rain the boat is ready for some wingdam walleyes.

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How did the northerns treat you? What were you catching them on?

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I fished Pool 6 Tuesday and again today--Tuesday the weather was nice, but the fish weren't really cooperating. I came away with a 16" walleye, three sub-legal fish, and a couple of sheepshead.

Today was better. I kept five sauger ranging from 13" to 16", and caught about ten walleye, none of which made 15". I am still looking for the big girls... confused.gif

Floating Rapalas on three-way rigs worked well today--I was fishing in some areas off of the main channel again, with the water being a little up.

Also got my first smallie of the year--a nice fat 14" fish on a Rapala.

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