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Hello, I will be coming up to fish Big Sandy for a quick weekend, I fished it last year on Memorial day weekend with minimal success, partly due to the 40mph wind and the white caps. Any info on some nice spots or what to use would be greatly appreciated. This will only be my second time on Big Sandy and I know that there are so many islands and sand bars its hard to pin point an area. Thanks in advance.

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Don't be afraid to try shallow. We've been getting walleyes as shallow as 2 ft off some islands. Lindy rigs with leeches or bobbers with plain hooks/jigs and leeches working the best. I'll be up there at least one day this weekend in a blue lund with a 50 hp yamaha and a Gamakatsu sticker on it. Feel free to stop!

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Thanks for the info, hopefully this year the weather holds out. Its nice down here right now, but they are calling for rain, which won't bother me nearly as much as the wind. I'm not sure what we will be fishing in, usually im in an alumacraft with a 40horse tiller on it. Old but trusty, the trailer on the other hand had a bearing go out so we'll be using my friends boat, which is much nicer, but I'm not sure what it is. Thanks for the info, I spent most of last night making hammered copper spinner rigs and setting up poles for lindy rigging. Hopefully we can put some fish in the boat and stay dry.

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