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Is it picking up SE yet?


DuckStupid

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I'm heading out tomorrow morning and staying in the SE Corner for the weekend ... Looking forward to a long weekend of fishing with my 9 year old son and grandpa! Hopefully we stay half way dry! It's the first time I've taken the boy out for more than a day. Wondering if the bite is picking up on the gravel and rocks or if I should maybe trailer the boat up north to get the best shot at keeping the little guy smilin ...

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hey duckstupid im going up next week and have been loging countless hours of info about the fishing season so far on a map. most of my logged info is area around fishers point and the northern sand and gravel but im just a ameature at the pond this is my second year in a row going up. so im trying to figure it out with out costing mey a 100$ a day in guide fees. so let my know how you did. by the way not to be sappy but i lost my father 13years ago when i was 17 and the memories of him taking me fishing were pricesless good luck !!!

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I've been there 4 times this year, 2 times from McQoids in the SE corner, and did awesome. The launches were picking some up during the day in the deep water off the rocks and at night we moved up on the rocks and slaughtered them. We could see McQuades(sp) from where we were fishing, hope it helps, good luck!

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It's the first time up for me this year, but I usually get up a half dozen times or so a year. I've fished the SE corner plenty of times and can usually get on some fish. Never really ventured up to the north end sand, so will probably stay with what I'm familiar with. Then again, I've never really had the boat to do so, until this spring, and have relied on others when I've gone up. We're staying at McQuiods as well.

Thanks for the replies ... I'll shoot out a report after we get back. And if anyone up there sees 4 generations in a 1850 sportfish with a 150 merc on the back, stop by and say hi! I'm pretty new to posting around here, but have lurked for quite a while ....

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It sounds like the best bite is still up in the NE on Agate Reef, and between Wilderness and Fisher's.

I was out on Sloppy's today and caught 8. The biggest however was 14 inches. 4 on leeches, 4 on crawlers. Lots of boats came and went. Saw half dozen other fish caught that were bigger than 14 inches. I would still go up to the NE. If you do swing by Sloppy's all of the fish that were decent in size were caught between 24 and 27 feet. I caught fish all over the place but just lacked the size.

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It sounds like the best bite is still up in the NE on Agate Reef, and between Wilderness and Fisher's.

I was out on Sloppy's today and caught 8. The biggest however was 14 inches. 4 on leeches, 4 on crawlers. Lots of boats came and went. Saw half dozen other fish caught that were bigger than 14 inches. I would still go up to the NE. If you do swing by Sloppy's all of the fish that were decent in size were caught between 24 and 27 feet. I caught fish all over the place but just lacked the size.


Thanks for the reply walleye. Not sure what we're going to do yet, may head up north, or may just keep it docked on the SE and see what we can find.

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south side ... it's on most decent maps, but not the easiest to find without a gps.

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Sloppy Joe's is located on the South Central portion of the lake.

N.46.09.580

W.93.36.748

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I doubt you'll even need coordinates. Sloppy's gets pounded pretty hard all year. There will be boats on it. Although GPS will give you a straight line to it.

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Well, had a pretty productive outing ... Couldn't get onto too many fish during the day and tried all over the place. The evening bite more than made up for it though. We ended up limiting out on 15-18 inch fish (with a couple of gut hooked 13 inch fish in there too). We were out on Pope's in the evenings. My son had a blast. I think he caught 3 fish for each fish me and my grandfather caught. Caught quite a few of the 10 inchers out there as well, and didn't catch a fish larger than 18 all weekend.

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