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I realize that I should probably be posting this report in the "Metro" section but wanted to give you guys the inside track as well as our good friends closer to the Cities.

Took a friend of mine that I work with to Waconia yesterday for a little better than a half day trip. We fished from about 5:30 am until 12:30. By 12:30, the recreational boaters were definitely starting to take over, which was fine. My plan was to start with targeting shallow 'eyes in and around weedlines and as the day progressed to move out deeper and look for suspended fish.

We began our search on what is typically a good flat on the north end of the lake. We casted this area with cranks and plastic for a little over an hour with only a few small bass to show for our efforts. I decided to move on the inside of the weedline that ran across the flat we were fishing and work a very small area of gravel and rock in 3 - 4' of water. This spot was empty of walleyes as well. For the next couple of hours, we spent our time casting to shorelines that consisted of large rubble and gravel and also came up empty-handed. As 10:00 am approached, we decided to go looking for suspended fish with cranks behind boards. Unfortunately, this pattern didn't work out either.

We fished a lot of areas yesterday that usually hold fish and there was nothing happening. I don't understand it, other than that it was an extremely tough bite to say the least. One thing worth mentioning is that the population of cormorants up there is out of control. I've never seen them that bad up there before. This may or may not be contributing to the slower bite up there but before you know it, we may have another "Leech Lake issue" on our hands. It's definitely something to keep an eye on.

I'll be out at least one night this week around here and then I'm headed to Mille Lacs on Saturday for a day trip. Good luck to all out there!

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