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catching to many perch on little pine


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I have been catching lots of perch and no walleyes on Little pine. I have been using Lindy's with crawlers and Red tails anywhere from 8-20 feet. Any suggestions??

thanks in advance.

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Try a different lake?

We just got back from a week up there, and had the same results, lots of perch and no walleyes. When my brother and I were told to go out and get some fish for a fish fry, we took the kids out, and let them catch a whole mess of them. We kept the 8-10" ones and the deep hooked ones and threw the rest back. We had our fish fry, but cleaning the fish took longer than catching them. But they do taste good.

It seems to be a tough year for walleye fishing on Little Pine, my neighbor, who has lived on the lake for the last 15 years, says that this is the worst that he has ever seen it. But I take everything that he says with a grain of salt.

I think that the walleyes are suspended over the deeper water right now. I was seeing quite a few marks about 8' off the bottom in 25-30' of water the other morning, but I couldn't get anything to bite on crawlers or leeches.

There are a gazillion new minnows in the lake right now, my daughter and I watched them going by our dock for hours, so I think that the walleyes can grab a meal whenever they want.

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Hey newtofishing!

Did you ever find a guide to show you around LP??

As far as the bite goes, I was told that July is usually a very tough month to catch walleyes out there. Like many other lakes though, it usually gets much better in the fall.

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Same here, it seems that the lake has only perch and rock bass right now. I can usually at least catch some northern to keep me entertained. I'll be back up this weekend to try again smile.gif

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I should be pulling out of the boat lift no later than Sun afternoon, then Sun eve. Then Mon morn. Look for me - I will be in the white and maroon Nitro. If Sunday and Monday are poor on Little Pine, I will be heading to Big, Otter Tail, West Battle, and Dead over the course of the entire week. I only know how to fish Big and Little, so I'll have to study the maps a bit.

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I am on the phone w/ Steve right now. I guess someone from here went out with him and they got about 7 eyes and kept 5. Not great, but decent for a morning on the water.

He did say that the bite really died this weekend.

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thanks for the info- if you can ask him if he has any tips.

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Hi ChrisWeg,

Did you go out fishing on little pine a couple a weeks ago. If so how did it go. Any tips would be appreciated.

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There is no such thing as catching too many perch lol. The last time I was on Little Pine the perch had worms, is that still the case? Would gladly come and take some out for you if not wormy and a decent size. smile.gif

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Fished all last week. Little Pine, nada for walleye - at least for me. I trolled anywhere between .5 and 2 mph. I used redtails, leaches, crawlers, jigs, rapalas of all types. I went from 15-40 feet. Stopped and verticle jigged on my old productive humps. Marked fish at the humps, weedlines, and flats. I did not fish past 10:00 PM but spent time 6:00AM-8:00AM and 7:00PM-9:00PM. Spent about 12 man-hours on Little Pine.

Perch everywhere. When my little nieces and nephews came up, I had them fishing for their limit of perch for several days. We cleaned out a bunch right off the dock. Many small ones, but some 10" fish.

Go to Big Pine for walleye. They said BP has picked up a little.

Got a couple of walleye on Ottertail one eve - verticle jigging humps with redtails. Still kinda slow for Ottertail.

One other small lake with bass, crappie, and walleye was semi-productive one night and then shut down on the next night. Fish in a slight chop. Calm waters seemed to have killed the bite. Due to a promise, I cannot reveal the small lake. Sorry.

We ended up spending most days skiing. If you saw a pyramid or a boat pulling 6 skiers, that was us.

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