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mlb

Fished saturday afternoon for about 4 hours. Very very hot, and not the fishing. Started out with 2 crappies in our first 2 minutes in the water then a small sauger and then all we could manange was sheepies. Water temp was reading 88 degrees. I have to believe the fish must move deeper, and or to cooler water, just not sure where to look for these areas near lake city. Any ideas would be great.

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Smitty

We fished the Maiden Rock area Saturday late morning / early afternoon as well with about the same results (VERY hot and very few fish). I did talk to some guys that said the bite was decent in the morning in that area with some real pigs caught. We went out Sunday morning in the same general area and with the wind picking up a bit picked up 14 walleye from 15-23" in about 4-5 hours with several smaller fish mixed in. With the breeze the surface temp was down to about 83 degrees (had 90 degrees Friday afternoon). Ours came on Shad Raps running about 14' of water (on the bottom) while I heard others were fishing 15-16' but only running baits about 10' deep..

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Dan Thiem

Thanks for the reports Smitty and mlb. Sound like it can be a hit or miss thing latley.

I gotta get back down to Pepin again soon! Anybody got an extra seat in the boat? I would like to go trolling crank baits sometime.

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zumbroric

Dan you could come along with us sometime if you'd like? But it will be a bit before we can get to pepin, We're going to MIlle Lacs for a few days Wed. Then probably have to combine small grain. We have two sets of planer boards, so could run six lines.

Rick S

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Dan Thiem

Hi Rick, Thanks for the generous offer. Combining some oats? Ours are ready now. Just waiting for some bailer parts.

Let me know whenever you have some room for a tag along and I can meet you guys down there. kellythiem@aol.com

Thanks again!

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Big G

I went down Sunday and did VERY well. We had a 2 man limit of nice walleyes in the livewell by 9am.

Then we went pike hunting and boated a bunch of quality pike. Called it a day by 2pm........

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Dan Thiem

Awesome! What kind of presentations. Pike hunting. grin.gif I love it!

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bill0416

Big G congrats on a great day. Without giving me the spot on the spot, can you give me a general area and presentation for wallaees that worked for you last Sunday. Heck, even the pike too. I need a fun day. Looking to head out tomorrow.

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Big G

Won't say where for the pike, other than we launched out of Evert's and we were using spinnerbaits.

As for walleyes........Well..........Can't really say much there either, without spilling the can of beans. Again, launched out of Evert's. We were using cranks......

Talk to Dean down there, out of Evert's. They are catching quality fish and if you launch out of there, he will tell you where to go and what to do.

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bill0416

Thanks and do not blame you. OK stupid question, where is Evert's?

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Big G

Just below Redwing dam on the Wisconsin side.

Great place with great landings!

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