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sheepheadslayer

I am heading up to Balsam lake in a little over a week and was wondering what lakes around there have a decent walleye pop. and bite. I get so sick of catching 20" pike that i have to try something else this year. Maybe some decent sized panfish also. We go to the canisteo pit every year just because it is the neatest lake i think. We have got into some nice bass on top water in there. Man that is fun seeing them come from 15 foot of water and hit the bait. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks Tim

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Jason Boser

you might try spider, round lake upt here ruby lake lawrance lake all have some walleye with a lindy and a crawler that might help with the pike

Jason

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efgh

Balsum lake has walleyes, there are a few humps in the middle of Balsum and finger bars that hold fish also around the grassy island.

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sheepheadslayer

last year there was a few caught out there but they all seamed to be that 19-24" range. Not that isn't good but not the eaters that i would like to take. Those are the producers in a lake like balsam. I hit a 16" on crooked lake last year while trolling plugs. I am going to have a little more time to fish by myself this year so i can focus on walleyes a bit more with out someone getting board. Thanks For the replys.

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zebco4040

Anyone hit anything out here this fall?

I get any information from anyone I will treat a day of ice fishing in my portable. Fishing will be on my dime!!!

I have ten guys coming up for my batchelor party and I want to put them on fish for driving up from the cities and further!

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fisherman

Zebco,

I was up late last week through the weekend and never fished the lakes you mentioned near Grand Rapids. I fished Winnie and did well on the eyes and perch. If I was you I'd be taking them to Winni.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

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zebco4040

Thanks... I think the plans are to get out there and find them by the weeds... I would hate to get there and get skunked and have no more time to hit some GR lakes... Before they get up there we might head over Friday and get an idea what looks good.

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Zebco,

I was up late last week through the weekend and never fished the lakes you mentioned near Grand Rapids. I fished Winnie and did well on the eyes and perch. If I was you I'd be taking them to Winni.

Good Luck and Have Fun!


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Woollman99

Zeb, as Fisherman states, I would take them to Winnie. If you have some out of town "guests" looking for a possible good, successful bite in a short time window, Winnie is the best bet for walleyes and perch. If it's too windy on the big lake, you can motor into Cut Foot and catch walleyes too. Bars, breaklines, and shoreline areas are holding fish.

I have done extremely well, in both lakes, over the last few weeks. Jig and minnow or pulling a crawler on a spinner harness has boated many of the fish. Also be sure to experiment with blade colors.

If a good panfish bite motivates anyone, motor into Little Cut Foot. The sunnies and crappies have been active for me as well.

I'm going to some new ground, this weekend, and try my luck on Jessie Lake. Haven't been there since mid-June.

Also, don't forget about the protected walleye slot size on both lakes (Winnie and Cut Foot). Have a fun time.

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Jason Boser

winnie has been the best for walleye we have been getting limits by noon. Pokie has been good for the northern and bass more of a junk bite but lots of action. them are the 2 I would hit

Jason

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