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Should I pack my bass tackle? Walley rigs & jigs?

A buddy and I are each taking our families up to Gull Lake for a few days on August 10. I've never been to Gull in August before...I've been in July when the bass are hot & the walleyes are hiding in the weeds, and I've been there in September when the walleyes are more cooperative. I don't know what to expect in mid-August.

Most of the group is pretty inexperienced. Should I plan for walleyes--or will that still be a tough bite? What depths and/or structure should I look for in mid-August? Which bait generally works best that time of the season?

Thanks for your advice!!

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Fishing will likely be more like it was for you on your July trips than your September trips. Walleyes will likely be a tougher bite. If you're going to go after walleyes, I would target them at low light or even after dark. Sticking to bass, pike and panfish during the day will be your best bet for good action.

Aaron

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Fishing will likely be more like it was for you on your July trips than your September trips. Walleyes will likely be a tougher bite. If you're going to go after walleyes, I would target them at low light or even after dark. Sticking to bass, pike and panfish during the day will be your best bet for good action.

Aaron


Thanks Aaron; sounds like good advice. I'll target bass during the day, and plan a late evening walleye excursion.

Jay

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I agree about the walleyes still being tough. I would definitely go after the bass, slimers, and panfish (especially if you have kids). You'll probably be up on a weekend so Gull might be a little hectic. Try North Gull along with Roy for the bass and northerns. Good baits to start with would be leeches and dark plastics for the bass and spinnerbaits for bass and northerns. Good luck and I hope you knock'em dead.

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Thanks RBS! I've had pretty good luck with plastics hanging off of Gopher Tackle mushroom head jigs on gull. I like the idea of using leeches. I'm assuming bare hook & small leeches for panfish, larger leeches on jigs for the bigger fish.

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HEY THERE JAY--WITH GULL LAKE YOU CAN FISH MOST OF THE MOST POPULAR FISH TO CATCH--BASS-WALLEY-NORTHERN AND PANFISH. THERE ARE 6 LAKES THAT CONNECT TO GULL. THE BASS ARE HITTING VERY WELL NOW IN THE WEEDS ON BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH ENDS OF GULL. WALLEYES HAVE BEEN BETTER THIS WEEK AND WILL HOPEFULLY KEEP IMPROVING. THEY ARE THERE BUT ARE HAVING LOCKJAW BUT IT IS IMPROVING. THIS PAST WEEK OUR GUIDES HAD BETTER LUCK --DEEPER-IN THE 20 TO 45 FOOT AREA.. WHEN YOU GET TO TOWN, STOP IN AND WE CAN SHOW YOU WHERE TO GO AND HOW THE BEST APPROACH WOULD BE AND ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS THAT ARE GUIDES MIGHT HAVE..AND AUGUST SHOULD BE A GREAT WEATHER MONTH.

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