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beretta

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I have been out the past two evenings/nights and have got my butt whooped both nights. Friday I got skunked and last night just got two fish for about 4 hours of fishing. Every other time I've been out there this year I have gotten at least a half dozen or more fish. I tired Myr Mar flat and Mattens flat last night with 6ft snells and leeches. Marked some fish but only the two takers. Is anyone else haveing similar luck or did I just loose my touch? Does anyone have any good reports? Im going to give it another shot tonight and I will report my results. Hopefully I will have a more positive report.

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I only fished for a couple of hours on Saturday evening We get 5 3 real nice slots 18, 18, 19 a small one and a 24'

Had a great day crankin on Saturday from noon to 4:30 we got 9 fish 2 21" 6 fish that were nearly identical at 25.5 to 26.5" and a real fat 28.5" we also lost a few fish

Lab

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Ok lol I got it. I just plain lost my touch. I have never trolled with crankbaits this time of year. I would assume that your still fishing on the the flats 25-30 FOW?? If so are you using rapalas with bottom bouncers? Just looking for a general set up here. Not looking for your honey hole by any means. I got skunked again tonight out on Myr Mar Reef and a couple other flats.

thanks for any help you willing to give

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Was up over the later part of last week. Arriving Sunday afternoon, and the plan was to fish both muskies and 'eyes on Mon-Wed, sneaking out on Thursday morning, then home-bound. Of course, we hit the bad weather PERFECT..., back-to-back cold fronts, and the accompanying T-storms and wind. We got a total of about 8-hours fishing walleyes, and all we found on the flats were "dinks"..., about 10-14" long. Put on the big cranks, and popped some nice fish, including a very fat 27" and 25" fish. Otherwise, it was slow. Those back-to-back cold-fronts did a number on the bite. Nothing was aggressive!!!!!!!!

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Fishing suspended fish no where near the mud. We had our best luck on reef runners. Planer boards with a lot of line out to get the baits away from the boat

lots of luck

Lab

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Was up over the weekend and did well on the rocks 10-15 F.O.W. using slip bobber and jighead w/ leech, LATE after 9pm til 1am

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Labby, I also caught some nice fat eyes on sat. afternoon on cranks. How much line are you letting out with the reef runners. Was anyone color better then the other for ya?

Willie ><((((>

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We were there and fished hard all day on Sunday and got one 4" perch and one 8" perch. I watched about 20 other boats periodically during the day and never saw one fish taken.

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We fished during the day from 8a to 3p. All the bites we had were super lite. I marked a lot of fish on the bottom in 25 feet of water, but forgot the dynamite. The last time I was there we caught about 18 fish in the same amount of time.

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We fished Sunday from 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM. 12 perch and 1 13 inch walleye. Fished the rocks and gravel bars on the SE end. We tried about 10 different spots. We had a lot of bites, but I don't think I had enough reel on the line for them to get the bait in their mouths! Very light biters. We tried everything but trolling cranks. I did not see anyone else catching fish either. Boat traffic was light. I think it was just one of those days.

I did talk to one guy at the landing who only trolled cranks, and they had three fish in 6 hours. All in the slot.

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Willie

Any where from 70 to 140 feet on a big reef runner then the board. I was no where near any structure. I usually stay away from the boats because it never fail;s that some one will cruise up behind me and take out a board. I dont know why people have ahuge lake like Millacs then drive directl behind me. We had the boards out a long ways and when it is rough they can be hard to see. I will be out again on Saturday and Sunday this week. I like to pull boards at this time of year seems to be most productive and we seldom keep fish anyways. Still searching for that 30" fish.

Lab

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Labby, sorry to jump in the middle of a post but I was wondering if you have a preferance for where you do your open water trolling, I will be out this weekend as well and am used to Salmon/Trout fishing on Superior and like pulling boards, just wondering if you randomly cruise the lake or have a method to determine the better spots to fish. will post a new topic on Planer board/crank fishing.

Thanks Nimbus

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I usually go off of structure to start and keep trolling as long as I am marking fish off the bottom. It is amazing the amount of free ranging eyes out there. I am targeting fish 10 to 20 feet off the bottom. These are the fish that are in transition or are feeding. Some days are definatly better than others but we usually get some nice fish. The best part is the middle of the day can be as good as anytime. My wife and kids like to get out in the boat but the wife hates to sit still and fish so this is the method I like to do in the summertime. Plus we get to haul in some hogs.

Lab

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Labby. I will also be out this weekend. I will be heading out of the landing by the casino or garrison. I am running a green 1890 warrior falcon. If you see me stop and say hi and see how the fishing is or if you have marine radio try channel 14.

Willie ><((((>

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Willie

just read your post

How did you do this weekend

We got 6 fish all between 24 and 26 inches

Lab

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