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I was wondering if anyone was fishing walleyes south of hidden falls. I have tried a few times around Fort Snelling and did pretty poor. Lots of smallies north of there but no walleyes up there either. Also, have only used artificial bait. That may have something to do with it. Heading out again Wednesday night. I'll be in the John Boat with my ol man.

Rik

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have had some success between hidden falls and the marina south of there. No great patterns for me. Have been trolling husky jerks in about 7-9' of water. Usually pick up a few nice ones (biggest was a 24" last week right by the launch)not huge numbers. Had success on orange twister tails about a month ago when the water was higher.

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When fishing walleyes, that is the main spots I focus is a little south of the launch. Went out last night above the lock and picked up a few smallies. Nothing as good as last week but it was fun. Weather was hot and the current looked a little slow. Lots of junk floating on top of the water.

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Were you in the small boat that came out of the lock just after dark? or were you in the bigger boat with a couple other people, I was fishing the creek.

I always wondered how the fishing was up top.

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I was in the little john boat with my old man. Were you flashing the light in our direction? Coming in that late it's hard to see the shore. I plan on heading out this week again. Not sure if I will go above the lock or try a new spot. I have been thinking of heading north of 694 in the sippi. Heard there are some good small mouth spots.

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I tried upper pool 2 with no walleyes making it to the boat. Had one nice fish on that gave a couple head shakes and the crank bait came loose. Darn sheepies were hitting the cranks today. mad.gif Caught a couple smallies trolling today too. Nice day to be out fishing at least, I even caught a fish and a lure. Pulled in a catfish with a crankbait in it's mouth. Maybe the walleyes have too much food to eat with the millions of minnows all over in the water right now? I was targetting depths of 2-8 feet of water today. I tried cranks of many colors. The sheepies seemed to like a silver walleye diver with a purple top.

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Were you flashing the light in our direction?


Yeah that was me, at first I thought it was friend of mine and then I noticed your boat was a little smaller then his.

Cool little boat though I bet it's blast to catch fish out of it.

Good Luck.

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I had a guide trip down on pool 2. We did really well, 1 of the best was a 1 1/2 lb crappie. We also caught sauger, nut funniest was one of my clients caught a soft shell turtle. It was about 16-18 inches across. We caught and released 7 different species of fish.

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I was out w/ my father Sunday morning from 8am to 11:30 or so.

Only 5 eyes, but all 16"-20", probably 20 smallies (5 over 1 1/2 lbs-biggest about 3lbs), one drum and one striped bass.

Not great fishing, but consistant action.

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Dave, still getting the fish on cranks? That's a lot of smallies you caught, way to go!

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Dave, I read some of your posts from last year and figured out what I was doing wrong. Probably not trolling fast enough. Have to try going a little faster next time. Thanks for the info!

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