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Anyone been out on Pokegama lately? Just wondering how the walleye action is? I havent been out there in the boat all year and am finally getting a chance this weekend.

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I've been out there a few times over the last month. I was not targeting walleyes, but I can tell you the water is heavy with algae and quite low. In the past, most of the walleyes I've caught this time of year have been pretty shallow. 5-10 feet.

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We were on Pokegama Saturday afternoon and kicked major league butt on the pannies, what a blast!

We got bluegills to 10 1/2 inches...the biggest bluegills I have ever caught, one I thought was a sheephead it was fighting so hard! When I hauled it up to the boat, it looked like a big Pirhana!

My wife and I were laughing like kids and having a he11 of a good time! She was trying to release a perch, trying to step on it so it would'nt sting her and she asked me to do it because, "The dang things crawling around and I can't get em?" I got a kick out of the "crawling" part.

And crappies? We got some busters! We only got one white crappie, the rest were black crappies and the largest was 12 inches, but I bet that sucker was 2 inches thick from front to back, a big old yellow colored one, he was so heavy, my wife could'nt even haul it into the boat, I had to grab it!

We got sunnies, crappies, perch, sheephead, and a really nice white striped bass that punctured a bloody hole at the base of my thumb, before he made his get away at the side of the boat! I was going to let him go anyways, but he fought me hammer and tong, spearing me in the process. Got cut off once by a pike. We were fishing in about 4 feet of water, just off the lilly pads.

The fish definately wanted bait and in our case that was worms and minnows, but the bigger fish took a liking to artificals and I was banging them on a little yellow feather jig. Wifey likes live bait and bobber fishing.

Anyways, to put the icing on the cake, we went up and had dinner at The Winds in Grand casino Hinkley, went out and pulled a few nickle slots and Watashi here hit a $225.00 jackpot! A fine end to a fine day...thats my Grand Casino story and I'm sticking to it! grin.gif

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Wow! Grebe that's a great report. Way to go. Thanks for the info. I did really well up there ice fishing in january and wanted to get back up there again to try the open water. Looks like I might be taking a little trip north this weekend.

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Are you willing to say where you were fishing because I was out Tuesday afternoon and didnt do much. Just managed 1 walleye trolling and a few smaller panies by the island

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59...Give me an email address and I'll send you some pics of the hogs.

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I made it up to Poky on saturday. I arrived at 8 am to find the lot mostly full. There were still a few spots left to park in the grass. It seemed most people were fishing northerns on the lake and some fishing panfish. I started by catching a 10 inch crappie in about 8 feet of water where I marked a bunch of fish, then hooked a sheepshead so I moved. I ventured around the lake picking up a few sunfish. I came back to the area I caught the crappie and picked up some nice sunfish and crappies including a 13.5 incher which were in 3-5 feet of water. All the fish were caught on bait with a plain hook. The bite seemed to die down in the afternoon. I didn't try plastics or hair jigs, but probably should have as the fish didn't want bait under a bobber sitting still too much in the afternoon. I also ran into a bunch of small perch, a 3 lb channel cat, and the wily sheepshead again all in the same area.

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As good as we done last time on Pokegama, we went the other way this time! My friend and I were up there yesterday and we had to really work for what we got and that was'nt much.

Lots of sunfish, but nothing big, we got 1 @ 8" biggest of the day. Of the half dozen crappies we managed to bag, the largest was about 1/2 pound. Some perch, a little LM bass, a banana sized walleye, some good sized sheepies and that was it.

We tried everywhere we could think of that was out of the wind, which was blowing pretty good. We tried artificals, minnies and worms and it seemed that you could get a crappie just as easily on a worm as anything else. The sunnies would grab a little minnow as fast as they would a worm, sometimes faster.

The highlight/s of the day was that there was no waiting at the ramp, on or off, plenty of parking space (That should have told us something) and the warden that was at the launch did'nt even check our boat, or our licence.

One consolation...I had been at one of our favorite crappie holes the day before and picked up a few nice ones, the biggest going 13 1/2 inches! grin.gif

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Hi Sunkenboat,

I was on pokegama last weekend and did fairly well on crappie

i am heading out tomarrow, its spose to be a nice day.

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So crappie how did you do up there on the 20th. I dont think I iwll make it out again til early ice with deer hunting coming up but ya never know

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sunkinboat,

I did ok on pokegama that weekend. I got 8 crappie a couple of nice ones and a lot of smaller sunfish and a few very nice ones.

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