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Gonna be staying on Ten Mile Lake the middle of Sept. The lake map shows a lot of structure and DEEP water. What's the bottom like? Sandy, rocky? I haven't seen many posts about Ten Mile. Just looking for ideas of what to plan for. I found an old post about night trolling for walleyes but that was it. I thought I would find a lot of posts about this lake given its size. How come there isn't? Doesn't it get fished much? Just looking for some general advice for walleyes and maybe some panfish.

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I've only ice fished Ten Mile, I have a great article on a walleye tracking study on the lake, very interetsting. Anyway, it's a deep clear lake and yes night rapala trolling is a preferred method. Problem is, what about during the day. I would start checking the 20-30 foot depths on edges looking for baitfish that the walleyes are following. I believe we're talking ciscoes on Ten Mile and perch. Crawler, spinner, on a bottom bouncer so you can cover some water. When you find the fish, you can switch to crawler, lindy rig. That's my two cents on what I do on similar lakes, also ask Swansons bait just down the road.

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I've never fished it, but friends who have seem to do so only at night. I don't know about days, but imagine the extreme clarity means that you would have to fish deeper than most lakes. In addition to Swanson's ask your resort operator for advice. Don't want to totally hijack the post, but has Arthur's Supper Club on the lake gone downhill? We stopped there last year and it was really wretched.

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You are correct on fishing deep for 'eyes during the day. My best luck has been deep running cranks on the weedlines, they bury into the deep weeds during the day and you can pick a few up once in a while. Night time is best. As for Arthur's, I had dinner there last year and I thought it was great, I have never had a bad meal there, maybe it has switched ownership. The whiskey tastes the same every time! smirk.gif

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Thanks for the replies. I like the night fishing idea, but I've only ever slip bobbered at night. Night trolling sounds like a whole new adventure. With the clear water I'm thinking purples/blues but how does that theory relate in the darkness of night? Do you still go for the shallowest humps and flats or do you stay in the 15 ft weedline runs? Looks like a really nice lake. I've heard it's managed for northerns!?! I'm guesssing there a ton of hammer-handles to contend with before finding the eyes. I'm sure we'll check out the supper club. Is there docking space available there? I'll be sure to post a "dinner review".

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Made it back from Ten Mile a coule weeks ago. Not gonna be going back there anytime soon! I'm no professional walleye fisherman but I only managed to catch one 13" walleye night fishing in five days of fishing. I made it out every day and fished every night at least until 10:00. Fished in 30+ ft during the day and kept cathing gators and bass. Takes a better fisherman than me I guess. Aside from the fishing the lake was very nice. Never made to the supper club either. The DNR's plan to manage for northerns seems to be working. Caught a lot of them around the 30" length. I never did get bit off which was kind of strange. The sunnies were all small and full of worms and the perch were close to being keepers but not quite. Not much else to report. But bad fishing is still better than good working!


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