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Eyes in the Zum???

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I was talkin to a few people the other day while fishing, and heard that people fish for walleyes and saugers in the river. Can anybody clue me in on as to where they are in the river or possibly want to venture out there with me?

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We have caught both saugers and walleyes in the river. Mostly we fish between Z.F. and Hammond. Murphfisher, Young Gun and me caught quite a few last year. No piggies though.

Crickschop and I were going to try the long rods during the last warm spell but never got around to it.

It might be worth your while to try pitching some jigs and plastics up and down the river road. Take 63N to Zumbro Falls and turn right just after you cross the bridge. It's county road eleven. There are a number of spots that leave room enough to pull off the side of the road.

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If they are true "river" born walleyes and saugers, they will instinctively head upstream in the early spring. A guy might have some luck near the dam if this is the case.

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During the warmer weather I've floated from the dam down to Bluff Valley Campground and have had very good luck fishing for sauger and eyes.

Everytime I came to a deeper hole I would pull the boat/canoe to shore and drift a jig tipped with a crawler several times through the hole.

Hit eyes, sauger, cats and even a trout once.

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I used to catch saugers up by the dam a number of years ago. Never any big guys but decent eaters none the less.

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