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A few friends and I will be heading to Highbanks the weekend of the 28th and was curious if anyone has any pointers for a first timer. Everyone I have talked to has told me the walleye bite has been pretty consistent but the perch seem to be playing hard to get. I guess we don't really care what comes through the hole, as long as we have a starting point. Any help would be greatly appreciated. See you on the ice! [email protected]

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I haven't been there since Christmas so I can't give you any spot specific info. Just general info. The key is to move, move, move, move. Sometimes moving a few feet or a few yards will work, sometimes moving to a whole different spot will work. Don't spend too much time in one hole, if you're not getting fish, move. Don't give up completely on your old holes, doesn't hurt to check back especially if you're getting fish in the area. My favorite way to fish is with a jigging spoon and minnow head - get the bait down fast, fish aggresively, move frequently. My next favorite way to fish is to deadstick live minnows on small jigs -- no bobbers, too much hassle getting line down.

I know that's not specific location or bait info, but between the info you get from the resort and my general info you should get fish.

Good luck and have a great time. We have a group out of Nodak the last weekend in Feb every year.

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the walleye bite is still pretty consistant but the perch seem to change weekly. High banks will point you in the right direction for the perch with whatever comes in that week and I will be there sometime helping out and will help with a report when you get there

Jason

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Pout and Northerns were good this weekend. Eyes ok early and late. Perch were small or hard to find of any size. We bounced all over Fri and Sat and it was a tuff day bite except for a lot of pout and Pike.

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Hello Cheesypete:-)

Boy are you in luck! Some really close friends and I are going to be up at Winnie the very same time that you are big guy. I would love to help out a first timer like yourself with some great techniques and suggestions.

First off, you have to go deep. I'm talking the deeper the better. You'll know when you've gotten to the right depth. I also have a special way of hooking a minnow that is a total turn-on...to the walleyes and perch that is.

I'd love to show you the way Cheesypete. Keep an eye out for me up there. I'll be wearing the pink coveralls with matching jacket and scarf. See you on the ice!

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sowbug, I thought I was the only one on the lake in pink. As long as your not in the shack we can find ya. You are right on the deeper the better thing. The reports I`ve recieved are the fish are in transistion right now and hopfully will be there by the weekend. J/K on the pink thing cuz you will wear pink a lot better than I. Hope we all get em this weekend Flip. cool.gif

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