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I'm going to be doing some walleye fishing (and hopefully catching) these next couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone has suggestions on what depths I should look to. Will be fishing the late afternoon/evening times if that helps.

Also, would it be better to look at fishing points, deep water basins, or shallower flats adjacent to points and deep water?

Any help would be appreciated. Pretty inexperienced at the hardwater walleye fishing, and even less at the hardwater walleye catching. grin.gif

thanks.

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i haven't been getting a pile, but the ones that have been biting have been in that 15' on the inside turns adj to deep water. 8' on top dropping into 20'-22'

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Thanks for the replies. I think in order to try and cover as many bases as I can, I'll pre-drill some holes in shallower then go off of some points and drill in deeper water. If I don't find anything off the points, then I'll drill some holes over the main lake basin to see what I can find. When "primetime" hits, I'll return to the shallow water where I pre-drilled holes and finish out the evening. I'll be trying this tactic up in the Hutch area on Thursday, then sometime next week or weekend I'll be heading down to the LeSeuer Co. area to give it a try. As usual, after I do get out, I'll post and let everyone know what I did or didn't find.

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You might want to keep a tip up up on that shallower structure if you are close enough. Say 12' to 15' or so. I have done what you are talking about fishing deep and then moving up when primetime roles around. Thing is, you might be surprised at what time the shallow fish get going if there isn't a lot of noise around. Having that tip up set up on the shelf will maybe give you an early indication of when the walters ring the dinner bell up shallow. Just a thought. Good luck.

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basscatcher, where in leSueur co. are you planning to fish, I might want to go, if you want. grin.gif

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hawkeye

That's a good question, and I'm really not sure yet. Just got done reading through all the historical posts on ice fishing for walleye in this forum...man are my contacts dry now! grin.gif

I'm a little torn between going to either Madison or maybe even Washington. From all the posts I've read, it just doesn't seem like the hardwater walleye fishing is very productive on any of the area lakes except for a couple occassions where guys got some good ealy ice walleyes confused.gif. Do you have any suggestions?

btw...when I get a chance to go, I'll let you know. Maybe we can hook up to tagteam these fish!

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