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going to be up there in a couple of weeks...any suggestions on where to find some walleyes? I have fished it in the summer but never in the winter. Any help would be great.

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I find walleyes all over the place in the winter on Little Boy. My favorite spots tend to be steep shoreline breaks that drop out into deeper water. I've also had luck on shallow humps near deeper water. One key thing to look for is baitfish. Most areas I catch fish in have numerous small perch. I usually find myself on the top of the break because thats were I've caught bigger fish but you should also chech out the base of the break. The water becomes ultra clear in the winter making the fish very spooky so make sure you find your spot and set up early. With the clear water I like to use natural colors and I never use glow. If the fish are tough don't be afraid to downsize but if they are aggressive try a bigger swimming jigs 2-3 ft off the bottom, sometimes the bigger fish will move through higher and smack a chubby darter or jiggin rap. Good luck, I don't think you should have trouble finding some fish. And remember to practice selective harvest, Little Boy relies a lot on natural reproduction so those bigger fish are real imporant for the lake.

Joe

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We never made it u p there.......should be there for the opener.....hopefully

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Has anybody ever fished McCarthey Lake connected to Little Boy's east side? There's a small channel running to it from LB and I've heard there are lots of fish in there but few people fish it.

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Welcome to the forum!

I'm sure there is some great fishing to be had in McCarthy but I don't think it's very accessable. The channel is real narrow and shallow, but i think with a canoe and maybe some high water you could get into it. I have heard of good panfishing and with the little to no pressure it gets I wouldn't doubt it. If you're willing to put in the effort it might just be worth it. Report back if you ever try it.

Joe

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I have always wanted to duck hunt on McCarthey Lake but drove all over and found no access. If you take some back trails you could portage a canoe over to the lake. It would be a lot of work but it may pay off. Just an FYI I shot a bear in 1998 about 500 yards from the lake.......

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