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Sloppy Joe


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I drove out of Brandt's on Sunday. As posted above they have a nice system of roads to many of the reefs, including Sloppy Joe's, all the way out to 5 mile.

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We fished on four mile all of last weekend. Only one perch out of the house for three days of fishing. Fishing wasn't just slow for us in the house it was also very slow for us out in the portables. Is it worth a try? There are probably better spots in the area.

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I have my Perm. on west 4 mile. Been picking up 1 or 2 walleyes per 24 hours there. Little perch activity on 4 mile. There is much better perching on the in shore structure.

EJ

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I was up there yesterday and cought 4 walleyes and 5 perch on of the perch was 14 inches long. We where east of 4 mile about 1-2 miles out there in the middle of no where. We have had our best luck away from everyone in the 30+ ft of water.

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Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll look elsewhere. The way it sounds the 'eye bite has been a little difficult anyway. Might as well focus on those Jumbos!

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I worked my way up Brandt's road system out to Sloppy Joe's last Sunday and found perch everywhere. Mostly 4 to 6 inchers.

snowmaster

What kind of structure are you fishing?

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I was on 5 mile friday morning Ended up with a 17 inch walleye and 4 jumbos with no throw backs. fished from 6am to 10:30 am not bad but not hot grin.gif

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I fished a mud flat the 11th-13th and found fish but they were bitting very light. the perch that I caught I would not have gotten, if I didn't see them take the wax worm on the camera. good luck

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