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hows the walleye action?


WalleyeChaser

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Been fishin the lakes and want to try the river quick before season closes. Only 2 weekends left!!! Any point in a general direction would be appreciated. Are they realating to points, flats, etc? Just want some good eaters nothin huge.

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R-Newbie...If your gonna go for eyes focus on the predawn and dusk hours.Check out points and sharp breaks into deep water.The eyes on the river come up to feed at low light .I usually fish around 15to20 fow on the breaklines.If you have lights on tipups Id put those way shallow you might be suprised how shallow the eyes get after dark.Good luck ..

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I wish the season lasted a few weeks longer this is the best time to get walleyes in my opinion. The season is open until March 1.

Croixeyes, it's a shame we never iced it yet again this year. I would like to hammer the perch though when they get going well on Mille Lacs, you game?

Keep catchin'

Turk

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Hey Turk..Good to hear from ya.Where were you hiding this winter?It just so happens that im making a trip up to Winnie next week to search out some jumbos.Gonna do a midweek trip Tues thru Fri.Then Fri thru Sun im on Milacs.Ill give you a shout when I get back and let you know how the bites going on Milacs.I hit the Croix last Sat and Sun just for the evening bite.Saturday was good, icing seven eyes but Sunday it slowed,only pulled two.It seems I always do better on the river when the weather is nasty cold.Was anyone else on the river this weekend?????

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Croixeyes,

Three of us headed out on Sunday from around 11am-4pm in front of Bayport (34FOW). Landed 4 sauger (2 sub-legals, one 18-incher, and one 16-incher), as well as 4 big crappies, 3 big sunnies, and all the little white-bass you could ever want. Of course we missed a few fish that felt good sized too, but thats part of the fun.

All the fish were hitting real light and most of our luck came on crappie minnows that we left alone to do their thing.

I'm hoping to get back out there soon!

Best of luck,

Willy-C

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My girlfriend also caught a nice fat 17" saug on sunday down in bayport. We ended up with about the same results. Crappies went on a tear about 9:30 and the sauger hit about 10:30 along with a eye just about 15". Most the crappies and whites came off a small pimple and the eye and saugers hit a bobber. We were in 36 fow and left with about a dozen slabs.

Croixeyes... I was out saturday afternoon in a more remote area smirk.gif and seen 2 other wheelers out there as well. Dont know how they did but we ended with 1 eye and 1 sauger. Might be heading down tonight for one last run down the river.

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Willy-c sounds like I missed the boat on Sunday.I was out in the early am til 9:30 and left cause it was slow.I think the ice should hang around awhile yet so im not done with old man river.You do know there is no minimum size limit on saugers dont you?They are fun to catch in that deep water.Thanks for the info and keep us posted on how you do,you to Ratherbe.

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Went out this weekend, monday, and tonight, mainly targeting walleye and sauger, all i caught during all that fishing was one keeper sauger (16"), one 13" walleye and a few bigger sheepshead that put up a fight confused.gif. I will have to hook up w/ some of you next year so i can learn the winter hot spots. Well now its time to wait for the spring opener and hit em hard again. Got til the end of this weekend on the lakes here in sconie so will have to give Big Round one more try. And from there on out iits panfish time. Thats when it really gets fun. Can fish w/out and shack and sometimes w/out a jacket. good luck to all.

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RiverNewb, i know this isn't the place to ask but, how is the bite on BigRound, maybe you could pm me with the report????

Thanks,

IT-GUY cool.gif

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It happens every year just when it gets good the season closes soon... I was out monday with a buddy and we got 11 keeper saugers, plus as many small ones. The biggest was a hair over 19" and the rest were from 14 to 16 with two 17". They hit best from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

Swimming lures (Chartreuse and rainbow trout colors) in 38 feet of water was our depth. They hit with minnow heads, tails, and without minnows/parts. Most of these fish charged the lures. You have to play "cat and mouse" with them, but they were flying on the graph.

Keep Catchin'

Turk

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I stopped down last night with a buddy and olny had about a hour to fish. We ended up with 2 saugers and 2 eyes but no size. I ran down to bayport this morning and the crappies were still going and I even caught a eye that would have been legal tongue.giftongue.gif.

I will be up in cheeseland this weekend also!!! I dont know what lake were fishing but somewhere around Chetek or further north. Good luck to you guys this weekend!!!

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Not sure, haven't been up there in a few weeks so i dont know how it is going. Hopefully there are others out there that know how it is going up there. Hint hint!!!

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I have tomorow off and want to get out in the morning for few hours looking for crappies. Still driving out there?

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