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WalleyeMike

Pelican walleyes

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WalleyeMike

I'm looking to do some fishing on Pelican, Friday before the big X on Sat. Was looking for some tips. Depth, bait, general location, etc.

Thanks Mike

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B420

The walleye bite has slowed up considerably for me at least. Your best shot is going to be early in the morning, or after the sun starts going down. Productive depths have been 23-28' with a small shiner or fathead either on a deadstick or tip up. The jigging bite just hasn't been there for me this year. As far as locations, just pick up a map, and look for the drop offs. I prefer the slowly tapering drop offs vs. the super steep ones. I would also avoid the crowds and areas with permanent houses. Good Luck!

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fishroger

Fishing has slowed some the last week for wallys. Slimmers seem to be ravanous for larger shiners. Was getting wallys on pimple with minnow head. Tip ups with shiners are working somewhat but everything seems slow right now. Moved house deeper, 25-30', Tons of good dropoffs, Find one that has a shelf at the bottom, seems to hold some fish, also if weeds present it doesnt hurt. Like to hit 430-600P, its usually a small window when they come thru, maybe 1/2 hr of action then it tapers off. Some tulibees around if you hit the right spots, been hittin the medium pimple with minnow quite often.

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WalleyeMike

Thanks for the info! I went out Friday evening and setup just off the island from the rocky point. Went into 27 FOW and just caught one perch. No one else around. I wonder about that ice heave. Any action close to that? I noticed some houses a few dozen feet from it on the NE side of the island.

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fishroger

Have my house close to ice heave-no problem, ice about 18" now. Actually heave is exactly on top of my favorite spot, 30' of water at bottom of dropoff. In 33' now on edge. Been gettin a few on pimple and minnow head. Seems like they prefer the jig rather then a stationary fathead or shiner. Was fairly active from 5-5:45 last nite, wallys and tulibees.

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gimmie_eaters

My buddy and I were out there on sat, fished the sw side of the lake. We fished 25-28 ft water with big fatheads on bobbers, red hook, about 1 foot off the bottom. We caught about 35-40 walleyes, mostly about 12 inches, but did keep 4decent fish. also caught a few very small perch.

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WalleyeMike

Nice report gimme_eaters! Wish I could hook into some of those! Does anyone know if it would be "safe" to drive out to the island in an SUV?

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B420

You can drive a vehicle out to the island. Just watch the areas with the pressure ridges (you can't miss them) and you should be fine. Folks have been driving full size trucks out for about two weeks. Good luck!

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