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2nd weekend fishing report

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Well, finally got up. We started at Tamarack, didn't have a ton of luck, we only got 3 in about 2 hours, so we decided to head over to raven. Good decision. We ended up getting about 25 b/t 12 & 21", I think we kept about 15. After getting the crap beat out of us by the waves we decided to head over to stony. It was a rough start, but we found a great school of fish in 5 fow and ended up getting another 15 or so. Between the 3 of us we went through 2 pints of shiners, I'd say we missed about half of the hits. It seemed that they were really narrowed down this weekend. We tried drifting and picked up a few, but we definitely had our best luck marking bites on the gps and fishing those spots hard. We even had a couple of doubles! All in all a great weekend, my soon to be bro in law said it was his best day of walleye fishing.

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Sounds consistant with the reports I've been hearing - here's the latest... Boats have been lingering out in front of High Banks in 9' of water, pulling lindy rigs or a jig and a shiner. Another popular area to hit was Ravens along the west shore. Wind variation was a particular challenge - primarily shifting from the Southeast to Northwest. Spot tail shiners have been scarce - mainly using golden shiners, with some fisherman trying leeches. A high pressure system moved through on Friday evening causing a cold front and the bite to be a little irregular. If perch are your preference - groups have been pulling in 11+ inch perch in 3 ft of water just around Tamarack Point. Water temperatures dropped 5 degrees over the weekend due to the weather fluctuation. Temperatures should be stabilizing early this week to put things back on track.

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Can't say we had the same luck. Fished numerous areas from Friday afternoon until Sunday with limited success. Got a few here and there but definitely not pounding them. Probably ended with around 50 for 9 guys but we did get a very nice collection of 10-12" perch which was a plus. Had the best luck on Tamarac point using lindy rigs.

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It seemed that if we were getting perch just go another 2-3 ft deeper and there were the eyes. Also, one thing I've always found true on winnie is that if you're getting a ton of perch bites, the eyes aren't right there, but they're prolly close by. Once the perch bites stop, maybe a little deeper, watch out!

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with the others Tommy! I always enjoy your bits of wisdom and humor! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      They are all coming in from the main lake. Cliff
    • FishinCT
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      I always wondered,  are the walleyes coming over the dam?   or are they swimming in from Pike?
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      Why delete your post?  I actually enjoyed reading that story. Seeing stories like yours is half the reason I like checking out this site (I like to check out all the different lake boards on fishingminnesota). 
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      Hey, we need a little color and humor and Musky Tom does it best.  
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      Good info to me even. Cliff you can delete my story n junk. Most people don’t know me round here anymore n for sure the humor of life is of no interest. Under stand only want the facts mama. Just the facts. 😎 I endeavor to persevere.  Beef!   
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      These aren't campsites to bring your Ranger fiberglass or decked-out Lund into. They're better fitted for smaller 14-16 ft alum boats, something you can drag on shore. Though i'm sure you can figure out how to secure something bigger. Cliff is right, most have sandy/pebble shorelines to pull a smaller boat onto. Almost all of them are well-protected from the prevailing WSW wind. You're gonna get wakes rolling into shore from passing boats, though, as it's a pretty well traveled section of the lake.
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