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walleyes in dishpans?

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where would you look for walleyes in a dish pan lake with no weeds at all, limited rocks and 3 huge sand bars?? ive been trolling spinners and rapalas with no previal but good hits.... also the lake is shallow 10 foot max, water clarity of 2 feet and temp is 80..

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there are some dandy eyes in there in upwards of 9-10 lbs..

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fish early morning and late evening

try leeches and crawlers on a lindy rig with a red of chart. bead with a red or chart hook and a 2 foot leader.

but first off you should motor around the whole lake and see where there are changes in the bottom and where you mark fish.

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We got a lake like that here. Get the baits away from the boat, rods straight up. Fish what you can find for structure, sometimes the windblown shore. When you catch one open its gut and find out what its eating. Good Luck.

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sounds like every lake in the cottonwood area!! Shallow, mud, maybe a point or two...

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where would you look for walleyes in a dish pan lake with no weeds at all, limited rocks and 3 huge sand bars?? ive been trolling spinners and rapalas with no previal but good hits.... also the lake is shallow 10 foot max, water clarity of 2 feet and temp is 80..

First and foremost, I'd locate the schooling bullheads or whatever the primary food source is. I'd also ask the local farmers where, if any, tiles are fed into the lake. Focus on those areas after a fresh rainfall.

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i see random balls through out the water cloum sometimes on the fish finder... any idea what those are?

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Schools of young bullheads? They often school in tight bals in open water. I've done well pulling crank up in the water column through the clouds of bullies.

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With the low water clarity, fishing during the would also work will. Use in-line planer boards to get your out to the side of the boat. Also baits that may give off a little rattle or moe noise may being more action. And yes speed up your pace. If your not using planer boards, go as fast as your baits will allow. Don't worry walleye can fish faster then you think, 4-5mph may seem to fast, but they can catch up quickly to grab a bait. Snap trolling also works well this time of year. they still have to feed in shallow lakes.

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