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Best Early October Trip for MN Walleyes

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Looking to take a 3-4 day weekend trip during the first two weeks of October for fall MN walleyes. What area and/or lakes and nearby resorts top your list for that time of year? We prefer jigging and lindying. Thanks in advance for your input!!!

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Although I'm a diehard Winnie/Cutfoot guy, honestly, Lake of the Woods is nothing short of phenomenal, especially IF the shiners have come in to the Gap/4-mile Bay/River area. If you hit it just right, and the big girls have moved in to feed, you may never catch as many trophy fish in your lifetime!!

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TO,

I've seen you mention the Federal Dam area several times on this board. I also fish up in Portage Bay quite a bit in the fall, but usually am after muskies and don't have much experience with the walleye and perch bite this time of year.

Next weekend I'm taking a friend up there who hasn't fished much before. We'll fish some muskies, but I'd also like to find a little more action with a few walleye or perch.

Would you mind offering a little advice? I'm not looking for specific spots, just a few tips on getting started so I can keep my fishing partner interested. Is there a certain depth to look for or are the fish scattered? What presentation and bait should I start with?

Is it as simple as fishing the breakline just outside the bouys at federal dam with all the other boats?

Any advice would help! Thanks.

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TO,

I've seen you mention the Federal Dam area several times on this board. I also fish up in Portage Bay quite a bit in the fall, but usually am after muskies and don't have much experience with the walleye and perch bite this time of year.

Next weekend I'm taking a friend up there who hasn't fished much before. We'll fish some muskies, but I'd also like to find a little more action with a few walleye or perch.

Would you mind offering a little advice? I'm not looking for specific spots, just a few tips on getting started so I can keep my fishing partner interested. Is there a certain depth to look for or are the fish scattered? What presentation and bait should I start with?

Is it as simple as fishing the breakline just outside the bouys at federal dam with all the other boats?

Any advice would help! Thanks.

Send me an e-mail before Wednesday afternoon and I'll get you rolling.

tight-line@hotmail.com

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TO,

Would you be willing to share a little info with me too? I was up there the same time frame as you last October but didn't have anywhere near the success you had. My family and I are heading back this year from October 9th through the 18th.

Thanks,

FishingPops

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TO,

Would you be willing to share a little info with me too? I was up there the same time frame as you last October but didn't have anywhere near the success you had. My family and I are heading back this year from October 9th through the 18th.

Thanks,

FishingPops

Sure, I can try to help. Send me an e-mail to address above.

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We are heading up to rainy river this weekend anyone have any information on how the fishing has been?

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