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River Walleyes

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I think I'll leave the lakes to the masses and open on the local river. Any good suggestions for baits, colors, action, etc. you'd use for walleyes?

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Can you be more specific? Where exactly are you thinking about going? There are some big differences between fishing Lake Pepin and fishing up by Brainerd.

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I'm going to be pulling spinners on the river looking for gravel areas above deep holes. I don't know much but this is what worked for me last year. Also will be casting some swimbaits around the sandbars and drops if there's no action on the spinners.

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I'm thinking about fishing the mouth of a small river that comes into the mississippi around little falls. There's also a good sized sand bar that goes from 2ft-10ft very quickly at the mouth and a small backwater that gets down to about 6 feet just to the north. The miss. isn't very deep in this area as the deepest holes around are less than 15ft.

Any ideas to try or suggestions??

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Should have been more specific. This is a small river in western Minnesota that is barely big enough for a 14' boat. I was think starting with a hammered gold spinner and a night crawler. Might hookup with a decent "cat" too. Thought I would bring fatheads and leaches and do some jigging by deeper holes, meaning a 5' deep depression. Rapalas have worked well also over the years.

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I'd say you're headed in the right direction, especially if you know something has worked well "over the years".

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If your planning on fishing the Brainerd area change your plans now. The river is aprox 3 to 5 fthigh right now and the landing is under water. The only other landing is the state park and if I remember, that wont be much fun either to try to land a boat.

Looks like ill be joining the masses on gull.

Enless it goes down in 3 days. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Duck

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It depends on the river and where in it you were planning to fish. Y0u have to give us a bit more info in order for us to help, ducker? It will depend on things like water levels, water clarity, are you going to fish a hole, or a run, or a ripple? Things like that? Please be more specific?

Tight Lines;

Uncle Kes

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