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fishermatt

What's working for you right now mid-summer?

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We've been lindy rigging deeper structure (25-30 feet) with 1/2 oz sinker, 4-5 foot leader, plain hook with maybe a colored bead, using leeches and crawlers. Not getting a ton of fish, but the ones that bite just clobber it. 27 1/2, 26 1/2 and a 22 last time out. What's working good for you right now?

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I'm still fishing in the cabbage with gulp still or right on the edge of the cabbage you get alot of sunnies rock bass and then wam a walleye. I might have to start looking deeper though i've been fishing around 14 to 16 feet.

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I've been on a dynamite shallow (1'-4') bite for the past month, slowed down as of late, but I think it's just the calm before the storm....

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Fishing shallow cover and riggin' mid-lake structure.

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Been a while since I was after walleyes, but am going next week and it will be 100% crankbaits and planer boards. Getting to be a really good time of year for that bite on lots of lakes.

I've been fishing a lot with my kid who just turned 5 years old, and right now he mostly wants to cast. And cast and cast and cast. We've been doing a lot of fishing around the metro for things like bass and panfish and pike ..... and every so often I get the muskie gear out too grin But next week we're going trolling for walleyes grin

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But next week we're going trolling for walleyes grin

Keep him on the right path PJ. wink

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We're going to Tonka today, he wants to throw spinnerbaits, rattle baits and scum frogs confusedcrazysleepwhistlegrin

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doh!!

For punishment you better get him on a rod with a Deep Diver Reef Runner on the end trolling about 2.5mph and tell him to hold on.....no rod holder for you!

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I've got over 100 Reef Runners and he's got all the colors and names memorized, so I'm gonna cut him a little slack for now and hope he grows out of this casting phase grin

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ive been gettin em on the edge of weeds in 12' of water 1 hour before sunset on a jig tipped with a leech

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Out of the casting phase? I'm crying already.

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Out of the casting phase? I'm crying already.

Problem is he likes casting bass baits. So we spend a lot of time fishing in bass spots. I even did some texas-rigging with a tube jig for a while today grin

It wasn't all bad though --- we had a ton of action from bass and pike and panfish, and my kid even caught an 18" walleye on a rattle trap today.

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I'm gonna cut him a little slack for now and hope he grows out of this casting phase grin

Is that kind of like when some little boys go through a phase where they play with dolls until they figure out GI Joe is what they are supposed to play with? grinrotflol.gif

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The word of the day is Spinners! They're going on the spinner/crawler rigs now.

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I just got 2 limits in 2 days with my friend and my dad. we got all of them on Lindy rigs 1/4 ounce bullet weight with a red orange or chartreuse hook in 8-14 feet. We had one real nice midday bite last Sunday at about 2:30 clouds rolled in and we just nailed a bunch of nice ones.

Later,

Ryan

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