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fishcanoe

Long Island to Oak Point Report

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I was out trolling on Friday 8/1/08 on a tip from a friend that there was walleye and bass to be had. I tried trolling depths 15-20' over weeds with Rapala Tail Dancers. I've never trolled out there before so I'm a nubie. I found some weeds, but they were scarce. We had no hits at all. Fished until 8:30 - probably should have stayed longer. There were some other boats in the area. Some were trolling the channel in deeper water, others were nearer to shore - I think going for bass.

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Dave

A person can usually pick up a few fish out there.. Tail Dancers arent my usually bait.. More so Thunderstick Juniors or Rapala Husky jerk-baits.

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I've had some nice success with the Taildancers on inland lakes (BWCAW). They are great for hitting a specific depth. I haven't had a chance to try them too much on the big lake.

What kind of speed are you trolling at Jim, during this time of year for walleye's?

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Somedays, usually after fronts and such, I am down at the 1.8 range with cranks (Today for example). But during stable weather I am cranking anywhere from 2.0 to 3.0. But, the sweet spot usually is 2.0 to 2.2 for me.

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