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I have MEA this week and was planning on fishing in the Alexandria area. I was up on Miltona on Saturday and it seemed like there was a lot of traffic out there. Many walleye and musky fisherman. For me it was very slow; I put one 40 inch fish in the boat and that was it. Does anyone have any advice or input. I would be willing to head to West Battle or even Detroit Lake.

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Maybe you have different expectations when you go out, but putting one 40 inch fish in the boat is a good day to me. I guess if you didn't see any fish other than that one you can consider it a slow day. I would probably blame location on that though, if one of them was biting there's a chance a lot of them were biting in different areas. I've heard West Battle has been decent but that was a few weeks ago so who knows. Personally I'd stick to a body of water that I was fairly familiar with and you can key in on some structures that you already know are there, instead of having to go out looking for them.

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