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Unusual catch on topwater...

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I work at a clinic, and one of the radiologists I work with told me he was fishing for muskies using a Top Raider off his dock on Wopagasset lake in Wisconsin...he caught a 31" walleye! Said it smacked the topwater in 14"FOW. Said he has a picture, and will bring it in tomorrow. How cool is that?

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That is cool. I've never experienced it but the muskie hunters on Mille Lacs can tell you all kinds of stories about that type of bite, especially when dark out.

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Now that is very interesting! Never would've believe walleys would hit topwaters.

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I've never seen it, but I can believe it will happen. Had to be fun though.

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I've seen it in shallow water during the fall frog run. Twitching cranks on the surface works great. Saw one caught on a hula popper on a shoreline at night.

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I pulled out some nice eyes earlier this season that had been tipped off to me by a friend bass fisherman. He was running some skitters and got tangled up with some real nice walleyes.

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I do hear the stories if friends casting docs with bass rigs hitting walleyes by accident. They do like frogs!

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yeah they like frogs, I caught a 25" eye a few years ago in pads with a soft plastic frog buzzed on the surface for bass after dark.

Also was fishing with a guy this summer that caught a walleye on a rebel popper.

And I got this walleye a few weeks ago, it his a 10" believer on the shallow eye and I was reeling it in like a topwater wobbler on the surface and this walleye crushed it less than 10ft from me! Most beat up, skinny, ugly walleye I've seen but it was 29.5".

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I have several muskie baits thats boated a walleye, 1 a 9" dive& rise that landed me my best eye to date a 27" that hit at 1:30 in the afternoon. We have many more eyes follow to the boat a season that never eat to. We have also ha whole schools of perch chase baits in and watched a big gill come up and swat a cowgirl this spring.

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