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  1. I just wanted to thank everyone that has jumped in here with tips. Please keep them comming.
  2. I haven't tried the river lately, for obvious reasons, I have seen some nice eater size walleye come out of BC and I can't for the life of me figure out where to find them. Several guys have told me it is a tough lake to fish for walleye unless someone shows or tells you where to go. I don't know if that is true, but I can't seem to locate any good eaters. We were in Canada last year and my 8y/o loved the walleye. He is wanting to catch one so bad he can taste it, no pun intended, so we live in Ankeny area and it is an easy trip. We have a map, we have tried jigging, lindy rigs, bottom bouncers, and some cranks. We have only picked up small walleye (11in) and crappie. I was hoping someone would have a little insight as to where they are laying this time of year. Thanks
  3. I would like to know if anyone can help me. I have been trying to catch some eating size walleye at Big Creek with my three boys and all I can seem to find is 11" fish. Can anyone give me some tips or an area that produces a little larger fish. We just want a couple of eaters, we will leave plenty of fish. Thanks for any help.
  4. Is anyone finding any decent sized walleye on Big Creek this fall? I am having trouble finding anything but 12-13 inchers. How deep and what are they biting on. I don't expect anyone to give away a hotspot or anything, but I would like to know if anyone is catching them and an approximate location or depth. I am trying to gain the interest of my 10 and 8 year old boys and they are discouraged when we can't bring anything home. Thanks for any info.
  5. If you are still sending these out I would like to give it a try. Thanks. [email protected]
  6. Is anyone having any luck at Saylorville or Big Creek Lakes? If so, what are biting? I have a week of vacation next week and I was thinking of fishing one of these lakes (or any other lake within an hour of the Des Moines area) with my three sons. They are all under 11 so I am hoping for some fast action from something (anything) to hold their attention. I would like to catch some decent fish if possible. If anyone has any ideas let me know. Tight lines! Thanks
  7. Thanks for the info, I just wanted to get out with the kids and catch a few. My boys are a little young to do any pheasant hunting yet so I thought we might catch a few over the weekend. I guessed the lakes would be scarcely fished with the start of hunting season and I thought we might find a great honey hole to keep their attention.
  8. I was going to try and get out and do a little fishing next weekend, 29 & 30 of Oct and I was wondering if anyone has done any good on Big Creek, Saylorville, or Badger Creek lately. I was going to go today, Sunday, but the weather was just to unstable and I didn't think it would be a good trip. I am fishing with 3 boys under 11, so we are just looking for some action from any type of fish. Thanks for any tips or ideas. Tight lines.
  9. Thanks, thats what we have been doing, I was hoping the(wipers) were spending some time in an area. Last year we fished several weekends in a row in the marina and caught tons of wipers somewhere between 12 & 16 inches long and the kids had a blast. They were reeling them in almost every cast. I was hoping they were schooled up and easy to find. As far as walleye, the only ones we have caught out there were early in the morning with rattle traps around the point that comes out of the marina on the north side. Straight across the lake from the marina there is a little cove, just to the south of that there is a nice point that sometimes hold walleye. We have had our best luck following the channel, casting for lg mouth bass and pick some up that way on crankbaits. Over by the tire reef is usually a good area. I have caught pike in Saylorville in the spring, but I have no idea where they are after that. Thats about all I know on Saylorville, I think sometimes it is a tough lake to fish.
  10. I would like to take my 3 boys out to Saylorville to let them catch some of the stripers, do you have a suggestion on where we can find them? Last year we did pretty well right in the marina, but that is all changed around,(for the better) I don't think I can get my boat back to the spillway with the water being as low as it is. I would like to take them out Sunday morning and let them catch some fish. If you have any tips for walleye out there we would love to find them as well. I haven't been very lucky with walleye this year out there. Any tips on either would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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