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Last Post 10 Sep 2009 01:06 PM by
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10 Sep 2009 01:06 PM
What is your most sucessful tatic during this time? No you can't list gillnets and dynamite either. I have my best fishing at the mouths of tributaries and the first bluff or point in from the mouth. Burning swim baits or medium running cranks in natural bait fish colors.
11 Sep 2009 11:34 AM
We have good luck fishing deep points, and deep flats 30-40 foot. Now is the time to look for a spot on a spot too. Some times steep drop off's have cought fish as deep as 60-70 feet, but that is not the norm!
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11 Sep 2009 04:49 PM
I wish we had more deep lakes nearby. The average depth of the lakes near my home is probably 8-10'. Turnover is usually not a problem. Of course, there is Lk. Michigan just to the east! Unfortunatly, the walleye population is small(or nonexistent if you listen to the Il. DNR) Tom
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12 Sep 2009 04:29 PM
What's the overall water color in that lake? If it's muddy to stained or has some kind of color to it your in luck. Work the shoreline around cover or bottom transition areas (soft to hard). Theres a lake here in Ohio (Tappan) that is shallow and has color to the water and those tatics work year round on that lake. In the fall find the bait and you will find the walleye. Now getting them to hit my offering is another story.
17 Sep 2009 09:00 AM
Work the bottom and stay in contact with the bottom. Jigs would obviously work best for this. At this time of year we do less vertical jigging and try to leave the bait on the bottom as long as possible as we slowly drift. Rock-walkers and bottom bouncers with live bait are killers for us at this time of year. We hooked big walleye last weekend in less than ideal weathar (midday and no chop) using this method. Attached is proof...
19 Sep 2009 08:24 PM
Just got off the water couple hours ago. No luck on bottom but I could've been in the wrong area. Ended up trolling cranks, shallow on one side deep on other. Caught several bass no confirmed walleye though. Funny thing is the bite seems to be shutting down about an hour after dark. Other people coming off the lake said the same thing. Anybody else noticing anything like this ?
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