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Down rigging and pulling spinners effective this week with lots of trophy walleyes in the mix. Good eater fish north of Garden Island around Crow Duck Island and Glen's Reef 16-22 feet and the West Bar in 14-22' pulling spinners.  Western reefs such as Archie's starting to heat u

18 Jun 2013 - food plots

so... if your an early bird your food plots would be in I'm guessing.. so... what did you do?

this year I had some corn (thanks spear foot) got that spread out last weekend in 2 separate plots. we'll see how it does.. I have never tried corn.. so maybe I have a new thing. 

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3-D Walleyes
By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson

It would be easy for anglers to fall victim to the notion that the watery world below is two-dimensional. The water's surface is flat.  Lake and river maps are flat.  Your sonar screen is flat.  But down below, the bottom consists of peaks and valleys just like the dry world above.

Changes in bottom contours are called structure and understanding how structure affects fish behavior is the key to angling success. The trick is to train our minds to translate two-dimensional images from a map, your sonar screen, or GPS into mental images with three dimensions. A technique called visualization can help you with this task.

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Twists to a Timeless Approach for Spring Walleyes
By Tom Neustrom

Some states have an official "Walleye Opener". It's circled on calendars in kitchen after kitchen. In equally as many states, though, "Opener" describes the second that the ice vanishes. Either way, I believe the ties to the tradition of the "Opener" are too strong.
 
Let me explain in an anecdote… Three generations of the Doe family get together on that hallowed weekend and cross their collective fingers that the walleyes will bite. No matter the weather. No matter what experts say about the lake. No matter nothing. They fish the same lake every year.  

Not that the relatives shouldn't get together and fish. But unless your lake oozes with spring walleyes, you're better off leaving the comfort of the cabin, putting the boat on the trailer and driving to a bite. 

That's not meant to be harsh. It's factual. And here are some tips for picking the right pond and putting a bend in your rod.

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