Nice Laker Marty
Nice job on those lakers and a 38"er is a dandy anytime.
If Marty was a true friend he would let you in on his little secret. It worked for me!
More importantly….wasn't this "musky madness week"? Gord needs to post something about the trials and tribulatons of this event?
He is probably still recovering from a hangover Andy…. If the weather was bad they probably spent the time at the local gin mill.
Hey, it takes time to come up with a decent post!
By the way, does anyone else feel somewhat depressed after reading the Professors fishing report?
Walleye update……the deep bite is now off. Reports of fish in 7 to 20 feet are rampant!
I didn't find the post depressing. I owe the professor a call, but your post is just a reminder. Things change. We caught plenty of walleyes in the 23"-27" class when we were up there, but they were in slightly shallower water then in the past. We rarely fished in that 35-45 foot depth. The magic number for us was around 31'. That's an indication they were already beginning to move shallower. Another pattern I have noticed over the past few years -The big walleyes seem to hang out in different areas then the "eaters". We had one spot over by Strawberry that we could hit for a short time and have our limit of eaters. However, we didn't catch a single big one in this location. However, there were other spots near Burnt Island that we hit that yielded nothing but big fish. We never spent much time in areas where we weren't marking large numbers of fish. If the fish were there in large numbers, they always seemed to be hungry.
The great thing is that something is always hitting somewhere on Eagle. That was a VERY nice laker that Marty caught. Some people could fish there whole life on this lake and never catch one like that. They have been coming up on a pretty regular basis the last few years. However this was a bite we didn't experience when we were up this fall.
Gord…Now that you mention it, I am feeling a bit depressed after reading this report. But that could change if my efforts to purchase a boat materialize on Sunday.
Hey Marty fantastic fish, thanks for the tips on how to fish for them Joe I'll keep that in mind when next I go to VBL. My wife and I are hoping to move to Vermilion Bay in the near future so I can take better advantage of the peace and quiet and the fishing although it was a tough week of fishing during Muskie Madness.
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