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A Bumpboard Day

  • Weekender
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    Southcentral MN
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    #2124687

    It was a great first day on the water today. I took my dad and brother out today and hit one of my favorite springtime lakes. The first hour started a bit slow along a weed edge, but then I went to another traditional springtime spot and we could see the walleyes swimming in 4ft to 5ft of water. Simply pitch the jig/minnow out ahead of them and often times it was game on. Sight fishing walleyes is something that will never get old!

    It was hard to find smaller fish, but we did put 7 in the box and released the rest. All fish today were from 18.5″ to 27″. Here’s the 4 biggest of the day which taped out at 25, 26.5. 26.5 and 27 (all cpr of course). Best “big fish” outing we’ve ever had on a local southcentral MN lake.

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    MX1825
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    #2124697

    WTG! AWESOME DAY! applause waytogo waytogo

    Rodwork
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    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 2459
    #2124700

    Congratulations and well done.

    BigWerm
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    SW Metro
    Posts: 7022
    #2124716

    Wow, nicely done sir! Beautiful day to be out too.

    Joe Jarl
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    SW Wright County
    Posts: 884
    #2124737

    Nice job!

    Jake Thelen
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    Medford, MN
    Posts: 56
    #2124753

    Now you gotta change your name to Weekdayer! Nice work!

    AK Guy
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    Posts: 537
    #2124754

    Great trip.

    Weekender
    Participant
    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2124759

    Was a super fun morning! First time I got to fish since last September. So that itch was a full-on rash! jester

    It’s nice having Sundays & Mondays off as your weekend. Only 1 other boat that was out for only 1.5hrs.

    So glad to be back at it!

    iowaboy1
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    Posts: 3274
    #2124760

    Awesome job!!!
    And gull dernet I didn’t get invited again!!

    Weekender
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    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2124762

    Don’t you have all kinds of these walleyes in Iowa? rotflol Just kidding IB1! grin

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    iowaboy1
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    #2124769

    Sure do!! We use those to catch them grass carp with a white spot on their tail!!!

    Weekender
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    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2124772

    HAHAHAHA!!!! Touché! jester

    ganderpike
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    Alexandria
    Posts: 513
    #2124775

    Intrigued by the thought of sight fishing them. How did you know they were walleye initially? If I saw a fish up shallow without seeing the white tail, I would assume pike or bass. Those southern lakes are intriguing.

    Weekender
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    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2124793

    We could see the white tips on the tails. Lots of carp in shallow too, but the white tips stood out in the clear water.

    It was a morning deal too. Once 10:30am hit (or so) they were mostly gone with the clear blue sky. If it were cloudy it would’ve been an all day bite I think. Some fish moved to the weeds after 10:30am

    FinickyFish
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    #2125362

    Never realized there were good numbers of walleyes this big in southern MN, other than the Cedar.

    Weekender
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    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2125690

    Never realized there were good numbers of walleyes this big in southern MN, other than the Cedar.

    This particular lake has quite a few larger fish in it right now. A few years ago there was many in the 16″ to 20″ range, but now they’re mostly 20″ to 27″ and I’m sure there’s a few that would surpass 28″.

    Weekender
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    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2126560

    Snuck out solo after work today. Not quite as good as the first outing, but very fun nonetheless!

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