08-03-2003, 10:10 AM
The Walleye bite is still very good.Fish the points off the Islands and you will catch fish.They were in 12-25ft. of water.Nightcrawlers out performed the leeches this year,we dont use minnows to hard to keep alive this time of year.We could of caught 15-17in fish all day but were always looking for the big boys.The biggest walleye went 27in but caught alot over slot.We had one of our best years on smallmouth also,the biggest went 18.5in.The northerns were hard to come by with the low water and hardly any weed beds.We caught them usually when we were fishing for walleye.One of the guys did catch a nice 41.5in 18lb northern in about 3ft of water next to a rock pile.I cant wait to get back up there next year.
Catch and Release the Big Ones so somebody else has a chance to catch there DREAM FISH.
Iowa Team Tonnage
08-13-2003, 05:32 PM
We just got back from Lac Seul too on 8/9, we caught tons of Walleyes too most of them being over the slot or in the slot and the worms and minnows were the bait of choice. Leeches just didn't produce that well this year. We also caught alot of smalleys for the first time. The Northerns were hard to come by due to low water but we did manage to hook into a 10.4 pounder in 30 feet of water while jigging for Walleyes. All in all it was still a good year of fishing. Already counting down the days til next year
08-13-2003, 06:03 PM
dan, got back late july (ear falls area). never thought i'd run away from 15"-17" walleye, but we did. i cannot imagine how many we would have caught if we had really set down on them. we also chased the larger guys. wonder how big they will be next year????
Don't know where you were but wasn't it great!!!!!!!!
We found if it wasn't a minnow a little cleo killed them.
I about bought Fleet Fard out of Power bairs but didn'd get maybe 10 small fish on them.
At Eexpanse lake I emptied my tackle box of old stuff. Even passed stuff to other boat
just to get rid of it. Probably got 100+ fish and here was the largest northerns also
We feel after 20 + years thsi was our best trip. We are also older