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Old 08-23-2008, 12:13 PM
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I was talking to guy at at work that claimed he has caught walleye in a 100fow. I'm not talking suspended over 100 ft either. He was talking the fish was 100 ft deep during the open water season. This is the first I have heard of walleyes being this deep and it got me wondering what the deepest water you guys have caught walleyes from?
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:26 PM
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I've caught them on bottom 75' down on a number of occassions fishing Erie.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:45 PM
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I have caught them in 65'+ on Rainy Lake several times.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:47 PM
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My buddy caught one 90 ft down on a down rigger in lake huron.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:07 PM
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Around 100', when I hit the bottom while downrigging for salmon. Yes, walleye do hit flasher/squid combinations.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:05 PM
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On Lake Oahe I marked fish at 90 feet, on the bottom, I fished for them and they were small walleyes. Of course, bringing them up from that depth proved fatal to them. Consequently I got off them and looked elsewhere.

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Old 08-27-2008, 08:15 AM
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Over 60ft on down riggers with husky jerks on Namikan. Stopped fishing them as they were slot fish and it was evident that the only result was going to be a dead fish I could not keep anyway. Pulled the riggers.

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Old 08-27-2008, 03:04 PM
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We used to fish in 120 feet in February and March at Lake Roosevelt in Washington using 3/4 oz. jigs. As stated previously, you hade to keep most of the fish as it was fatal so we quite fishing this way but I see people out in those deep holes every spring.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:00 PM
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I was talking to guy at at work that claimed he has caught walleye in a 100fow. I'm not talking suspended over 100 ft either. He was talking the fish was 100 ft deep during the open water season. This is the first I have heard of walleyes being this deep and it got me wondering what the deepest water you guys have caught walleyes from?

I used to catch them near Kettle Falls, WA ...in Roosevelt Lake, as deep as 105' of water -vertical jigging in late February.

Now...I haven't tried that for years.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:39 PM
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On Erie east basin it is common in late summer to see walleye 75+. I've taken them off riggers 110' down over 140' looking for lakers off the mountain near the NY/PA border. 10 colors lead core with a 4 oz snap weight is a common walleye set up at this time of year here.
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