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6/14/2013 Fishing Report

What a difference a year makes. The spring never sprung and my travel schedule has kept me on the road instead on the water. When I started fishing, it has been non-stop with guide clients.

The fishing has been very good the past week and is getting better with each summer like day. There are fish in a variety of places. They seem to be hungry and hitting many different presentations.

The best walleye bite I have found for numbers would be on the humps in the main parts of the lake. These are off shore structure that normally are July and August hot spots. My best luck has been between 15 and 18 feet of water. Slip Bobbers with plain hook or Nuckle Ball jigs tipped with leeches has been the best.

Another good number bite would be pulling spinners in the back bays. Berkley Flicker Rigs of just about any color tipped with a half of crawler or a Gulp! Kill’r Crawler has taken many limits for us this past week. Stay just outside the old weed line. 8 to 10 feet of water seems to be the best.

The last good bite for Walleye is not so much for numbers of fish, but for larger one. Casting crankbaits and soft plastics to shallow windswept shore lines has been incredible with the right conditions. If there is no wind or if the sun is out, forget this. The water is gin clear and we can see bottom in ten feet of water in some areas of the lake. That makes fishing shallow a tough go. #5 Flicker Shads and Shad Raps in all colors have been the most consistent crankbaits. For soft plastic, try the Berkley Ripple Shad or the Havoc Beat Shad. Both have been producing well.

As for areas of the lake to try, I have caught fish from one end of the lake to the other. Pelican Lake is the go to spot this time of year, but is crowded with anglers and the pike seem to be out of control there. The Walleye are big, but you have to catch 20 pike for each eye some days. The Minnewaukon Flats have turned out some nice eaters. East Devils Lake has been a pleasant surprise for me this spring. I have caught numbers of fish in Brown Bay and found nicer sized walleye in the main parts of East Devils Lake.

Now that the season in going full guns, there will be regular reports. My apologies for the delay in getting started this spring.

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