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Walleye morning 8-21 - excellent for numbers

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Trolled flicker shad and had doubles 4 times (just me in boat) 17 eyes, 3 green carp and one pig of a catfish that fought like a wet dishrag (aka walleye fight). This in 2.5 hours. 

Only one 17" keeper... So let it live to fight another day. 

Once the bottom bouncers saw I was catching eyes on a 150 - 200 foot troll 5 of them were kind enough to hog in and prevent further trolling... They were at least 1/4 mile away. 

It was fun though that while trolling between them (for 20 mins till it became impossible) in the area I had been fishing alone for two hours they caught nothing while I pulled them from behind their boats... Not worth the aggravation for sub legal but the numbers were fun. 

They were also wanting it fast... Over 3mph or they would not bite... Might explain why bb didn't do much good. 

Fish were not on bait... 13 fow on very specific structure. 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Walleye said:

Once the bottom bouncers saw I was catching eyes on a 150 - 200 foot troll 5 of them were kind enough to hog in and prevent further trolling... They were at least 1/4 mile away.

I woulda kept trolling right past them, glad you did too. I've had that happen while trolling for walleye and crappie. They're not polite about it, so why should you be?

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Hey its not my lake... But if a guy is on a troll it's a bit rude to come bb on it from a considerable distance. 

It's not as if they didn't pull up and see me fishing this stretch for an hour... 

But I guess the only way they can find them is to... 

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36 minutes ago, Bgctrading said:

Will your trolling motor pull you 3 plus mph or do you use the big motor? I have an 80lb xi5 on a 17 ft alum and can only get 2.7

2.2 - 2.4 is easy on my 80lb Ulterra. At 2.6 I start the big motor (90 hp Etec on a 16.5 Lund) and leave the troller down. At 2.8 I pull up the troller. Try it and fine tune for your rig.

 

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