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Trolling has always been a good way for me to learn a lake. Sometimes I catch nice walleyes that way.

The lake was 78 degrees surface temp, calm, and almost completely empty of boats. Trolled for about three hours. The new Force tm does a great job.

The fist several runs, I ran the bait at 15' in 15 to 20' of water. After that I switched to 20' and ran it in 20 to 25' of water. What fish I marked were deeper, between 25 and 30 feet, and singles.

The fist hit was strong and the fish immediately started to take line. I tried to pretend it was a large hybrid bass or a record walleye, but I suspected the truth.

I finally landed this ugly gent. Just under 10 pounds.

That was the last hit as well.

 

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1 hour ago, rps said:

Trolling has always been a good way for me to learn a lake. Sometimes I catch nice walleyes that way.

The lake was 78 degrees surface temp, calm, and almost completely empty of boats. Trolled for about three hours. The new Force tm does a great job.

The fist several runs, I ran the bait at 15' in 15 to 20' of water. After that I switched to 20' and ran it in 20 to 25' of water. What fish I marked were deeper, between 25 and 30 feet, and singles.

The fist hit was strong and the fish immediately started to take line. I tried to pretend it was a large hybrid bass or a record walleye, but I suspected the truth.

I finally landed this ugly gent. Just under 10 pounds.

That was the last hit as well.

 

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               Neat Randy,

 Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.  I find flathead quite handsome. That is if you like the looks of a drill Sargent. 

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

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         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

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    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

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2 hours ago, rps said:

I finally landed this ugly gent. Just under 10 pounds.

That was the last hit as well.

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Nice flathead!  That's a great big net as well to make a 10lb cat look small. Sounds like you got a bit of exploring done.

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2 hours ago, Johnsfolly said:

Nice flathead!  That's a great big net as well to make a 10lb cat look small. Sounds like you got a bit of exploring done.

Yes, I use a very big net. It makes me feel powerful,.

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