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Decent Morning On The Upper End


Martin

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My old tournament pard and I hit the water at Viney about 8:00 a.m....(lol) (RPS had probably already fished for 2 1/2 hours by then). We were after those elusive walleyes. We took a ride upstream towards the state line and tried a couple of places. We were whacking the bass and big bluegills, but no eyes. FINALLY, after dinking around at every depth from 15 to 30 feet, I mentioned that the latest reports (think rps) had the walleyes feeding shallower. We reluctantly went in and fished the 9 to 12 foot depths. We banged 3 keeper walleyes in about 45 minutes after we had gone shallow. Pard had a 18 1/2 incher, then a beautiful 22 incher, and I finally stabbed a 19 1/2 incher. By then it was noon, getting hot, our crawlers were down to small, skinny rascals, so we headed in. We were using a regular old bottom bouncer sinker, and crawler harness. My harnesses had 2 hooks each and I think that's what Scott was using also. I'll try and post a photo of the rigs if anybody is interested. The main difference in my rig from rps's rig is: I use more weight, and a different configuration. I like rps' bullet weight, but I'm stubborn, and all I had handy was the bottom bouncer, so that's what I tried. We also were pulling these contraptions at .9 to 1.3 mph, which is somewhat faster then rps, but, it's a different day, with different wind. My hat is off to rps for giving us the depth to try after all our USUAL depths struck out. Great forum. Lots of info.

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Today was my drive into Rogers and run errands for my wife day. I'm really glad you were able to find a few eyes, especially since it included a 22 inch fish. I may sneak out in the morning for a short day. If not I'll try Sunday.

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My old tournament pard and I hit the water at Viney about 8:00 a.m....(lol) (RPS had probably already fished for 2 1/2 hours by then). We were after those elusive walleyes. We took a ride upstream towards the state line and tried a couple of places. We were whacking the bass and big bluegills, but no eyes. FINALLY, after dinking around at every depth from 15 to 30 feet, I mentioned that the latest reports (think rps) had the walleyes feeding shallower. We reluctantly went in and fished the 9 to 12 foot depths. We banged 3 keeper walleyes in about 45 minutes after we had gone shallow. Pard had a 18 1/2 incher, then a beautiful 22 incher, and I finally stabbed a 19 1/2 incher. By then it was noon, getting hot, our crawlers were down to small, skinny rascals, so we headed in. We were using a regular old bottom bouncer sinker, and crawler harness. My harnesses had 2 hooks each and I think that's what Scott was using also. I'll try and post a photo of the rigs if anybody is interested. The main difference in my rig from rps's rig is: I use more weight, and a different configuration. I like rps' bullet weight, but I'm stubborn, and all I had handy was the bottom bouncer, so that's what I tried. We also were pulling these contraptions at .9 to 1.3 mph, which is somewhat faster then rps, but, it's a different day, with different wind. My hat is off to rps for giving us the depth to try after all our USUAL depths struck out. Great forum. Lots of info.

I for one would be interested in the walleye rig you use since I am still learning the Ozarkian techniques of fishing on TR. Thanks very much!

God is my Pilot! I'm just riding "shotgun".

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Powerdive...We were close to what some people call, "Mikeys Hump"....lol...Bimmer, I'll try and get a photo up either tonight or tomorrow. Still baby sitting grandkids, so, my free time is an unknown....lol

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That's the place! It's 10 1/2 feet deeper then usual now....We never did actually fish your shallow bar, but we were not far away...

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