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I did not go out early this morning. I needed to talk with the painting contractor working on my house.

I left the marina at 9:15 intent on trolling for walleye. I marked many fish suspended at 14/15 feet. I decided to use information posted by Powerdive and by Mike Worley and flatlined a number 8 Storm Thundercrank -

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- on 115 feet of PowerPro 10/2 line. The bait ran right at 18 feet deep. I wanted it just below the suspended baitfish.

I fished cedar stickups in 24 to 28 feet of water on a shelf flat that adjoins the river channel. This meant the bait was periodically nicking and bouncing off tree limbs.

I caught a 19 inch walleye on my second pass and a 26 inch, 5 and 1/2 pound fish on the fourth.

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On the sixth pass I was hit by a third fish.

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29 and 1/2 inches, ten pounds even.

I quit then. I figured it would be vain and greedy to try a close out the limit. I was back at the marina at 11:15.

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I did not go out early this morning. I needed to talk with the painting contractor working on my house.

I left the marina at 9:15 intent on trolling for walleye. I marked many fish suspended at 14/15 feet. I decided to use information posted by Powerdive and by Mike Worley and flatlined a number 8 Storm Thundercrank -

post-3165-13110995145083_thumb.jpg

- on 115 feet of PowerPro 10/2 line. The bait ran right at 18 feet deep. I wanted it just below the suspended baitfish.

I fished cedar stickups in 24 to 28 feet of water on a shelf flat that adjoins the river channel. This meant the bait was periodically nicking and bouncing off tree limbs.

I caught a 19 inch walleye on my second pass and a 26 inch, 5 and 1/2 pound fish on the fourth.

post-3165-13110997764147_thumb.jpg

On the sixth pass I was hit by a third fish.

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29 and 1/2 inches, ten pounds even.

I quit then. I figured it would be vane and greedy to try a close out the limit. I was back at the marina at 11:15.

Who. Nice job! Rps, how do you troll this deep diver without constantly getting hung up. I seem to lose a bunch of lures trolling.

Glenn

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Randy....You're starting to pizz me off.... LOL.....(you know i'm kidding).... Nicely Done !! And you have alot of guts using that tiny line, but it sure seemed to work !

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@glennL - I do get hung up. Some days alot, other days just some. I back the boat up to the far side of the hang, put on a glove, and exert a steady pull until the hooks bend out or the line breaks. Half the time I get the bait back. As a result I have a very large number of cranks, and Bass Pro and Cabelas send me the fancy hard bound catalogs.

@Martin - The 10/2 Power Pro probably tests out at twice its rating. If I were to switch to 15/4, I would have to carry a strong young man in the boat to break me off when I got hung up.

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Nice job rps. You're becoming a witch on the upper end walleye. It's been fun to follow along on your reports over the last few summers. You definitely have figured some things out on how to find them and get them to bite.

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