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Re: Metro Lakes: Dirty and Overfished
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99% of my walleyes come from the N Metro, only reason i go to the premier lakes is for a getaway with the buddies... I think the metro water (dont forget the sippi) get a bad rap because they are alot more difficult to fish And on the slot topic, I have some family that used to fish but cant anymore. So i enjoy cooking fish for them occasionally, I only keep fish under 20". I personally would like a 6 fish in the freezer rule but 4 fish daily limit. Not trying to piss anybody off just my preference

Posted on: 1/11 13:29:53
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Re: Looking to expand
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12/06/2016
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Also something ive found quite helpful since i bought my new lowrance is Insight Genesis Social maps. These are maps that have been made by fisherman and loaded online for download onto units. If you use navionics and find it to be off check out the lake on here to see if it has been mapped. It is extremely accurate and usually up to date. If you have a lowrance unit you can download the map and get bottom hardness, veg etc....

Do a google search on Insight Genesis and go to social maps...

Posted on: 2016/12/6 15:23
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Re: Looking to expand
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12/06/2016
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I drill all my holes right away and hole hop with a tip up set up shallow and work my way out deeper until dark, Then i set my shack up on my most productive hole and relax. But id like to hear what others do as well.

Posted on: 2016/12/6 14:32
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Re: Looking to expand
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12/06/2016
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I was in your same shoes two years ago. I was a river rat with little lake knowledge. I bounced around from lake to lake, targeting classic structure with very little fish to show for it.

Things became productive once i picked one lake and stuck with it. Research some lakes look at walleye numbers and pick 1 or 2. Learn the lake and you will catch fish...

For me, aside from early ice, i seem to do better with a dead stick (red hooked fathead) in the metro area. Also dont forget, as mentioned above, that alot of the Central MN lakes are stocked. I was told that these stocked fish dont always relate to the same structure as the fish in the big lakes up north. In the summer months i was catching walleyes trolling weed edges in 6ft of water, no where else... I came back to these locations in the winter and was very productive. Also timing is key in the metro. Dawn is always most productive for me.

Posted on: 2016/12/6 12:44
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