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Bluealumacraft41
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3/19/15 8:11 AM CST
Heading down to snag island, got my hott bait!

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3/19/15 6:49 AM CST
Fished an hour or 2 and had 1 male and this 28" pre spawn female. Both fish clearly hooked inside the mouth. Had one follow right up to my feet, missed one, and felt my bait bump one. Lure size was critical to get the bait in the zone. Everyone behaved pretty civil but really not that crowded yet.

PeteJonson
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3/19/15 6:02 AM CST
Hey stien are both boat landings open now? It si s bit of a drive for me and dont want to waist my time and gas if there not yet earlyer report said boats were up there. if you or any one elce could let me know today that would be great.

thanks Pete

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3/19/15 5:41 AM CST
Not sure if the "hey stoner" comment was directed at me, if so re read my post I didn't say a thing about wading. I was referring to the "walleye deck". I used to wade down there by the island so nothing for me to be jealous of, and I certainly wouldn't be jealous of that at all to begin with, nothing like snagging a 25 inch walleye in a 15 mph current........ And for the record yes id like to see the refuge line extend from the corner of the mill to the tip of the point. Then nobody can fish the Rapids and there wouldn't be any snagging. I would say there would be no complaining but I'm sure we could find something to bicker about..... Oh by the way pounded the fish the last 2 days Jigging and casting assorted plastics Smile

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3/19/15 3:25 AM CST
hey stoner do you mean the boats too, then I'm all for it. Or are you just jealous of the dedicated sportsman trying to legally catch a fish while wading

bertcolton
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3/19/15 1:01 AM CST
I completely agree, the walleye deck needs to be off limits for fisherman. There are plenty of other places to fish. People need to understand that if you throw that fish off and the water level is low enough, that fish could hit the rocks and die, it could die from that drop regardless. I myself in the past week watched people dragging fish from the end of the deck across the ice snagged in the back just to release it. Please if your going to fish up there be a responsible fisherman and bring a net. Don't ruin a great thing for everybody else doing it right.

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3/18/15 11:09 PM CST
That walleye deck needs to be off limits, buddy said there people just throwing the fish off the deck to release them, what a joke, how can anyone think that's ok. These fish are going to be stressed enough the way it is, especially females preparing to spawn.. Some people.... Smh

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3/18/15 10:57 PM CST
I took a drive to voyager to see what was going on. I took a couple of rods along, just in case. There are no locks open, so there's not a lot of current. Ice along shoreline out about 30'from voyager downstream. Water is fairly clean, I could see my jig about 2 1/2' down. I fished from the "Walleye Deck" from 4 to 6pm. I caught nothing. I saw 2 walleye and 4 or 5 whitefish snagged. Nothing "Caught".

There was about a dozen boats out. I didn't see any action from them, other than a snagged whitefish. I talked with several guys coming in; Pretty slow. Minnows worked early (7am). Most fish are small males, but there are some females being caught There is one dock in place at Foxpoint landing.

Personal Opinion: We need rain/snow so they open some locks, to get some current flowing. This area got about 1/2 of its normal snowfall this winter. I don't think "Up North" was any better. A good current works like a magnet, drawing the fish right up to the dam, otherwise, fish will be scattered all over the place. BUT, if they open one or two locks, that will generate current breaks, where the fish find it easier to hang out around.

At this point in the "Run", I think we're easily a week from things heating up. At that time I will be in my boat.

BTW; At 6pm there were probably 15/20 people fishing the island. On the deck area everyone was cordial. I didn't see any "Snagging Devices". The real problem is that at certain times of the run, that shoreline area is thick with fish and it's hard NOT to snag fish, Which is why they should have made that area part of the refuge. IMHO

~~~><> jonwalleye <><~~~

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bertcolton
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3/18/15 10:49 PM CST
I just want to say for all the people on here accusing others of being on the island intentionally snagging, not everybody over there is just there to snag. I've been over there twice, both time with rapalas trying to land a trophy walleye. Second i have not seen one person down there using just a plain treble hook to snag fish. Im sure they are down there but credit needs to be given to those who are trying to land a walleye the legal way.

Huntfish01
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3/18/15 7:56 PM CST
Was out last week Friday off the deck couple guys other than me they said they had 2 eyes but I haven't been on the shore hoping to go Friday guys seem to do well at night time on the boats my buddy said their was a couple guys down there the other day I don't know though if you want to make the trip its up to you if you go good luck to you I myself would still wait a couple more days yet but that's just me

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Pointer Eye Slayer
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3/18/15 7:45 PM CST
Hunt fish, have you already been out off of the island? Are females in there already? I have a decent drive to get there so just curious if it pays to go this weekend. Thanks!

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3/18/15 7:42 PM CST
Treeshark if you want to get some nice eyes at voyager go over by the dam near the walleye deck and that shoreline and crankbaits are the key we use rapalas from # 5 to #7 shad raps or any rattle traps to but the run is starting fast so go get yourself a trophy eye Big Smile

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3/18/15 6:17 PM CST
My question is, if I have to fish from shore this year (probably off the park), and I want to catch (not snag), what method do most use?

I usually use a jig with a ringworm/twister for casting and a Wolf River Rig soaking a shiner.

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3/18/15 12:52 PM CST
fished yesterday 630-11am and was alot better first part of the morning until Gale winds decided I had to fish the other side of the river and only used 1/4 oz jigs with minnows n stingers ice is gone just little left on shoreline and water temp was 40.9 when I left and 39. when we launched. GOOD FISHING

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3/18/15 9:59 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Got out fishing last night for the first time this season from 9pm-12:30. The action was not hot and heavy, but we got a few walleyes casting #10 husky jerks. The fish we got were males. The current flow was pretty slow for now, but I'm sure it will pick up in the next few days.

For this spring I am offering a special for $150 half day trips out on the Fox for 1-3 people. Included in that I am also booking night time trips for people who are looking for their best chance of catching a trophy!

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