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So is it possible to catch walleyes from shore this time of year near inlets and such? there is a private lake im a member of near Superior that has a pretty good inlet... the water flows in at a pretty good rate and ive heard the fish stack up there when they spawn. i dont know, but i know there are walleyes in the lake-- but ive never tried for them yet. so is it too early to give it a try? i was thinking of heading out there at night and throwing Rapalas and tipped jigs. Im no walleye fisherman, so im not real educated on thier patterns..if any of you know or might have any ideas im all..well, ears...
 

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It is not too early so give it a try. In addition to that inlet I'd try any rip-rap areas along the dam or any rocky/gravelly points that receive wind+ wave action. Let us know how it goes. Ed
 

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Jigs and twister tails work this time of year too. Take plenty, you will probably loose a bunch. Slowly bounce them off the bottom as you reel in. When you feel more "weight" than usual, set the hook.
 

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Rottal-If you catch a bunch of 10 lber's you have to invite everyone here on the board to fish this "private" lake ::) Ed
 

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Last fall, late october, I was fishing juniata reservoir in western colorado. I got there at 4:00 in the morning and was fishing a shallow cove that drops off quickly as it gets to the main lake. I was throwing a rattletrap and noticed when I was bringing the thing out of the water a fish would jump at it. I knew the fish was large, but I didn't know what it was because it was pitch black outside. So I tied on a large popper and threw it parallel to the bank and started ripping it across the surface. Low and behold I caught a 20" walleye. Until 6 am when the sun rose, I caught 8 walleye that way, 3 of them were 20" or greater. And that is pretty close to the best walleye fishing I've ever had. That was also the first time I caught eyes at night.
 

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Ok folks, im heading out tonight to try this deal of fishing for walleyes from the shore...looks like ill be solo too since my usual fishing partner wimped out...kids and wife, or some nonsense like that. i scouted it out earlier and the inlet is running way high, and current appears to be almost non existant (at least from the surface.) there is a pretty good drop off though, and the bottom is mostly gravel and larger rocks. i didnt take a water temp reading, but i would think its at least in the 40s. i dont know, it looked like it might hold some walleyes to me..or at least a trout or two. im arming myself with an assortment of diving plugs and rattletraps, and also rigging another rod for jigs. i wanted to get some minnows to tip them with, but i didnt manage to get any today...maybe ill pick up some crawlers.

well ill let you guys know how it went. if i dont catch anything at least ill get a chance to stand out in the dark and see how much copenhagen i can spit in the water...
 

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Ed Marcol said:
Rottal-If you catch a bunch of 10 lber's you have to invite everyone here on the board to fish this "private" lake ::) Ed
ill keep that in mind lol

thanks
 
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