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Does anyone know if Union really has any "descent" number of walleye? DOW says on its fishing report that they do, people that work there have NO clue. Yet I hear people say that they are out there, yet have never caught one or seen one caught. Same goes for bass. From what I have marked in this lake its all wiper, trout, and cats. Lack of structure, max depth 28' or so. I am sure that there are a few, but I am looking for more than a few. Anyone wanna comment?
 

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I cant honestly give you a proven answer, but i live right next to Union and have never seen walleyes caught there in any great number. It can be a tough lake to fish----the cover is sparse and shad are plentiful---- but if you cover it enough with sonar you would think that you would eventually mark walleye if they were there in force. anyone else have any input? ive only caught one there myself...about 18 inches or so on a shad rap.
 

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I have caught two at the most in any one fishing trip at Union. The largest was 19 inches. I did miss one that I thought was a few inches more. I was by myself and missed netting it in all the rush. Back then, I really didn't target the eyes and got lucky. I have tried to focus on them last year and had about the same results... just catching a few by luck. No rhyme nor reason, just another day in the fishing season.
By all regards, a tough lake for the eyes.
T-Fin
 

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I fished union about 12 times last year wipers yes cats yes trout yes walleye none. i keep binoculars in my boat and watch others boats alot never saw anyone else catch any either.
 

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Fished today, didnt see anyone catching anything, then about 5 I got a nice 22" bow on a lip-less crank, silver blue. The fish is on the grill as we speak, with some nice Oyster shrooms, lemon, and dill. Yum, anyway a guy was checking the temp as I was putting boat in, sidi it was 54 I think. Marked a total of maybe 8 fish all day, went all over the lake and couldnt locate jack! Where do most people find the wipers? I couldn't find a school of anything tried all depths etc, I know they are there cause I have marked them before.
 

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I personally have not caught any walleye there but I've seen a boater come in with one about 17-18 inches but it was fat!!  I only go there for the wiper....although I wouldn't mind catchin one.
 

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*McLane Western. Don't want anyone looking for the wrong place. Highway 119, then go north on Country Road 1 about mile and a half. Then head east on Weld County Road 26, it will be on your left 3/4 mile down.
 

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Thanks, Wipers have got to be one of the funnest fish to catch. Wouldn't mind going there sometime this spring, once the action heats up alittle.
 

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Going to try Union tommorrow morning. Been there once two years ago and didn't ever have a bite. Can anyone give a shorefisherman some advice on where to fish the lake and what to use from? Your wisdom is highly appreciated.
 

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Ive seen some fish caught on the south side if you have waders and are willing to wait for the fish to come through. walk downshore past the beach and fish between the dog beach and the...uh, people beach, i guess you call it. wade out about waist deep and cast out and try various retrieves with either plastics or crankbaits. i plan on giving it a try tomorrow eve. the northwest corner has a darker, muddier bottom, so it might warm up faster if you are there early and the sun is out. the wading is tough though, it gets a bit deep because the water is so high. keep your eyes open, you might spot some rolling fish...if you do get on them quick before they are gone...

if you arent wading or in a boat it might be tough.
 
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