One last walleye report

Discussion in 'North - North East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by ausable_steelhead, May 20, 2019.

  1. ausable_steelhead

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    Fished for walleye again this past weekend and did decent. Got into a couple solid fish, and some good eaters. Fished bait for the first time this spring and it did its job. Landed 3 on crawlers, and lost 2-3 others.

    Fished steelhead for a little while, then decided to cast at dark to finish my walleye quest. After doing the usual, with the usual...I went to my old school tactics. Got the two I needed in 30min, and got out of there! Last report for awhile.

     
  2. Stubee

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    I really do appreciate the reports.
     
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    Fish Van Etten? Very brave. Do lures sink there or is the water too thick?
     
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  5. ausable_steelhead

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    Still steel around. Lots of spawning, but there are biters in the runs nearby. Last weekend was slower than the week before, which was hot on beads.
     
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    If anyone is chasing steel this weekend; bring the crawls...

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    Got over to the river a little bit Saturday morning during the rain. Bottom bounced crawlers and picked up a nice steelhead and two nice walleyes. I was surprise to find more steel around than I anticipated. A lot of little ones swimming around gravel.
     
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    20,000 atlantics and the rest of the steelhead were planted last Wednesday the walleyes should be happy!
     
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    Good looking fish.. well done!
     
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  10. ausable_steelhead

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    Quick update. Walleye bite is still hit or miss. Limit one day, one fish the next. Hoping it stabilizes soon. Been a mix of bigger fish, and good eaters. I got a couple nicer fish at 25 and 27 inches this past week.

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    "Just one more cast......" Nice fishing. Thanks for the report.
     
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    What a weird year. Hard to pinpoint what’s made for such a fickle bite, but it’s gotta be the weather I guess. The same pattern of decent one day, tough the next seems to be holding up. Just started getting a few bass last week, as well as drum and nice kitties. Still bedded steelhead in the river.

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