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I am heading out to lake Mac to troll for some walleye. Has anyone tried Mac in the last week or so? I am going to use big rapala's with my downriggers and troll 1 to 1.5 mph and see what happens. If anyone has any comments on how to fish for fall walleyes it would be awesome. I am very new to walleye fishing and now is a great time to start. I have until next weekend if anybody is interested in giving it a try.
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You may want to try casting and vertical jigging in and around the rocks and channel mouth inland. Lakers and whitefish are supposed to be in there thick too! Hopkins spoons and countdown rapalas 10's and 12's casted and pause and jerked in should be the ticket on or near the bottom.

If you troll I'd try #13 floaters with snap weights or #10-12 deep husky jerks behind the boards. If lake surface temps ar near 40 and below I'd stick with 1.0 mph or less. Maybe use the bow mount and sweep and pull with a rod in hand instead of a board for more erratic action. Good luck!

BTW: You may even want to throw some shiner tipped jigs casted and bounced back. Check my Muskegon Lake report for a link to an article written by Mark Martin on trolling for beast walleye this time of year. Great article!
Thanks for the update Todd. How deep of waters were you concentrating on in Mac with the jigs?

If you are ever looking for someone to get out with let me know. I checked out your pix gallery. Nice! I recognised a few of those spots.
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