We really hit them this weekend.The lake will rename nameless due to an over fishing situation that could arise. We did find them in 10 fow suspended 6-8 foot down. The tactic was the float-n-fly method. We put a bobber 6' above my hair jig and let the wind push the bobber over the area the slabs were holding. The water surface temp was 49 degrees and the bite was light. Keeping your eye on the bobber as it would just sit a bit deeper or stop telling us...fish on.
We tagged around 150 a day for both Sat. & Sun. These bigger females were al released.
You can't be super deadly and take these breeders without having an effect on the fishery.
We watched several fishers stop to fish ,leaving with out a fish caught and they all had been baiting up with minnows. We went straight artificial and dropped down in size to pretty much catch fish all day.
It was a great 2 days of fishing with Mark & Mallard. I'm looking forward to when Mallard comes back up in 2 weeks. We'll be hitting walleyes and during the day hitting monster gills.
Good luck to all of the Mn. oper fishermen and women and a belated good luck to those Wi. fishers!
Let's all try to release those breeders.
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