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Mike Nitro
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4/25/15 3:27 PM CST
North-East winds are the worst direction for the Bay. Pretty tough to get out of the wind unless you go up north of Oconto and hug the shoreline below Peshtigo Point. Good Luck.

Justin01
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4/25/15 1:28 PM CST
No report just a question.. Where do you think would be the calmest place to fish tomorrow with the north east winds would like to go and not get bounced around to bad willing to drive any where on the bay and preferably stay out of the rivers ?

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4/25/15 12:35 PM CST
Ldob49;

I use a cross lock snap for trolling, and pitching jigs. This makes for quick lure changes. Also for trolling, put a good swivel several feed up the line from your lure. This will prevent line twist if you get a small fish on that starts spinning. Also the swivel will catch debris that may contact and slide down the line. Your lure will stay cleaner. In the spring, there's lots of crap in the water.

Jr. Smalleye
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4/25/15 12:00 PM CST
Hello everyone, I plan on making the trip to fish the southern end of the Bay tomorrow for the first time. I'm wondering if anyone could offer advise as to which landing would be the best with respect to avoiding traffic and parking issues on a beautiful Sunday morning. Thanks in advance and feel free to shoot me a pm!

Ldob49
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4/25/15 4:54 AM CST
Some good info being posted. I have a question. Do you guys like to use a snap at the lure. I.e. Cross lock or similar . I have always tied direct to lure but maybe a snap or even barrel swivel snap would be easier? Peace and good trolling to you, lar Big Smile Cool Big Smile

jonwalleye
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4/25/15 2:48 AM CST
SuamicoSportsman,

I used to "Double Wrap" or loop the power pro thru the pads, "Off Shore" has pictures. Looping it will prevent the line from slipping.

OR

Buy the OR18 Off Shore Releases. You can adjust the tension on the clamp and the cam lock prevents the line from slipping out of the release. They are pricey, but worth it. If I lose a board (haven't yet), I'll lose about $50.

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Can't Catch a walleye!
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4/24/15 2:57 PM CST
Thanks you guys sooooo much!! Ive heard 30# but it always confused me why you would use 30# when all the depth charts use 10# mono, didnt think about braid. Thats what we'll go with. Thanks again, great to see i can get some help! Good luck and stay safe!

RYAN RELIEN
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4/24/15 2:54 PM CST
Fished Green Bay for the last 4 days. Tues and Wed were absolutely brutal conditions. Cold, snow, wind. We spent all of our time jumping from river to river. We pitched jigs and rippin raps in front of river mouths and had good success. We also vertical jigged purple and blue 3/8 oz jigs. Large shiners out produced every thing we threw at them. We also caught a few big fish trolling. Over the 3.5 days we caught and released about 85 walleyes. All fish were post spawn. We caught 3-31", 2-30", 6-29" and a ton of fish between 24"-27". If your interested in more picture see the "fish picture thread"

[This post was last edited on 4/24/15 at 3:01 PM]

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4/24/15 2:40 PM CST
in my experience if you are going to run braid with boards you want to upgrade the standard clip on your Off Shore Boards to the OR-18 heavy tension clip. Is much stronger and boards won't slip off the line. upgraded my boards several years ago and haven't had a board pop off since. well worth the $$$.

walleyeprince
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4/24/15 1:44 PM CST
mastertangler ! Wink

SuamicoSportsman
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4/24/15 1:43 PM CST
Jonwalleye, do you have any problems hooking up boards to the braid? I was told don't hook my boards to power pro. Thoughts?

walleyeprince
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4/24/15 1:42 PM CST
Amen to that! tanglemaster. Smile

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4/24/15 1:27 PM CST
Line Weight:

I use 30# power pro braided line with a 6', 10# fluorocarbon leader. 30# power Pro has an 8# mono equivalent, so your lures will get deeper than running 10# mono.

Also, I can use these same rod/reel combo for fishing Salmon on Michigan. I just switch to a 20# fluorocarbon leader.

Braided line is kind of pricey, but it lasts for years.

You do need to keep a looser drag setting to compensate for the "No Stretch" braid. I set my drag just tight enough so that my boards don't pull out any line. This way, if my "Clicker" starts clicking, I know "Something" is pulling line out.

~~><> Jonwalleye <><~~

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mastertangler
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4/24/15 12:45 PM CST
CantCatch....10lb is the most commonly used line. As mentioned, because that's what depth charts are based on. However, keep an eye on the line diameter from manufacturer to manufacturer as say Trilene XT 10lb isn't the same as XL 10lb, or the same as other Mfr's too. It can affect the depth your lures run, or how much line you get on your reels.

Targa and EyePrince....I'm in with the short leads. I haven't run a lead longer than 50' in the past few years and I get some fish every trip. Walleyes feed up, so no need to be bouncing bottom. There might be bigger fish tight down, but I'm just as happy catching shorter eaters up higher. Look at a dive chart and there's a point where more line doesn't change where your bait depth. Less line, especially in traffic can save headaches!

Happy for the info from the guides, but also nice to see some of amateurs still able to help each other too Wink

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4/24/15 9:18 AM CST
Not a fish report but a comment and recommendation on a guide service. I fished with Larry Smith 3 times in the last 6 years for Walleyes on Winnebago. Each time I learned a lot. In fact, this past Friday my wife and I fished a spot that Larry showed us and got 6 nice Walleyes and 4 nice Crappies. That day we fished South of Oshkosh on the West side in shallow water. We used a pink jig head with either a white twister tail or pink jig head with a gulp 2 1/2 in. minnow. Caught 7 eyes on the gulp. We were anchored and the jigs were under a bobber. We cast our line out and let it drift down and just worked the jig back real slow.

Larry now fishes Green Bay and has a lot of success there to.

The real reason for this post is that, even though I have not fished with Larry for several years, he is still willing to give advise. I called him and left a message about what he used for a electric fillet knife and he called me back last night and gave me his opinion. I always thought that I could fillet any kind of fish pretty quickly. In no way could I keep up with Larry. He's just one nice guy and an excellent guide

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