Lac Qui Parle Lake, Lac Qui Par County

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6/23/15 @ 8:22 AM
FISHING REPORT
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Sunday fishing was much better than the previous days. My partner Todd and I were fishing the AIM Weekender Walleye Series. This is a Catch Record Release CRR tournament format and is a lot of fun. You catch your fish, measure and record them with a photograph or many, and release them. All measured fish have a predetermined weight, so everybody's 20" fish weighs the same, weights are calculated by the 1/4".

To start the day, we headed north to the east bridge of the twins. We were the 3rd of 6 boats there. W e fished under and around the bridge including the pylons for 2 1/2 hours. We were swinging for the one big bite as were the 5 other boats there. We vertical jigged, rigged, pitched jigs, funny jigged all to no avail. After 2 1/2 hours we had seen one 14" fish caught, we left. In talking to the guys that stuck it out there that day, we made the right decision.

We went all the way south to the dam and started trolling. We expected small 14" or less fish, but were we fishing for points. We pulled up and started trolling, wham within 5 minutes we had a double going, looks like we made the right decision. Within an hour we had our 5 fish on the card. Great, its time to upgrade. We spent the rest of the day trolling the 4'-5' area just north of the dam. We had a trolling run that was maybe 300 yards long, and given the wind and current, we were able to troll both up and down stream.

By the end of the day, we were able to upgrade our first 5 fish, we had 10 on the card and caught maybe 35 walleyes all day, and and 5 or 6 Northerns.

What were we doing and what were we using? It's a secret, yeah right!! Actually we trolled a couple different baits including a shad rap in varying colors, but the bait we kept going back to was a Reef Runner Mini Ripper or 100 series in the color Blue Chrome. We tried other colors, but the Blue Chrome is what produced and actually that caught all of our weigh fish.

Given that we were trolling in 4'-5' of water, we weren't using boards either. We were using line counters with 20/6 Power Pro letting out 20'-25' of line essentially fishing right behind the boat in the prop wash. I would let out enough line to tick bottom, when it start to tick I would wind it up a bit. I seemed to have 3 magic amounts of line out, 25', 22', and 20'. We trolled 2.5 MPH.

We ended the day with 10.3 LBS on the card, good enough for a 9th place finish.

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6/22/15 @ 10:24 AM
FISHING REPORT
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Fished Lac Qui Parle Saturday, actually pre-fished for an AIM tournament that was Sunday. pre-fishign was tough. Fished jig, rigs, Lindy style with Leeches, crawlers, pulled crank baits and spinners. Covered shorline, rock reefs, and in two days of pre-fishing caught a handful of walleyes nothing over 14". This is going to be a tough tournament.

I had nothing to report pre-fishing. Check back for the tournament update.

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