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Walleyedan: Move it or lose it

Catching any? Then move! That's exactly what we did yesterday out on Gull Lake. I had a two-day guide trip and on day one all we caught as a group (nine people) were about 7 northern, 1 walleye and some perch -- slow for an all day affair with th...

Catching any? Then move! That's exactly what we did yesterday out on Gull Lake.

I had a two-day guide trip and on day one all we caught as a group (nine people) were about 7 northern, 1 walleye and some perch -- slow for an all day affair with that many people.

So the following day, Nick Miltimore (one of our guides) picked up the house and moved it to another "spot." We didn't get started until about 9 a.m., but there wasn't much happening there either. So, we got after it! After spreading out the larger group on numerous spots, we finally found some hungry walleyes!

It sure helped to have the temperature near the freezing mark (30 degrees), where we could be comfortable fishing outside and hopping from hole to hole.

I guess my whole point here is that if you want to catch fish in the winter, you need to go to them. And when there are 10,000 acres of water, and hundreds of haunts, it can take some work. But boy is it ever rewarding when you do end up finding some fish that want to bite.

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A few weeks ago, the fish that we were finding seemed to be relating more to the weeds and I'm sure some still are. But during the last couple of days the mid-lake stuff seems to be a little more productive. As it has been said many times before, 90 percent of the fish are found in ten percent of the lake!

So next time you find that the "bite" is not "on," maybe you need to make a move (or two, or ten, or whatever it takes to find the hungry ones).

Have a good weekend, Walleyedan.

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