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Offline bugchazer

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Walleye
« on: Jan 20, 2022, 08:32 PM »
 Time to start the annual walleye chase, ice should be safe enough for my old bones by Saturday. Be at Gardners  in evening :tipup:

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2022, 09:20 PM »
Iíll be out a couple nights next week but not at gardners

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #2 on: Jan 20, 2022, 09:41 PM »
I am lining up Sunday night for walleye a little North of you guys...

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2022, 04:18 AM »
Hope to be out all weekend myself

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2022, 05:57 AM »
I've been saying I'm gonna get down there and join the walleye crew for the last like 6 or 7 years. Maybe this year will be the one lol
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Re: Walleye
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2022, 06:16 AM »
Iíll be out there all weekend (blue otter resort hub.) Stop by and say hi.
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Re: Walleye
« Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2022, 06:46 AM »
Me too but chasing the western eyes.  No one fishes out this way at night and I love it.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #7 on: Jan 21, 2022, 06:59 AM »
Hope to see everyone sat. Planning mashapaug during week.  :tipup:

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #8 on: Jan 21, 2022, 08:50 AM »
is Batterson still a walleye lake? Last I knew it was.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2022, 09:18 AM »
Lots of walleyes in Batterson, and the smart fisherman go there tonight. I was just at Gardner, there is open water all up the west shore from the boy scout camp to the north end, and across the middle from the flagpole to the school. Several spots between the launch and the island with no snow, I would guess they just froze last night. Calamity Bob is waiting another day.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #10 on: Jan 21, 2022, 08:39 PM »
Like eiderz said there are a lot of open areas still. They will probably ice over tonight, so be wary of any super clean ice. I was able to make it out to where I was last weekend, still on 5Ē of ice where I am.
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Re: Walleye
« Reply #11 on: Jan 22, 2022, 07:22 AM »
I guess Iíll wait a bit longer, way too much open water for these old bones. Large swaths of open water. I leave this to the more adventurous .Good luck and stay safe think Iíll go to Mashapaug tomorrow :tipup:

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #12 on: Jan 22, 2022, 07:25 AM »
I caught gills.  Boring.  Was cold and surprisingly windy still.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #13 on: Jan 22, 2022, 08:43 AM »
I have a suspicion Gardner will be a bit busier this weekend, open water or not.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #14 on: Jan 22, 2022, 08:52 AM »
I suspect your right , I did the same when I was younger. Now the thought of wandering around on ice at nite with swathes of open water scares the crap out of me. And having to spud my way around just tells me the ice isnít safe enough for me. Hope everyone enjoys themselves and stays safe :tipup:

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #15 on: Jan 22, 2022, 08:56 AM »
Agreed, 110%. I was there last weekend. It was not the Gardner I was used to where you can just spud aimlessly in any direction without issue. Iím not sure what this past weekís weather did to the existing ice so if any you do go, please use your heads.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #16 on: Jan 23, 2022, 06:23 AM »
I was there last night. Lots of opportunity to swim. I've never seen it like that, large patches of open water with 4-5" of ice three feet away. Last weeks wind shoved the ice up on the shore in spots leaving open water 20-50 feet from shore. Some sneaky little potholes about the size of a car in the middle of nowhere just for variety. I'm really surprised not to hear of someone in the lake. Thinking about waiting another day before going again.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #17 on: Jan 23, 2022, 08:53 AM »
Heading out to Mashapaug tonight. if your there stop and say Hi :tipup:

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #18 on: Jan 23, 2022, 09:42 AM »
Was out on Mash last night and no wind at all, felt like a heatwave compared to my last few trips. Fishing was ok but not great.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #19 on: Jan 23, 2022, 02:50 PM »
Iíll be out Thursday night

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #20 on: Jan 24, 2022, 05:32 AM »
Interesting night , caught my first daytime walters last night. Caught 2 15 inches and a greedy 6-7 inch one that hit a 4 inch shiner. He could only get the tail in his mouth and held on while I lifted him out of the hole.They all hit from 4 to 4:30 then it shut off.They must be hungry because they took the shiners deep and fast , no playing around. Still large area off new frozen ice between launch area and islands so I stayed close. Good nite ;D

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #21 on: Jan 24, 2022, 06:52 AM »
I plan to be out Wednesday and Thursday night at mash .

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #22 on: Jan 24, 2022, 08:36 AM »
It was very slow last night. It was a far cry from the fast action Saturday night. All I managed was catfish, pickerels, and some perch. Not a Walter to be seen.
-Josh

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #23 on: Jan 24, 2022, 08:55 AM »
I broke down and went last night. Nothing to get excited about except crossing cracks while traveling. Weird that the lake was singing right until dark, then went quiet. Still was freezing in the holes.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #24 on: Jan 24, 2022, 09:05 AM »
I broke down and went last night. Nothing to get excited about except crossing cracks while traveling. Weird that the lake was singing right until dark, then went quiet. Still was freezing in the holes.

I've noticed that, too. The ponds I fish seem to get noisiest on sunny cold days, and are a lot quieter when it is warmer, overcast, or before sunup/after sundown.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #25 on: Jan 24, 2022, 10:33 AM »
Me too but chasing the western eyes.  No one fishes out this way at night and I love it.
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Re: Walleye
« Reply #26 on: Jan 24, 2022, 04:53 PM »
Iím pleased to be off to a strong start with the eyes this year. Iím running Frabill tip up lights for the first time this year and itís SO much nicer. Love seeing that flashing red light! Iím off next week so I hope to get out a bunch and keep bringing home dinner.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #27 on: Jan 25, 2022, 08:59 AM »
always a good feeling when those lites go off, had 2 fail on me the other nite, but i think weak batteries and cold nite did them in.

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #28 on: Jan 25, 2022, 01:14 PM »
Has anybody fished Mashapaug the past couple of days and have an ice thickness number(s)?

Might make a trip late week when the pressure is falling with the big storm approaching

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Re: Walleye
« Reply #29 on: Jan 25, 2022, 01:21 PM »
Has anybody fished Mashapaug the past couple of days and have an ice thickness number(s)?

Might make a trip late week when the pressure is falling with the big storm approaching

Should have checked the conditions page.

Thanks to bugchazer for the report.

 



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