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Fishing Report October 2018

October 1-4, 2018

     The walleyes have been grouped up and eagerly biting at some traditional fall locations for the last week.  Shore related sand breaks in the 17-21 foot depths is where they have staged, and we are catching them on both leeches and redtail chubs.  Over the last couple days, the redtails have produced more walleyes than the leeches.  We have been catching numerous nice sized walleyes daily, with most being in the 17"-19" range, along with a few 20-24 inchers and some 14-16 inchers.  When we are fishing minnows, we often seem to find some bonus northern pike or maybe a smallmouth bass, as well.  I believe this is the solid fall bite we have been anticipating, so get out on the water and enjoy the fun.  This bite will likely continue well into October, weather permitting.

     This will be my last week of open water fishing for the 2018 season, as I have family commitments all next week, and then my hunting passion begins surge to the forefront.  I will be off to South Dakota with my Britany Spaniel "Jersey" in mid-October, and then back to Minnesota for deer hunting in early November.  My next fishing trip will be at first ice on Woman Lake in early December.  I would like to thank each of you who fished with me in 2018, as well as those of you who just view my fishing reports and Catch Photos on this website.  It was a very enjoyable fishing season for me, and Woman Lake produced an abundance of fish for all us again.  I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  Good Luck and Good Fishing.