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What a Great Holiday Weekend!

Shane Meek

Who could ask for more? The weather was fantastic, and the fish cooperated nicely.  

Light winds made fishing very pleasant and moving around from spot to spot was an easy task.  Fish were everywhere from in close, up to Canada, and to the east of the Western Basin. While some resident big fish can still be caught on the end, the majority have been on the move, due to the water temperatures rising. Temps are now in the high 60s in most places, and the big girls are on the move to cooler/deeper waters to the east.

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Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby

The Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby was held at Derby Pond at Waterworks Park on Sunday, May 25, from 12-1 p.m. Many children, families and friends lined the shore of Derby Pond to participate in the event. Prior to the derby, the National Professional Anglers Association presented a kids fishing clinic from 11:30 a.m. to the start of the derby.

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Walleye fishing conditions are improving day by day

Tim and Nick Becker

Walleye fishing is about the same as it has been for the past few weeks, with scattered pods of fish moving from area to area as the water warms, but there is good news. The weather is improving and it’s making the time on the water fishing for the elusive beasts much more enjoyable. You can keep the long underwear in the dresser, and heavy layers of clothing at home. It’s time to start thinking shorts and flip flops. Finally!

It’s been an up and down spring with the warm temperatures taking their sweet time getting here, but they just might be here to stay now. Water temperatures are reaching the high 50’s to the low 60’s now, so it doesn’t feel like a refrigerator out there when the wind blows. 

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