15 Oct

Very low level and flow and pretty normal water temps for this time of year.

A big gap in reports due to a trip to Canada to chase waterfowl. We do have a couple good weeks under our belts since returning. I would rate the bite as pretty good for walleyes and crappies although the fish are very scattered in most areas due to the very low water conditions.  

Trolling has been productive on most days but jumping from area to area has been a must to stay on top of scattered, transient fish. Up and downstream trolling have both been productive with color and type of crankbait all over the board. 

Dubuque Rigs and jigging raps have also been productive when working current seams.

Crappies have been caught mostly on hair jigs fished vertically or pulled slowly under the boat.

This is just the start of what should be a great stretch ahead. Late October and November can be some of the best fishing of the year.

In pics are Kathy Pieper with a decent walleye that was caught trolling.

The next five are Beth Busch, Les Johns and Kay Kuepers with a few fish from our half day trip.

Les Ferris is next with another decent walleye caught trolling.

Ron Kallio and Rick Olsen show off some more nice crappies.

John Utter with a walleye caught trolling.

The last four are from Friday. We started with a little snow and ended with a lot of fish. Brad and Clint Schreiber and Matt Fahey are shown with a couple we put back and a few we kept.

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