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MAY 10 : 2006


Well, it's the final week before the opening of fishing!!!

Do we have every thing ready? New oil in for the four strokes, fresh lower unit oil, batteries charged, electronics working? So many things to remember, but we don't want to get to the landing and slap ourselves in the forehead in disbelief that we forgot to put the gas tank in the boat (not that I have ever done that). One thing that I do recommend if at all possible is to get that motor started before you get to the landing; the local mechanic might be out fishing and hard to get hold of!

So where will those crafty walleyes be Saturday morning? Good question, I'll probably be starting a little deeper than normal, we've had a pretty mild spring so far and I think they might be a couple weeks ahead of schedule, I'll be trying the first good drop-offs, and some rocky points, if you have some shallow reefs close to spawning areas or emerging weeds I would give those a look also. The bait's I'll be starting off with will be a Northland Fire-ball jig with a minnow or a Gum-ball jig and a piece of crawler, also if you can find any leeches I certainly would give them a try.

The first tournament for the PWT went well for me, finished in 33rd out of 120, payoffs this year only go to 30th, I was less then a pound out of 30th and less then 2lbs out of the top 20. It was a tough bite with 50 zero's on the first day! For photo's and coverage go to www.walleyesfirst.com. Next we are off to Devils Lake N.D., I've never fished there but I hear it's an incredible fishery and you will need to catch 20-25lbs (5 fish) a day to be in the top twenty. 

Good Luck every body and be SAFE! 3 more days!! Jim the fish guy.

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