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Old 02-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been hearing a lot of buzz that walleyes are hitting good right now. I have a few jigs tied, plus a couple that a friend gave me. I think that i am going to have to record the Daytona 500 and go out Sunday. Anyone else hearing the same thing? If not, I will post if i had any luck. Hopefully with some pics of something nice. Also heard that smallies are hitting good too. Cant wait to get out.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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j-11, j-13 floating raps, suspending rogues, tail dancers, shad raps, wally divers and rattlebaits for walleye

rattlebaits, storm warts, jig/pig for smallmouth
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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did you fish the state park?
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with you 100% creekyknees

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No. I plan on fishing the Wilmington area of the river.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well here is my report. Wish it was better news. Fished the K3 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Started out at the North Island in Wilmington. There were a few people fishing the point and the east side, so i stuck to the west side. Beat the banks from the parking area all the way upstream to the private property line. I worked this section with everything in my box except the kitchen sink that i left at home. Only had 1 quick bite on a jig with a curly tail. After a few hours i moved to the dam, but there were enough people there already. So i went and casted around the Mill Race for a while. No takers there either.

It was very windy with about 20-30 mph gusts. (That is my guestimate) Water visibility was very low.
And of course the water was cold. :P

The only pic that i took was of 2 white snow geese sleeping on the shore of the Mill Race. My phone camera is not very good, and i didn't want to get too close to them and chase them off. They were my company for about an hour.

Even though I got skunked, it was great to get out.

Good Luck to all; Tight Lines to all.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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made it out last thursday with the same results as you! water isn't very high. If it was spring/summer, the level would be great. I usually fish around the Willmington area too, but other than a few minnows and a dead 4 inch crappie, I saw no sighs of life. It was still nice to get out and wet my line! I can't wait until it warms up!
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that you got skunked too. But its awesome that we are fishing open water in February! It is gonna be a long fishing season for us all!
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