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Sunday, it was packed. Especially between buoys 28 and the cracker itself on the outer side of the channel. Boats on top of boats, and to be honest I didnt mark a whole lot of fish or see anybody catching much on that side. Said to myself, forget everybody, and made my way onto the north east side of the channel (green buoy side if i got my bearings wrong). Buoy 26 or so, i had a school of walleye marked previously. They were there again, but weren't too active. Caught 15 jumbo perch, had a follow from some sort of a monster as we were bringing in a smaller perch. Caught 2 eyes, one too tiny to even be on a hook. Another one jumbo in the 8-9 lb range, poor guy must have hit someone's motor as it had 2 deep fresh prop slices on its back and tail. Felt sorry for the poor fella and let him go. Released all the fish, had a few beers and a great day in the sun. The weeds have improved since the last weekend, and for those still bottom bouncing... Replace the bouncer with the smallest split shot you can find. Greatly reduces snags! Colors were charatroose/yellowish blade harness producing perch, and blue/white/red harness producing walleye. Go figure. No luck jigging at all, but did catch some perch on a 1/8th oz jig, with half a grub /1/2 crawler on it.

If you havent gotten out there, now is probably your last chance before the weeds make it impossible.
 

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hey beermaster, next time you go out there, try some walleye minnows from Metro party store, i caught most of my large perch and a couple of my smallmouth on them.
it also helps to keep alot of the little silvers off the line.
fyi, caught the walleye on a green and black floating harness, silver blade.
 

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Yeah the little silvers are some peski bastards. They will devower your bait in a matter of seconds. I'll try the minnows, it seems to be a good idea. Just never had much luck with them this late into the summer.

Btw. Forgive my ignorence, is a floating harness the same thing as a walleye harness?
 

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Drifting, although I finally picked up a nice size 6hp kicker for my boat. Just need to put together a mounting plate. Drifting and trolling out there seems to work just as well. The whole area is stacked with walleye, all along the channel from seaway to detroit river. So i guess it's just a matter of finding where they are at. Ive marked spots where they seemed to be one on top of another, just wish i had more time to work the area. Being a single father, a manager and a full time college student leaves very little time for fishing.
 
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