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I was out last night saw a guy that had six walleye's. He said he was using a harness with no wieght just drifting any one else had any luck this way. My first year fishing walleye's. Killed them in may fishing white jigs with 4in brown twisters. But havent seemed to get this drifting thing down. I bought planner boards but but i dont have a kicker motor. I do have a bow mount trolling motor. Any sugestions. At about 10;00 I had given up on the walleyes and went and caught a couple of nice cats by the lighthouse at the end of south river road.
 

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I just put a post up on a different tread about the same thing. I was drifting harnesses with no weight last night also only because there was absolutly no wind for most of the afternoon. I like to use bottom bouncers when trolling/drifting harnesses, but theres too many weeds in that area so its alot easier to use split shots or inline sinkers. just keep a variety of different size split shot and add or take of what is necessary until you find that equal balance of weight and drift speed so that your harnesses are just bumping along the tops of the weeds. I also like using single hooks and floats on my harnesses to help keep the weeds off.
 

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QUOTE(stick em @ Jun 11 2009, 01:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I just put a post up on a different tread about the same thing. I was drifting harnesses with no weight last night also only because there was absolutly no wind for most of the afternoon. I like to use bottom bouncers when trolling/drifting harnesses, but theres too many weeds in that area so its alot easier to use split shots or inline sinkers. just keep a variety of different size split shot and add or take of what is necessary until you find that equal balance of weight and drift speed so that your harnesses are just bumping along the tops of the weeds. I also like using single hooks and floats on my harnesses to help keep the weeds off.

did you launch at the spillway and come back in about 1;00
 

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Normally, when you use crawler harnesses you want the blade to rotate, if there is little wind, they won't and they are much less effective. If the blades are not rotating, you defeat the purpose of using a harness.You will need a wing blowing at least 10mph,to get the blades to turn properly... although the size and type of blade make a difference. Bob
 

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No I come out of velgers marina right between the spillway and dnr launch. you gotta use really small bladed crawler harnesses with no wind in order for them to spin. its really not that often where no wind is an issue. other than late afternoon into night where the wind generally dies way down theres always some sort of wind you just gotta find and remember the areas that produced or hold fish and position yourself accordingly to drift most effectively through those areas. seems to me the evening bite is the better bite right now
 

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sounds like if the rain isnt to bad its time to buy some smaller blades and try it again. Are they hitting orange, pink, and chartuse

By the way thanks for the info. This sight seems to be really helpful. i will post back tommorrow and let you guy's know how i did
 

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they hit almost everything we had out. lsc 50/50 chartruse/orange, hot pink and white, chrome black and red, firetiger. chartruse with a chrome or gold blade is a must on sunny days. hot colors I believe change from day to day but put out a variety of the usual producers like the ones i listed above and I tie my own so I usually make a few oddballs like purple, all black, all white, or whatever combo i put together to see what happens and sometimes the oddball can turn out to be your hot color. just put out a variety and see what they like.
 

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As far as blades spinning, you can draw your rig forward and then let it settle, this way u can adjust your speed with your arm, when you let the rig settle a following fish will likely mouth it to see what it is and the next time you pull it along might be a bite,
And an electric trolling motor is great in those conditions 1-2 mph is all you want,
just my opinion
 

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sorry guys i didnt make it out last night because of the rain but i will be there to night also listening to the game

btw how far out are you letting your lines out
 

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went out tonight drifted between metro point and 9 mile caught 1 large mouth and 2 rock bass no wally's though try again in the morning
 

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move around try in a little closer where the weeds are a little heavier. I think the eyes in the area are going up in that heavy weeded area in 9 foot at night and early morning to feed.
 

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Went out Friday 6:30am till 1:00 trolling all over between Metro beach and the 400 club in anywhwere from 8 to 12 feet. Trolled all color harneses but mostly varying colors of chartruese, varied speed from 1 to 1.5 mph. Zero walleyes, 1 - 7 pound channel cat? Other than the rain we had Thursday I could not figure out what the deal was? Can someone tell me what's up with the walleye in LSC? 2nd bad year in a row?
 

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i dont think there in metro anymore i have had no luck and have seen to many people catching them any more there
 
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