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hungry fish sooner or later.          get a spot on the front or either side of the
        For those who want to cast, weight for-  stern.  Then cast at an angle to the drift so                            WE MAKE YOUR
      ward spinners are still the lure de jour, and  that when you retrieve, the lure comes back
      many have a box filled with Erie Dearies,  in a curve, rather than straight.  For some                              SERVICE AND                       13
      though Sure Shads and Crooked Eyes    reason, walleye love a curving bait and
      among others work, too.  Colors vary just as  those in such locations usually do better                             STORAGE NEEDS
      they do with spoons, but often in summer  than those casting along the side.  They call                             CONVENIENT &
      gold can be a steady producer and char-  it "fishing the swing."  And while the fish
      treuse or red and silver are other good  move here and there, traditional good spots                                AFFORDABLE
      choices.  If they're being picky, try a worm  are Niagara and Gull Reefs, West Reef,
      harness fished deep.                  Rattlesnake Island, and Green Island.                                                                           [     MID-AMERICA BOATING
        One of my own favorite tactics is to add a  Finally, don't forget that fishing at night
      one ounce weight about a foot in front of my  sometimes produces the best walleye fish-
      spinner, cast out and let the rig sink clear to  ing of all.  Walleye are technically night
      bottom before picking it up for a retrieve  feeders anyway, which is why they have
      just fast enough to keep the spinner blades  those milky opal eyes that can see bait in
      turning.  The extra weight holds the spinner  almost total darkness.  They'll often move in
      in the fish zone for longer than one without,  very near shore once the sun goes down
      and I suspect that the hungriest walleyes  seeking schools of shad and emerald shin-
      (and largest) often hold very near the mud.  ers, and they're in hunting mode, moving
      On many a cast I've had a fish on before I  and restless.                                                                                             ]     JULY 2021
      made more than half a dozen turns of the  Three summers ago two friends and I
      reel handle, and my biggest last year, a 27  launched in the Huron River just before dark
      incher, hit the second I picked it up.   and moved down to Ruggles Beach where    We are your
        Another useful technique if there's  we set up rods and trolled parallel to the
      enough wind for a good drift, is to fish with  shore about a mile out.  As usual, we trolled
      two rods, casting one and letting the second  various depths, but caught nothing until full  FULL SERVICE
      hang straight down in a rod holder.  The sec-  dark when we picked up a dandy right off the
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      action at slow speeds like a Lazy Ike of  mile out and it was spooky with little light
      Flatfish with a bit of nightcrawler attached  except from shoreline houses and a shield-
      to the hooks.  Often enough that rod will  ed lantern, but  action was steady and we
      produce one or two with almost no effort on  quit at 2 a.m. with one fish short of a triple
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        Summer boat maintenance brings on a
      whole new set of challenges for owners.
      Amongst all the leaves and debris needing to
      be pulled out from under your shrinkwrap or
      tarp boaters have to deal with engine prob-
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