Fisherman have finally been able to get out on the bay as winds have calmed down. Fishing straight out of Linwood in 18-22 feet of water has been very good trolling Deep diving husky jerks behind off shore planner boards, lures 50-90 feet behind the boards has been best. The most productive speed has been 1.3-1.5 mph. Purples, greens, and other custom colors from franks Great outdoors has been the best.
Anglers continued to catch walleye in the lower river near the Independence Bridge. Most were boat anglers jigging a twister tail with a minnow. A few were caught by boat and shore anglers up near the Veterans Bridge.
Bridge embankments from all the major bridges and train bridges throughout the river system seemed to produce the most fish and best size. When searching for fish we didn’t mark or catch many fish in the mouth of the river, it was all done around the bridges. Majority of our fish came from independence bridge right next to the battleship. In 30 foot of water there was big marks on bottom and in the low light periods they turned on.
The jigs guys were using were any colors but the best were Fatboy jigs in Fire tiger color and orange plastics with a stinger hook. 5 to 7 pound fish were in about every boat. Lots of solid 22 inch 3 pound fish mixed in.
Everyone was catching fish in the river channel and around structure but not too many fish were caught on the flats.
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