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Post Posted: 02:11pm - Apr 24,09 
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I was out at 10AM below the South Elgin dam walking the bank throwing a silver spinnerbait. Had a nice 18" walleye slam it. That was a first. Have you guys noticed how many river shiners there are this year? It's probably a good & bad thing.

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Post Posted: 02:57pm - Apr 24,09 
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Never caught one on a spinner bait yet. Did catch a Walleye on a rubber worm fishing for bass out at Lasalle lake. Everyone was working the points for Walleye and I'm catching them off the rip-rap.

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Post Posted: 08:10pm - Apr 24,09 
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seen alot of shiners..even caught some 2" shiners while a was casting a rapala...i go to southelgin too and caught a walleye this year on a rattle trap and a spinner...

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Post Posted: 08:13pm - Apr 24,09 
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They are fine walleye baits given the right tippings :wink: Use them quite a bit.

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Post Posted: 09:29am - Apr 25,09 
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Boogaloo wrote:
Have you guys noticed how many river shiners there are this year? It's probably a good & bad thing.


Noticed that myself. Seems to be millions. Good thing cause the fish will george themselves and and grow to be big fatties and probably a bad thing because they wont want to bite anything else.

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Post Posted: 12:00pm - Apr 25,09 
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I think it's funny that when you are using a spinnerbait, you are fishing for bass, but if you troll for walleye, you use a spinner harness. Doesn't surprise me at all.

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Post Posted: 04:21pm - Apr 25,09 
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I've got Eyes throwing spinners in Canada.

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Post Posted: 05:24am - Apr 26,09 
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I caught a 22" walleye on a White rooster tail last week on the fox. He slammed it hard too.

Here is a tip: While fishing the fox, a couple of locals came by and fished by us. They brought their own bait. River Shiners caught in the river. We got more hits and caught more fish using the river shiners than we were getting with the store bought bait. The locals claim that they smell differently. I am not sure if thats true or not, but I am going to catch my own bait next time. One more thing, these uys were putting two to four shiners on the hook at the same time, and it was working great!

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Post Posted: 06:48am - Apr 26,09 
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River shiners are excellent bait on the all the rivers, ie mississippi, fox and illinois. They really are the predominant forage. So, if you get a chance, they are great.

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Post Posted: 09:40pm - Apr 26,09 
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I also wanna add, that a perch colored 1/4 oz spinnnerbait is excellent for weed walleye.....

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