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Post Posted: 10:00pm - Nov 27,10 
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Fished From the the Mouth to Red Arrow Hwy. Used Hot N Tots / Spinners / Little Cleos .
Cast and trolled from about 10 to 3. It was pretty cold & windy out there.

Zero Fish.

Ran into one other guy out there trolling. Same result. Zero Fish.

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Post Posted: 07:52am - Nov 28,10 
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Fat,

Do you recall the water temps?

I'm starting to wonder if the St. Joe (only 20 minutes from there I'm told, but I've never been) isn't the place to go.

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Post Posted: 09:30am - Nov 28,10 
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You guys should check out Joe, from I-94 to the lake you can troll all day and not cover all the water. Water level should be up a foot, they finally got a little rain in last storm. Lots of places to launch close to the channels. Call Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor for latest river conditions, fish, etc.
The Galien has always been a though river to crack for me, there is little current to work with, and the water is cloudy. I did nail Spring fish at the mouth one year that was a longggg... time ago.
my guess to water temp is 38 to 42. Still warm enough to draw strikes.
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Post Posted: 09:06am - Nov 29,10 
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Water temp was 38.

CDXDog - Thanks for the info. I may try the Joe the next time I get out

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Post Posted: 07:59am - Nov 30,10 
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Id never trolled the st joes before always wanted to try it so is it good from 94 to the mouth??? Is the spring time good???? What kind of baits should try? I would apprecitate some help im thinking on giving it a try next spring also has anyone caught walleye trolling for steeys?

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Post Posted: 03:46pm - Nov 30,10 
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I am guessing it is about four miles from 94 to the mouth. I haven't trolled much through there just know it is deep enough to run plugs and I'm sure from time to time there's fish moving in or out. Hot n tots, flatfish, wiggle warts, kwikfish, the list goes on and on we all have our favorites. Never got a walleye while looking for steelhead(with plugs), wouldn't say it never happens, but not to me.
I'll start looking for Steelies as soon as the ice is out, that could be late Jan or as late as March you never know when the weather breaks. Walleye season closes on March 15 opens again after spawn. Not sure of the date.
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Post Posted: 09:52pm - Nov 30,10 
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Fat,


What was the avarage water depth on that stretch?! I have done float trips from R.A to the mouth but never on a boat with electroincs.


Thanks

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Post Posted: 11:21am - Dec 2,10 
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The water levels were pretty low. From the mouth to the end of the Harbor I would say the watet levels were 8-12ft. There is a deep hole right under the Whittaker bridge (15 to 20 ft).

The rest of the river to Red Arrow Hwy was 5 to 8ft. We hit a few 2 to 3 ft spots. As you got into the river you could really tell the water was down quite a bit.

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Post Posted: 12:48pm - Dec 2,10 
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Thanks man :)

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Post Posted: 11:28am - Dec 25,10 
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walleye closes on march 15th and reopens last saturday in april

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