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Monday, August 27, 2018
By Dave Graybill
I got chased away from fishing for walleye on Banks Lake by high winds last Friday. I made it back to Banks on Sunday. I met Brian Nielson, of BJs Guide Service, and his wife Leigh Ann at the Northrup ramp at 7 in the morning and we were happy to see the big lake calm. We ran around Steamboat and put out some crank baits and Brian landed a fish right away. He got a second fish here, too, but the action wasn’t fast enough. We headed to the north end of Barker Flats and got some bites, but only picked up two more fish. We then ran to the opposite side of Barker where I had noticed several boats, and here we found the fish. We got two walleye on our first pass. We continued to do a large circle in this area and got a lot of bites and more walleye. We found a depth of 20 to 22 feet the best and I tried to keep my speed at about 1.3 mph. Brian and Leigh Ann were using a blue scale Smile Blade on a Slow Death Hook. When I switched to a Super Slow Death Hook I joined the fun. We wound up with 16 walleye and went through six dozen nightcrawlers. We got a bunch of perch a smallmouth bass and I got two carp, too.