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Friday, July 14, 2017
By Dave Graybill
If you haven’t tried trolling crank baits on Banks Lake, this would be the time to give it a go. My brother Rick and I traveled to Banks on Tuesday. We put the Smokercraft in at the mid way launch and as soon as we hit 17 feet of water we put the Flicker Shads out. We started trying different colors and patterns and found a couple that worked and by 8:30 had a few in the cooler. We were spending a lot of time taking the weeds off our plugs, though, so we ran out to deeper water. Now we were clicking. Wouldn’t you know I had a conference call at 9:00, so we ran across to get a cell signal. After the call we ran back over and started above Rosebush. Now we were trolling the number 7s and Minnows over 24 feet of water. We were putting them 120 feet behind the boat on the outside rods and 90 on the inside. Keeping our speed around 2 mph we weren’t getting weeds and the walleye were still biting. The area above Rosebush had plenty of willing fish and we had our 16 walleye in the cooler by noon.