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Friday, June 9, 2017
 
By Dave Graybill
 
My brother Rick sent me a text saying that it would be good time to give Banks Lake a go for walleye. It was easy to talk me into it. We traveled to Banks last Monday and launched at Northrup at about 7:30. Starting our day in the Devils Punchbowl, we put four nice fish in the cooler and missed a bunch of bites in the weeds. We then ran over to Barker Flats and started looking for fish. We found some here, and put close to our limits in the cooler. We were trolling and I had good success with my favorite spinner, a Dutch Fork Custom Lures Turtle Back in the Blue Tiger color. I had these rigged on a Slow Death Hook. Rick stuck to his favorite method, which is trolling a naked Slow Death Hook, with no blades or beads. We even ran out some Flicker Shads for a while. I got a nice walleye and a perch at the same time, after we had pulling our plugs maybe a hundred feet. The next time my rod went off I had a smallmouth that was over 3 pounds on the line and it gave me a great fight. We finished out limits on another area of the flats. It was a great day to be on Banks!