Fish and Game forecast for Monday, July 9- sponsored by Extreme Detail Hand Wash

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Beginning the first non-holiday workweek of the month on Monday, July 9, 2018, the earliest significant Good period runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., peaking at 11 a.m. A major evening Good period begins at 10 p.m. and runs past midnight, peaking at 11:40 p.m.

Lipless ratting crankbaits make excellent temptations for summer walleyes. Use lures that closely resemble live prey, such as ones colored to look like shad or yellow perch. When walleyes normally go deep in summer heat, let these hefty baits sink to the bottom. Then, pop them up off the bottom. Work them just above the bottom contours, but pause the retrieve occasionally to let the baits sink a few feet. Don’t let the baits drop all the way to the bottom. The lures continue rattling while sinking. Walleyes often strike as the baits fall like dying baitfish.

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