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we are going to white earth lake for the first time this summer. hows the fishing up there? and does anyone have any tips on how to catch fish up there?? thanks!!

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White earth has been good, so I hear.

Snell and leech has been the ticket. I hope to get there this weekend.

good luck.

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Don't fish too deep. <20 fow.

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thanks guys! tons of structure on that lake so im looking forward to getting out there in a couple weeks!

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that lake is like a mini mille lacs it has a ton of stucture like you said i would recommend trolling or drifting over some underwater islands or trolling with cranks in 15-25 FOW

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I am going to try it tonight -- i will leave a report on Friday am.

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Hey -- F-Dog --

Is the a greater than or less than sign. wink.gif

Math and spelling -- not good.

Glad MS word has spell check cool.gif

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pointing away = less than.

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Yeah -- figured that. wink.gif

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Report for 6-21-07 --

Made it to Cedercrest Resort on White Earth and it was hot. The weather was very hot.

We talked to the resort owner and he said that fishing had slowed a bit on the lately.

We still gave it a try and moved around a bit. We did pick up two nice fish -- one was 14 inches and the other was 20 inches. We got those at about 7 p.m. and that was it. We caught them in 17 feet of water. The other boats out there did not do very well. I also have heard that it is a better morning lake than evening lake.

It is my first time on that lake but my buddy has fished it quite a bit. It is a nice quiet lake that I will go back to. I understand it can be really good in the fall.

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Last summer about the middle of July, we were pulling spinners w/crawlers over some of the humps that would come up to 7ft surrounded by deeper water. Managed a few nice ones, towards evening we started pulling raps over these same humps and the fish were going crazy, as soon as that bait hit came across the top we usually connected, the trick seemed to be letting out alot of extra line so that the boat was a ways a way before they would bite.

I am a firm believer on these clear lakes that it is best to either cast away from the boat while moving slowly with jigs, or to let out alot of extra line while lindy rigging to keep the bait away from the boat. Also, running over the same spot time after time after catching a fish will spook them out of their stationary positions.

Just my .2 cents worth.

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Very good points chuck -- i should have thought of that.

I was too busy watching my buddy fall in the water when he was getting on the dock. Fell in about 8 feet of water. I have to hand it to him -- he did not spill a beverage or drop my keys. That would have been great -- looking for my keys in the dark 50 miles from home.

Super.

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sounds like slow presentations is the key there!!!do the northerns or smallies have any size to them there??

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Only 4 more days, and I'll be at WE lake for the entire week!

I have seen locals come off that lake in the middle of the day, middle of the summer with stingers full of walleyes. They are there... just need to get one of the locals to spill the beans.

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lucky you red dog! I still have to wait a week! good luck!!

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chuckster is spot on ., ive fished that lake alot a few years back ., boy we really had good luck .,my wife out fished me all the time due to the fact her line was so far behind the boat., and she realed in some dandys to.WE lake is a great fishing lake , just get to know it,. and you will have a blast.,

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Bobby --

I should have remembered that -- I think you told me that.

Long lines and WE go together.

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We fished White Earth last Friday, thought you all may be interested to hear that we caught a sturgeon, it was about 24" and maybe weighed 4#, we returned it to the lake immediately.

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Yep, I believe they have started, or are about to start, stocking them back in there. I've heard a couple reports of them being caught lately.

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Scoot is correct. They have been stocking them for a couple years now. I have seen them laying on the bottom while out diving. They are a very interesting fish.

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The White Earth Biology Department stocked sturgeon around the turn of the last decade. DNR Fisheries caught a 10.1" sturgeon in their test nets in 2002. The DNR started their stocking program in White Earth in 2004.

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My cousin is the one who stocks most of the sturgeon in white earth and round lake they get the sturgeon some where in canada and bring them back down here to study them a little let them get bigger then release them into the lakes

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they get the sturgeon some where in canada


The sturgeon eggs were harvested at the Rainy River First Nations Hatchery in Canada, and then hatched at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery. The DNR offices that stock in the Red River drainage also get their sturgeon eggs from the Genoa hatchery.

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I don't know much about netting, but I undrerstand that WE is netted by the natives. If that is true, what happens if they get sturgen in the net?

Has anyone caught a net before?

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I thought that the only netting they did on that lake was for whitefish, but I could be wrong. I have never seen or heard of any nets out there.

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