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eric anderson

Hell Everyone,

I am from the St. Cloud area and I am planning on fishing Pelican Lake next saturady. I have been told there are large fish in this lake. I wish to catch some large pike. What bays do I look for and what lures. I would imagine large spinnerbaits/spoons. Thanks for any advice!

Eric

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SledNeck

If you want large pike you might wanna try a different lake.

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Aces In The Hole

Any reports from Pelican? I'll be up there on Thursday til Sunday. Any advice or reports would be much appreciated! Thanks all!

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SledNeck

Its REALLY REALLY weedy.

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Aces In The Hole

Yea, that's what I've heard. I guess I'll just have to rely on my gps to find the spots. Is there a color that works best for that lake?

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SledNeck

Well I hope your GPS can see boulders under the water cause mine cant. Pelican is absolutely full of em. Almost everytime I land the boat after the day is done.... There is a boat on a trailer with lower unit damage in the parking lot.

Fish pike and bass just like you would do in any other lake in the state. Use colors appropriate for the water tint. If all else fails watch what other boats are doing/using.

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Aces In The Hole

The old weekend wrecker...The Lakemaster chip is pretty good on the depth of the lake. I'll just have to do what i did on vermilion, go really slow when I am around 4 fow or less and look out and pray!! Thanks for the heads up though Sledneck!

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SledNeck

lol. 4 feet or less is most of the lake.

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Aces In The Hole

LOL....I guess I'll be doing alot of booze cruising then!! cool.gif

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bassaddict

You guys are pretty bad. What I want to know is where do you go for breakfast now? confused.gif

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eric anderson

What should I fish for on Pelican Lake??

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SledNeck

Eat breakfast in the boat or you miss the best fishing of the day.

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Aces In The Hole

Or you can drink your breakfeast in the boat!! wink.gif

I am going to be fishing for pike and smallmouths while I am out there. Maybe try for some eyes later in the evening. Theres a nice little reef out in the middle of the lake that I wanna check out! Hopefully it is holding some fish! I am leaving now! I'll be up there in 4 and a half hours! Here I come!!

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SledNeck

I hope you know that there are largemouths in the lake

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eric anderson

Hey aces in the hole

how did you do out on the reef? catch any nice pike/bass? i am heading up there on friday. and any succeess on the walleyes in the evening? i am just wondering during what time of the day did you do the best? I did hear that the morning bite is supposed to be the best.

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Aces In The Hole

We had some success on the reefs. Few nice 20" bass. We caught most our fish on the edges of the deep hole in 14 fow. If you have the lakemaster chip or a lake map, you'll be able to find it. Becareful out on that lake, none of the reefs or rocks are marked with buoys. For such a big lake, I can't believe nothing is marked! So becareful. The fishing was good. We were using jig and leach most of the time. But while we were on the reefs we were casting X-Raps and spinner baits. I hope this helps and you read this before you leave! Good luck up there!!

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