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olski

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olski

Was out on Bald Eagle earlier this week looking for bass. Wondering if anybody is seeing any over 12-13 inches?

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Maximum12

Yes. Haven't been there in a bit, but we caught some decent bass out there, mostly shallow during the day & out in 8-12' come sunset.

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BassAkwards

Was in a tournament at BE last weekend. caught a 3.41 lbs 18+. The winning bag weighed in at over 17lbs for 6 fish.

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jwhjr

We had a few 15-17" last time out, but that was about a month and a half ago. A couple were deeper, but a majority were in shallower.

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olski

Holy Cow! Guess maybe I should have tried alittle harder. Im going back out there tomarrow night Iguess I need to try some different stuff for the bigger fish. Thanks

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olski

Or maybe I'm just that bad frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

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Grant Pearson

I've caught a few on the bull rushes over by the island. The largest so far I've pulled out has been just over 3 lbs. What's been working for me is crankbaits like the DT series as well as shad raps. Try the south end of the bullrushes and don't be afraid to use a deep diver as it shoots down to 20 ft quickly.

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pascooter94

I was to at that tourney and all our fish were caught on north side casting cranks only 13lbs but i think the weights would have been better if the storms did not come in.

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st.croixfishin

In late July I had a club tourney out there and got all my fish shallow on a jig.

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bgreen82

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I've caught a few on the bull rushes over by the island. The largest so far I've pulled out has been just over 3 lbs.


last monday i had a couple in this area too. 2-3 lbs. for both. one on a spinner and the other on a weedless spoon with trailer looking for pike.

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olski

Thanks for all the input. We will give it a whirl tonight and see what happens. Thanks again.

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olski

OK maybe its not just me. We had a small club night out there last night and would like to think a few pretty good sticks. It only took a little over 10 lbs. to win and big fish was under 3 lbs. The wind made dock fishing pretty tough. The side I wanted to fish anyway. I did throw cranks on the south side of the reed island and caught a couple dinks. One was a little ambitous he was about 10 inches and had a DT10 dissapeard in his mouth but with a little TLC was no worse for wear. At the end of the night (of coarse) I found some bigger fish in the sparce coontail flippin' a big tube. Too little too late. Bigger is relative. Thanks for the info. This was the first time I've posted anything and had alot of ideas so that was great. (Or maybe that makes it easier for me to outthink myself.) Anyways thanks again. Next week up to the Isanti area.

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Grant Pearson

I will admit they are ambitious. I had a bass no longer than probably 8 or 9 inches hit (and get hooked) on a super shad. Boy was I surprised. The bait was as big as the fish!!

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Orlip

How is the access? Is it 3-4' deep?

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Grant Pearson

the access is actually pretty good. Ramsey county maintains it as well as the park around it. Plus, with all the rain, it's come back to a decent launch,

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ocf1

From what i saw it is pretty good.

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Orlip

Thanks for the info. I would hate to have to turn around because of level of the lake.

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ocf1

From What i remember, its about 3 feet after the launch, so u should be fine.

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Orlip

Is there a fee at this park to launch? And what are the hours?

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Grant Pearson

no fee, no set hours

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Orlip

Went out yesterday (9/1) On the water by 6:30am I think it was. Trolled for ski's and all we got was a bass frown.giffrown.gif Left the water at 11. Oh well maybe another time.

Access was 3 1/2 feet deep and water temp was 72.

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Grant Pearson

where were you trolling? I know bald Eagle decently well, and am willing to help out a little for the muskies. e-mail me and I can give you some help or we could try it out sometime.

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