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Bald Eagle

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Would like to pull some cranks out on Bald Eagle at night, is there a time you have to be off the lake? Has anyone been out there fishing at night and do you know what the water temp is? I'm thinking it must still be in the low to mid 60's but with the cooler weather it should start to drop.

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Fishhawk -

There are no rules for when you have to be off the lake. The sign at the landing says 10PM or something but I've never gotten in any trouble. I can't say I've fished it at night in the fall, but as for the spring and the rest of the year I've NEVER had any action in the dark execpt for the odd bass on a leech when trying for walleyes. I've fished it a ton at night (10+ times) and I think I've finally gotten smart ehough to drive the extra 5 minutes to White Bear for night fishing. There is also a distinct possibility that I don't know what I'm doing as I stink at night fishing in general. It could be that when the lake turns over and the water clears up things change.

Good luck - erik

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water temps where 64 this morning

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H-Box

Yep, I was thinking that White Bear would be my 2nd place to fish, as the water is much clearer. Was kind of thinking that with the wate being clear on White Bear that might be better. I was looking for a lake to fish some walleys and maybe pick up a Musky. How are the landings at White Bear, has the water come up a bit with all the rain?

Have you fished White Bear in the fall at night?

Thanks.

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Hawk -

I mostly spend the fall chasing ducks but as recently as 3 weeks ago I was having great luck on White Bear at night for muskies. Actually good luck - 3 fish boated and 2 fish lost in 5 nights of fishing. All on double cows in 4-7 feet around thick weeds. One fo the nights I was there I took a picture for a guy of a 28" walleye he got while pulling a crank just off the weed edge. I've heard that once that lake turns the water clears up a ton and the night fishing can be great. In general most of the walleyes I've gotten (in spring) have come off of the hump that comes up to about 20 feet down towards the bay by Mahtomedi. I've only used the Matoska park landing and its been deep enough to get out 18 foot Alumacraft TP in and out okay, just need to keep the motor trimmed up so you don't suck gravel up when coming and going.

Good luck!

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Thank H-Box!

I think we will go to White Bear and her a try. I'll let you know how we do Friday night.

Good Luck on those ducks.

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I usually do pretty well on Bald Eagle during the Fall and Spring with walleyes.. You just gotta know where to fish em at on that lake... Trial and error is my advice.

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MidCoast,

Have you fished it at night with any luck? We know Bald Eagle better then White Bear and it's between one of those two lakes.

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Hawk -

Not sure if the spring spots are decent in the fall, but once you round the reed island out from the access and head north there are a few humps. The first one tops out at about 8 feet and we've done okay on the downslope as you head north. The next hump is right out from where there is a nubbin of a point (two blue boat covers on docks). About 100 or so yards out from shore there's a hump about 20 yards wide that tops out at about 10 feet - down to about 15 on the south side and down to about 20 to the north. We've done okay right up on it and watched several decent fish there on the aquview last winter. This hump has a bunch of bowling ball size boulders on it. There is about a 15 foot deep trench between that hump and the shore which was good for 3 @ 27" all on the same day a couple years ago. I've gone back there a bunch of times and never seen those size fish again. The only place I've had a sniff of any decent fish there at night is just to the west of the Plane at the south end. There is a nice drop on the west side of where the big point hits the shore. Good luck!

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We hit Bald Eagle for about 3 1/2 hours Friday night. Fished many bates and came up with one bit and no fish. Must say it was a great night to out with no wind. Fished from 4ft to 21 ft. Might try White Bear next time.

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