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tacticdude

Where to fish on Forest lake

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Im going fishing on forest lake tomarrow and id like to know where to try at. Please help. confused.gif

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Hi tacticdude and welcome,

Scroll down to the MN Regional Forums>East Central Lakes forum for Forest Lake Info.

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Try willow point for some nice ice walleyes

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Has anyone been out on the south side of 2nd lake????

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just checked the ice 4-5 inches out to 12 fow

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Thanks for the updates! Tacticdude, welcome aboard! If the ice is good out to 12' then you are set as there are alot of great pike, eye areas in the 12' and less range. Pannies are going to be available in the 12' range but will tend to be of the small sortable types. Look to the areas that have deep water nearby. The weedlines typically start in about the 6-7' range and end about the 13-15' range out there so use those as your guidelines. A neat little trick to see if you are transitioning from a hard sand bottom to a softer mucky bottom is to use a metal 25' tape measure and probe around with it. This can get you onto some of those transition areas that will hold fish. Early season pike and eyes can be had in most areas in the 6-12' range and if you can find the transiton from sand to muck your in. Pike will take suckers, fatheads, shiners, eyes seem to prefer smaller golden shiners, fat heads and crappie minnows. I like to fish one tipup with a small shiner and one jigging line. The eye bite is about a one-two hour window at dawn and dusk. The pike will flurry throughout the day. Hope this helps.

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there r drop off by willow point someday walleye r biting some day bobber ddint even go down. last year i caught 3 or 4 eyes in 1.5 hrs n move out to chase some slabs n caught 1 or 2 nice size.. just kept moving till u find a spot. like a old saying "think like a fish" u will find them. smile.gif

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I am thinking about going out on the west side of first later today, any advice or warnings? any bad spots i should avoid?

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West side was locked up pretty solid for awhile now so you should be fine. There has been some activity out from the funeral home up town and over by the apartments. I talked with a guy that has been fishing by the beach/funeral home and they are getting some action in the early evening hours. Just go slow and check the ice as you go and you should be fine. Welcome aboard Muskie420!

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Awsome! yeah I've seen that portable out by the funeral home for a few days now, I am 2 blocks away from there, now i cant get out there till late, i hope the fish there arn't afraid of the dark!!

Thanks for the info!

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Oftentimes on Forest lake the walleyes bite for about an hour and a half as it is getting dark and then it quiets down with a fish here and a fish there. Some nights theres a brief intense flurry then nothing and other nights its a fish here and there throughout the evening. Difficult to predict. Good luck out there!

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