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I fished Briggs lake for the first time this year. I had a lot of fun, some success. I have been looking forward to ice fishing Briggs and Julia. I am looking for someone who has lake knowlege that could let me know of any areas to avoid. I assume the channels but I was wondering if there are any traditional weak ice areas such as springs. I am initially planning on accesses Briggs by the canoe access. Thanks in advance for any information.

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MNHuntress

Fish,

I used to live in the tiny town of Palmer and used to fish those alot. The only spot you have to stay off of is the channels of course. But at these low lake levels I would think the channels are very very shallow anyway. Everything else is good on Briggs and Julia. Stay off of Rush (which is connected) completely as that lake is full of springs. Also you may have better luck going to the St. Cloud report area as I see guys post about Briggs there.

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jaydog

the only place u got be careful rush cannel to briggs the walleyes have been snapping not to many yet i know these lakes like the back of my hand if have any other ?'s just write in here i always check here

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mike8418

thinking of fishing briggs this week. Have not really fished it yet iny tips on what might be hot. Also where is close to get bait.Can email me mike841811@yahoo

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Hey mnhuntress, jaydog etc,

I have been away from a computer this week and haven't had a chance to give a report. I was on briggs last saturday night. I went out of the canoe landing. There was only one other house out there within a half mile-not the chaos on julia. Nice night. The climb up the hill was a little rough but managable if you pack light. The fishing was ok. Caught several small perch and a bunch of 13-14 inch walleyes. Best depth seemed to be within 12-15 ft of water dead sticking. No crappies. Lots of water on lake. about 8 inches of ice. Be sure if you are out there you bring a good pair of boots. May head out again this weekend.

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Shack

Great report Fish!

The Briggs report in the St. Cloud forum kind of got out of hand at one point. Now its back on track.

Good luck this weekend. cool.gif

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jaydog

hav been catching walleyes lots big one too 5-3lbs some small ones to big crappies too 10 -13in. not all on briggs but on the chain between the three lakes

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goosekiller9

was out there thur and fri only got little ones.

in 16 ft of water. other people fishing in 12 to 14 ft. most of them in the 13-14 inch range. give it a couple years lake should come back. best of luck.

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