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South_Metro_Slayer

sandstone area?

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what lake is my best bet in this area my buddy lives up there and wants me to come up for new years to ice fish, usually we hit mille lacs i was thinking rush maybe any suggestions?

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For the time on the road from Sandstone, you'd be better off going to Mille Lacs than Rush. Do a little research on some of the lakes between Sandstone and Mille Lacs-there is a slug of fairly good lakes just to the west of you up there. Also, just north of Sandstone are a few more decent lakes. Island, Big Pine, and Sturgeon to name a few can produce well at times. Ice condition may be an issue, but January is still a couple weeks away.

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I would definitely take a look at Big Pine. You will get into crappies and on a good day a nice set of eater eyes.

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Pine is worth the time,Stop in n talk to da guys or girls at petrys in finlandsin they will hook u up wit da color,depth,minnow,size hook,just know about the slush thats on every lake in minnslowta.Good luck n slay em!

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