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BSL reports.....

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1st the fishing report.

The high pressure has done it again.

Who does a guy have to talk too to get below 30 barometer readings anyway for the weekends.?

Sure we have been catching fish ,but they are coming so tough to come by.

I'm beside myself. Move,move,move trying to find schools is near immpossible and when I do find the fish they are all small which is normal with a high pressure.

I had 4 guys...Phill,Jim,Johhny & Slushy up from Iowa and for the life of me I could not get them into the quality fish I know were there,but thet just were not feeding well.

Every once in awhile a nicer one gets caught.

Here's George once again with a nice slab.As you can see he's using T.H.E. Jig.

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Here's Jim watching the tip ups.

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This is Matt who I met on the ice.

They said the day before when the barometer was 29.6 they pounded some very nice fish.

My luck ....a day late and a dollar short.

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Fri. night we hit another lake after the day bite on BSL.

We manged several 8" crappies.Not what I was looking for ,but there was some action.

Here was the sunset.

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Sat. was the last day we fished.

We hit several spots on this day with not much to show for our efforts.

I think about 10 fish were caught all day between 5 people.

Johhny & I had 7 between us.

Here's Jonny with the big fish of the day.

It was sorta the stamp on the day.

I a big fat eelpout.Go figure.

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They used minnows of all sizes and waxies.

I used T.H.E. Jig and not bragging,just making a point.

I caught as many fish as the 4 of them.

This does not mean they are bad fishermen.Not by any means.

They were a blast to fish with and knew what was what.

Downsizing was the key.

It was too bad they came that far for the kind of treatment Big Sandy is know for dishing out.

I hope they had a better day today on the Big Pond.

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CK,

As always, great fishing report. Keep them coming. I love the pictures too. When the crappies are biting, what depths have you had success with at this time of year? Thanks.

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I'm getting them in 19 FOW in the narrows as close to Floe's island as possible at the bottom of the break.

In Bill Horn 22-25 FOW on either side of the point or 100 yards s. of the point.

On the main upper part of the lake there are several 30-40 foot holes.

I like to get on the edge of the holes in 28-30 FOW.

BSL is a tougher lake when the pressure gets over 30.

Get as small as you can.

Minnows will be too large on those days.Waxies are a better bet.

I do not use meat at all.Either small plastics or hair jigs in the 80th oz. range are what put the fish in my hands.

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Nice burbot Johnny! Hope you kept it! they are the best eating fish in Minnesota! Last year some of the BSL guys got to see me do a mad dash to stop someone from cutting his line when he had one and didnt want to handle it! If I am up there and you catch one, I will gladly trade a walleye or 5 crappies for it!

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CK,

Even though it was slow for your guys, nice report! I am going to try and head your way in the next couple weeks and try to find ya on the ice.

Keep the post's coming! cool.gif

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What lake are we going to hit Shack. laugh.gif

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Just let me know when you are heading this way & I'll give

you a heads up on what part of the lake I'll be on.

hey Solo,if we get some decent pressure readings you should swing over,shoot ...it's only a hop -skip.

Those fish on 12 can wait.

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Will do!

Remember, I grew up on BSL and had fished your hot spots 25+ years ago. tongue.giftongue.giftongue.gif

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Will do!

Remember, I grew up on BSL and had fished your hot spots 25+ years ago.
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and visa versa.We moved to section 10 in "68"

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Solo,

It would be what ever lake CK would be on (mostly likely BSL). I will give a shout out on here when I head up that way. I plan on making a couple trips to this area this season. I will let you know smile.gif

C.K.,

You know I will! cool.gif

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We hit the lake Thurs.late afternoon.

It was still a tough bite.Rick did snag this nice mule .

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Heading out in 30 minutes.With this low we should see a good bite ,finally.

It's been a tough week at work so a little R&R will be what the doc ordered.

Nothing like rearin&reelin!

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Hey CK, Where is Bellhorn Bay? Not at all familiar with BSL.

Sure would like to give it a try this winter. Is fishing good throughout the winter or does it die off after first ice?

Good Luck, ole

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Sure is quiet here. Anyone know how to get to Bellhorn Bay?

Thanks, ole

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Go west on 14 from 65 at Sathers which is 9 miles or so n. of McGregor.

So after going east on 14 for a few miles 5 I think.You'll see the Prairie River Retreat.Go 9 tenths of a mile past that and go left at the CYC signs.

Go 1 mile drop down the bog hill you'll see lake on both sides.

Bill Horn Bay is on your left.

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Thanks CK, Maybe I'll run into you out there some time? ole

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Hey Guys,

I am coming up there in a couple of weeks to fish BSL and have a couple of questions. First, we have 12 guys coming and only have a couple of houses. Does anyone have fish house rentals on BSL? Next, we are going to be going for the 'eyes'. Where are some good places to hit for walleyes on BSL? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Jason

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There used to be a guy that rented houses in north billhorn. Not sure if he is doing it again? I don't fish for "eyes" on BSL in the winter, but you could try by floe's island in the narrows. I was fishing this weekend on the north end and I caught a lot of Jumbo Perch and quite of few 10 inch crappies that I threw back. Where did the monster crappies go that I used to catch??? Good luck trying to find the "eyes"!

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Tom is the propritor of Big Sandy Fish House Rental.

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I was up this last weekend on BSL it was great fishing caught 10- jumbo perch and some nice walleyes one being 24-inches biggest iv seen on bsl. I fished the north end on a point near Indianan shores. Theres a a cabin for sale just look for the sign on the point they hit between 9-11:30 in the am.

Also was in 24 FT

GOOD LUCK!

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I was out on Bellhorn the other day and there was a couple of guy's in a fish house and every time they opened door billow's of smoke came out. I'm not sure it was cigarettes but something else \:\( Any way we did manage to pick up some crappies.

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where are the narrows by floe? my patience is running low waiting for the walleyes and id like to give those pearch and crappies a try but not sure where to go because this is my first winter on bsl...any tips i got a cabin in goffs bay anywhere close to there where i can get some crappies would be nice

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Fishbock, Floe's Island is actually Ignmansons (sp??) Island. There is a big white house on it. Look for the icehouses gathered in the narrows in front of it.

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How is the ice out there? Any driving going on? Slush pockets? My father and I are planning a trip sometime during the middle of next week. Crappies during the day and walleyes toward dark. I will report how we did. Just need a quick ice report.

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I was up last weekend and saw some slush here and there but with this cold spell it should be good. Also found that the bite for the waldos/perch is good between 9-11:30 am due to the stained water but thats just me.

good luck and good fishin

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But are they driving full size rigs out yet?>>>>later the load

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