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I have been up here for a couple days now and have had a difficult time pleasing the younger ones chasing larger fish. Does anyone have any advice on local lakes in the Brainerd area that hold some decent panfish and are easy to find? I don't need specific spots. Size is a plus, but numbers are more important. Thanks!

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North Long 371 Bay. Tons of sunnies.

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Little Black Hoof, near Crosby for tons of crappies. You even get some that are decent sized. It also has lots of gills many of good size as well. Really a great lake during the daytime for kids due to the amount of fish.

Hay lake, about 3.5 miles west of Crosby/Ironton on HWY 210 is great for numbers as well right at sundown.

Perry lake, about 6 miles north of Crosby has a slew of Crappies as well, but the size is not there. But sheer numbers are great for keeping kids busy.

And of course, Rice Lake on the East end of Brainerd always produces tons of fish with some good sized ones in the mix as well.

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Thanks! We'll give one of those a try and let you know how it goes!

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