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Waaseye

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Waaseye

Has anyone had any luck with Walleyes on this lake? I have fished this lake alittle in the summer and a few times in the winter with little luck. Your help would be appricated since I am going out this weekend. Thanks in advance.

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Sandmannd

Never fished it in the winter. I've caught a few in the Summer, but never had great action there.

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lunker651

I've been fishing that lake pretty good last year and a couple times this year and have never caught an eye over 14 inch in that lake. I do hear that there is some big ones in there. Stay away from the crowds and you'll be able to find a few.

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BoxMN

Two years ago we went out in the summer, expecting to get a bunch of small ones. We got three 27" and three 22" eyes. That was all, no small ones. Not in a spot that I have ever seen anybody fish, but on a break.

Tried around that spot last winter and only got some crappies. Haven't tried BE yet this year. But the biggies are in there, hopefully our 27"s still are \:\) but even bigger!

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hawgeye

Waaseye,

I was out on BE over Xmas and found some eyes in the weeds. for me the weed is critical for BE walleyes

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Waaseye

Hawgeye,

I was fishing the weeds today, but not luck. I could not find anything. Do you have any idea how to fishing the weeds on BE in the winter?

I want Big Crappie or Walleyes on BE. Help anyone. Please

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polarsusd81

Waaseye,

It sounds like what you want is not going to be easy to get out there. I have fished BE plenty times and Big Crappies, not gonna find many out there, and walleye, are pretty elusive on the lake. There may be some in there, but you really have to put in the work to find them. I am not trying to sound like a jerk, but the people that do find them, have been trying for quite some time, and they are not going to just give up the spot. Like box and hawg said, they are available, but it isn't going to be easy. Put in some time, read the boards here, and soon enough you will be able to put the knowledge you gain to good use and pick em up.

With that being said, most of the crappies are going to be in the midwinter mode right now, suspending over deep water. If you take a look at the lake map, and find a deep hole that doesn't have a shanty town over it, set up and give it a shot. I like to generally keep my distance from the crowds. If you get to the spot you like and see a few houses and tons of holes in the ice, the spot was probably hit pretty hard already and either the fish have been pressured into tight-lip syndrome, or they have moved on and you should probably do the same. Generally you will find bigger crappies towards the top of the school if you get into them. If you have a flasher, this is where it will really shine for you. If you don't have a flasher, it may be a little more difficult, but if you are over 25 feet or so, 4 to 6 feet off the bottom would be a decent place to start with a jig rod and maybe 18" or so with a deadstick and minnow. Just last weekend, not on BE though, I had a walleye race up from 18 fow and nail my jig with plastic 8 feet under the ice. Hope I could be of some help to ya.

Oh yeah, as far as fishing weeds goes, look for lively weeds, the green ones. They will be providing the most oxygen to the lake right now, and will hold fish. If you are fishing over weeds that are laying down, it will be tougher to find fish there, maybe a few roamers, but not like the standing weeds. With the fall we had, the deeper weeds should be in better shape than the shallower weeds.

Tom

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