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Riley Lake in EP

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Has anybody been to Riley lately?

I have been there a few times this year and have had little success. I have caught some nice fish but it really seems to be hit or miss. I usually target walleyes, but I enjoy catching anything that bites.

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i wanted to spear it, but everytime that i go there and cut a hole, the water looks way to dirty

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There's been a little talk about it in the EP lakes post. Not much though.

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Is Riley any good for crappies/pike

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Both actually, its just kinda hard ot find them sometimes. The DNR says the lake has great pike size and numbers and I've caught crops out there before too.

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Nice thanks!

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I think I am going to try riley tomorrow with the kids. I hope I can find a few panfish maybe a northern. This time of year should I try where I found them in summer (at weed edges 10 fow) or out in the deeper water?

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    • Sherman
      I'll be out this wknd and got 3 spots to try out so still debating which one will be the ticket. The past couple weeks I've been getting some while crappie fishing.  Going to be shore fishing so FYI the water level is pretty high right now with all the rain from few weeks ago. A wader would be handy if you have one.  Good luck n be safe out there.
    • Thulie
      Found a half dozen good size crappies on Clear Lake in Waseca Sunday.  Just off the bottom in 8 feet of water, minnows under bobbers.  Water temp was 58 on the east side of the lake, which was a full degree above the rest of the lake.
    • eyeguy 54
      yepper, almost 30 between the 2 of us in the slack water next to fast water. kinda hard to fish in that fast water when it's moving so fast...  
    • Tom Sawyer
      We were using both, but the number of fish caught was definitely based on..... location, location, location - slack water during high flows is where it's at buddy.
    • eyeguy 54
      I remember when I first moved to MN I went down to the dam with a buncha angleworms. Coudnt keep the smallies off. LOL