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Lunchbox21

Panfish?

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I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a lake where a guy could go to catch some panfish during the day. i went out to duck yesterday from 1-6pm and they didnt start biting till about 5. I know the best fishing is early morning and late day but i was just wondering where someone could go to catch fish during the day also. my brother is coming with this weekend and has never ice fished so i just want to put him on some fish no matter what size they are. any suggestions would help thanks.

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Lunchbox21,

You should try aheading out to Green Lake in Forest Lake area right off hwy 8. Lots of fun there, you'll caught crappies/sunnies all day long. There a bait shop on 8 that opens up at 6 a.m they may be able to give you more info. Good luck, have fun.

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I was thinking of a lake a little closer to mankato, i've also tried Francis and german. I might give german a try.

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Madison is worth taking a stab at too.

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are people catching some crappies out on the narrows? i fished madison a lot this past year but never ice fished. where would a guy want to set up at?

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In 26 - 32' of water E of The Narrows.

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I have had a few buddies that have been fishing Bakers bay as of late and doing fairly well. Even some bigger crappies in the deeper water suspended.

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