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Hey folks, just wondering if i could get a few helpful tips on some good panfish/crappie lakes in the DL area. I have never fished in this area before and any info would be greatly appreciated.

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If you like to fish panfish I would suggest Lief Lake near Lake Park, MN. We have been doing pretty good on sunfish out there this year. That is if you don't mind sorting through a lot of small ones.

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mjrfishing,

A majority of the lakes in the area offer a good panfish population. Little Detroit has a great population of smaller fish with some bigger fish, Sallie and Mellisa as well. Cotton lake has some decent crappies and so does height of land. Take your pick I am sure you can find them pretty easy by looking in the normal spots. Was out yesteday, saw hundreds of crappies on the camera, but could not convice them to bite on anything, waxxies or minnows or plastics. Tried dead stick, jigging, small jigs, big jigs, hook and minnow, jigging spoons, everything. Talked with Fisherdog and he had caught 10 with 4 keepers on the other side of the lake so I guess I was in the wrong spot yesterday. Oh well.

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Talked to a buddy that fished Lief yesterday and they had a lot of action, but most of them were on the small side.

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