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powerworm

Heading up this weekend 1/1-1/3, staying on Farm Island and was planning to run down to Mille Lacs for a couple of days but from what I'm hearing of the reports on the big pond I'm thinking we'd be better off checking out some other lakes in the area. We'd like to find some eyes but would be happy to get into some decent pannies or maybe even some pike. Possibly Big Sandy or some of the smaller lakes in Aitkin county. Any advice would be appreciated

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farmfishing

They have been getting a few eyes nice out on farm island and some crappies out of dummers bay. Bay has also been produceing a few nice eyes and crappies. Cedar lk has also been produceing crappies in marcums and sunset bays suspended in the deeep holes..

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I would try Minnwawa this time of year. They have been getting some good catches out of there. You might also look at Dam lake over by Glen. I know the DNR stocked the lake 3 years ago with over 15,000 walleye fingerlings and 5000 small walleyes over 8 inches.

Everyone fishes Big Sandy. And there is a reason for that. YOU CAN CATCH LOTS AND LOTS OF BIG FISH THERE!!!! But like I said there are lots of fisherman there too.

If you want big pannies and pike all wrapped in one lake try Swamp Lake just easst of Glen. It is NOT located on the map. Stop in at the store in Glen and get directions. It is about 5 miles east of Glen in the middle of the McGrath Game refuge. The DNR uses the lake as a test lab. It is open to the public but they don't advertise it much.

Swamp has a very very primitive boat landing. Sort of like what you read about as a kid of what things were like back in the 1930's and 1940's. Anyway, the lake is very shallow and has lots and lots of big Perch and crappies and Northerns. But it can be a devil to get back in there so few people fish it or even try to get to it.

The Lake is shallow too. The max depth is about 12 feet. But it has big fish and lots of them if you move around and look for them.

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powerworm

Thanks so much for all the advice. I'll report back on Monday and let you guys know how we did

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