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I was planning on going out there this weekend with my kids and bother, and was hoping for some tips round about areas worth trying for northerns . Or if there was a better lake in the east metro to give a shot. thanks

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Was out there on saturday from about ten am till almost dark, fished straight out from boat landing almost across lake. We had six tip-ups out and we had like eight flags all day, got like six pike, biggest being around twenty seven inches. Caught lots of little gills and one eleven inch crappie. Three flags were within ten minutes of being set up. Apparently we set up on top of big flat that goes from 5FOW to 35FOW in about fifty yards. drilled lots of holes but did not mark many fish. All in all i would say pretty slow day.

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i will be out there all weekend got a shack that i spend the whole weekend out there. was out there last weekend with 15 pike from friday around noon tell sunday around dusk. biggest was around 24-27 didnt tape them. during the day i was catchin as many small perch as a guy could want. no crappies but i was markin fish that i thought were crappies.

iceman

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Is everyone driving on this lake? Never been on it. Any concerns like springs or anything?

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I was out there a couple of weeks ago and I drove my small truck, but there also was full size trucks out there to... Good Luck

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Where is Big Carnelian?

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i have been drivin my full size chevy crew cab out there for about 2 weeks now i have got 20"-22" of ice where i am set up. it is in may township, if ya want directions to the landing. from 36 go up manning trl to hwy 96 take a right. go to the first stop sign and a block after is hwy 5 take a left. go up to the next stop sign its hwy 11 take a left and about 3/4 a mile after the RR tracks the landing is on your right. good luck if ya want some tips email me at piratesofbpATaolDOTcom i can get ya pointed in the right direction.

iceman

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With the 24-36 protected slot for pike on this lake do you think it's making a diference?

I've only been fishing the lake for about a year and half with lots of small pike. We have gotten into some 25-29 inchers but not many.

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i think it is startin to make a difference. there are some pigs in that lake they are hard to find i have seen alot of nice northerns 36+ come out of there. i have fished that lake for 20 years and while there are alot of snakes in there the size i think are starting to increase.

iceman

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iceman - I may head that way on Sat. can you give a very general idea of where to start. And what else is good to target besides pike?

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well during to hard water season i stick with the south end of the lake. right out from the landing is a island, alot of people fish for panfish around there. also jiggin for pannies with a tip up for pike. just north of the island is a creek that comes into the lake i have caught crappies around the 10 foot mark all the way to 20 feet. then theres the 40 foot hole in moon light bay on the north end. i used to put my house up there but never had alot of luck. those crappies are usually suspended. ill be on the lake from about 7:30ish when ever i get off work tell Sunday. i spend the weekends in the shack and should still be on the south east side when i left Sunday there was one other shack and myself. when i was packin up there were people starting to surround up. good luck and if ya see a chevy crew cab around a shack stop in and we can compare reports.

iceman

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thanks iceman - if not this sat, hopefully soon. I keep an eye for ya.

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well just got back from the shack, well made a pit stop at a Superbowl party on the way home \:\) after i got back from town i got settled into the shack cooked up some food and the fish started comin in around 5:30. my uncle went 1-3 on the rattles and picked up a nice healthy 16" then we were markin fish all night and i told him about 8:30 they start to bit, about 30 seconds after that the wheels started singing and kept us busy for the next 30 minutes. and then around 10 picked up a nice 15" and that was it for the night. this morning after wakin up we hit that area where we were fishin and picked up 2 more tiny perch and two slimmers on tip ups. my uncle stayed this evening i didnt hear how he did. all in all it was not to bad of a weekend. so thats my weekend report. good luck to everyone.

iceman

PS i was talkin to a guy that came toolin up on his wheeler and he said his brother pulled a 38" northern out on a tip up last weekend around the island by the landing.

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I went out on sat morning and finally had some action. One 34" and 6 more that went 2-5 pounds. I still cant find the panfish to save my life, But i still like the flags flying more anyway. I belive I saw your truck out there 2 weeks early morning and it looks like the area I summer fish and do very well.

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yea i was there i might have been nursing the bottle flu. the bite is from around 8-10:30 and we usually stay up pretty late and there's only one other thing to do to pass the time between the occasional fish grin.gif i am done out there this year between the pout festival and slab fest and a weeding this weekend. but i got a good 3 weekends out there and it was our best winter in a long time out there. good luck out there.

iceman

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Hey iceman - good to meet you, thanks for the information and a bit of fishing together, Sounds like you had better luck later that evening.

Maybe I'll catch up with ya this summer.

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Oh the ol' bottle flu huh Iceman? I think we have missed a few fish in the early morning because of that evil bottle of ice HOOOOLE. Well i guess now we have to wait till open water. Good news though.....I am off for fishing opener!

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