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pearl lake

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seven of us were out on pearl the other night and we kept 43 crappies,and a couple northerns. A friend of mine caught a 8 lbs eye out there a few days before.

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Wow sounds like a [PoorWordUsage] of a day for that lake the northerns don't suprise me but that is a nice walleye. How big were the crappies?

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The crappies were 9 in. and up.

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well I suppose everyone and their brother from the st cloud will have to join the 200 other people out there every weekend in search of another 8 lb walleye. I just hope that you didn't keep that fish

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Went out to the house yesterday to find the lock pryed off. What is the deal with people destroying other peoples property? I will never understand people that vandalize and steal. Talked to another fellow who said that there was three other houses broke into.

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Now that we can drive on the safely it's sad but true that this stuff will start happening. I know how you feel I have had my houses broke into a few times over the years!

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Its been my experience with perm houses to not even put a lock on them. I just used to take everything of value with me that way there's no reason to break into it.

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I talked to the game warden a week ago. HE asked me if anyone broke in my house i told him i don't leave anything in it,My house is always unlocked.he said there were twenty or thirty houses broke into.That must a been when a bunch of houses pulled off.

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How is the fishing on pearl lake and how much ice is there.

Im looking to go fishing with my dad and was looking for a spot the has alot of crappies that a 9 plus any info. would be nice.

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the fishing is fantastic on pearl...so good in fact that the lake is usually chock full of people! plenty of ice and fish to be had! you will not be sorry for making the drive to pearl! such a great fishery! this lake has it all!

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cool thanks o/

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anymore info would be nice to for fishing this lake

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Fishing freak go and fish it only way to find the fish its lazy to ask people where to fish. Like sartell said there is some good fishing on this lake but its a tough lake to fish, i did good last year but not good this year.

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I agree with Mrklean, it can be a very tough lake to find quality fish, but not to hard to find lots and lots of dime sized sunfish or hammer handle northerns. Your best bet to learn that lake is by experience, contour maps won't help because it's a dishpan, the only structure it has is a 15 point that juts out a little ways to the right of the access. We have a trailer on the lake so i fish it quite often in summer when we go out there on weekends, but that lake still stumps me once in a while.

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Fishing Freak,

It's tough moving to a new area and trying to located some decent fishing. I'm betting that you had a few favorite lakes where you lived before where you had some quality fishing.

The lakes in the St Cloud area get hit pretty hard in the winter time. Guys are reluctant to post specific information about good fishing that they are having due to the fact that there are a lot of people who watch for that type of information on the web. Next thing you know the guy can't even get to his spot due to all the folks who suddenly show up there.

Good Luck when you get out and welcome to the area.

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This puppy (and some similar looking fish) are still lurking in Pearl, only they've had another season to pack on more pounds. This beefy gal was 34-inches (the fellow displaying her is 6'5"). This gives you a sense of the stock this fishery supports. Yes, it's over-fished, but as mentioned previously, Pearl will give up some nice ones if you fish in earnest. Of course my circle of local fishing adherents make sure these girls find their way back into the water.

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Okay, for that matter - we put this 7-year old girl on this nice pike Saturday in 16' FOW on Pearl. It was exceedingly exciting for her since she got to see it on the AquaVu as it circled around beneath the fish house first. And then on cue, tried to pull her down the hole. grin.gif Couldn't get her to hold it, but it made a memory nonetheless.

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Way to let them live guys only if everyone would do that \:\)

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Thats awesome windfall, duct tape the rod to her hands and hold on to her!!!! She probably wants to go back already grin.gif

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i was wondering how the fish where biting and how thick the ice is out on the lake any info would be nice. o/

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Ice is plenty thick fishing freak, that much I can tell you. As far as the fishing, go check it out!

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i went out there today and only had 1 bite i had the fish on but the line snapped. i'll get him next time.

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ah shucks

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went to Pearl yesterday and i ended up with catching 5 fish total. One bluegill, two crappies (only one big enough to keep), and two northerns (only one big enough to keep). Bad part was that I was out there from 8:00 am to 7:15 pm.

Also curious if anyone else is having an issue with the northerns chasing away all the panfish? I could see great size crappies and bluegills all day long on my camera, and they were hungry, but everytime they looked like they were about ready to bite, a northern would come in and scare em all away. Kind of frustrating. Do I just need to move deeper? I am in about 12' of water.

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me and some friends went out lastnight and caught 3 pike the where all 2 to 2 1/2 pounds and 6 crappie's 2 13inchers 2 9 1/2 inchers and 1 7 1/2 inchers and we missed alot of other pike and crappie's.

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