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PLfisherman

platte lake or sullivne

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PLfisherman    1
PLfisherman

anyone been out there this year. my parents have a cabin on platte and was wondering how the bite has been for all species. I have only fished it a couple of times for some real nice bass but need to learn the lake better.

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Platte is usually fairly consistant for pike in the winter.

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Both lakes are decent fisheries. They both have lots of Northern's, but I would say Platte is better for quality of fish. A very popular spot for tip-ups and spearing in the winter. They both hold some panfish, but the community spots are hit pretty hard. A good lake to take the kids as you can almost always find some action.

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I was out on Platte for four hours today and we did alright. I stayed away from the crowds, though there really only two communities out there. I drilled a lot of holes and moved around a bit, but we were able to put a few fish on the ice. I did bust two lines while fishing for crappies. I was using an ultralight rod both times, and the rod had about all it could handle, as did the drag. Apparently the two pound line had more than it could handle. If you head out there make sure to set up some tip-ups with some large suckers.

I enjoy fishing that area north of Hillman because there are a lot of lakes to choose from, and there is not quite so much pressure. I tend to think that a lot of folks either end up going up to Mille Lacs or the Brainerd area.

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