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Phalen??

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Anyone ever fish Phalen for walleyes??? I went there yesterday for the first time and braved the nasty wind. My girlfriend and I decided to just set out tip-ups and watch them from the truck hoping for some walleyes. We didn't know if it would be safe to drive on the lake as there were no tracks whatsoever, which makes me nervous, so we just parked at the boat landing and set four tip-ups out at depths from 15 feet to 35 feet, all baited with medium to large suckers. Never got a flag from 3:00 till 6:45. Can anyone give me some tips on this lake for walleyes and if it is safe to drive on this lake??? Everywhere I drilled I had at least 15 inches or more of ice. I think the next time I go there I will try fishing Sandy point, which is where I wanted to fish yesterday.

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The reason why you don't see any vehicle tracks on Phalen is because Phalen is limited to electric motors only. They do let you use gas power ice augers, but that's it.

So it's NOT LEGAL to DRIVE any gasoline powered vehicle on PHALEN. Therefor no trucks, no snowmobiles, no ATVs.

Also no gas powered boat motors. You can use your electric trolling motor (just don't start your outboard; and it's best to just leave it trimmed all the way up so you don't even look like your using it).

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I've been out there a few times the last couple of years. Had a couple of something on but never got them up. Shoulda gave me a call Sam, you were only about 4 blocks from me.

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Shane, I actually thought about it because I know you live right around the corner, but my girlfriend wanted to come with me and spend some time fishing with me at the last minute. Don't worry, you didn't miss a thing. The fish had lockjaw and the wind was fierce!

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