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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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Craig Plummer

Hows the crappie bite been lately? I am going out there this coming saturday with a friend neither of us have fished the lake before but we want to get into some catch and release crappies. Any hot baits or colors? Depths?

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David Kasten

I would seriously reccomend heading somewhere else. Where else? i have no idea, it has been ridiculous trying to get on some good crappies out this way. My buddy works for a builder that lives on the lake and says the fishing has been horrible, its average to good early ice and then they just seem to dissapear like a lot of lakes in the area.

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holepopper

if you have a map just go to the deeper holes im sure you will catch the small crappies that are in the lake. mostly where all the houses are if no map and dont want to pick your own spot. glow pink or green with minnow

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David Kasten

Fish off the north end of the island, get a map i think your looking for 13fow and you should catch fish, no guerantee on size. This is where i usually fish.

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50inchpig

I fished off the South point of the island on Thurs and caught a bunch of small crappie. Anywhere from 18-25 feet, seemed to be pretty thick, lots of fun just no big ones. Plain minnow, gulb nibblet on a orange/pink jig, really didn't seem to matter much, most were pretty tight to the bottom.

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Craig Plummer

Went out to the south side of the lake, ended up getting about fifteen crappies biggest one hitting 8 inches \:\) still had a fun day though

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mattkimk

My typical Pike spot has dried up the last 2 times out and I am yet to catch a walleye over 13 inches this year on Bald Eagle. I stay away from the crowds and avoid the tiny ccrappies though.

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David Kasten

I have a buddy that caught a 27" out there right after first ice.

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David Kasten

seems like you never hear about anybody catching any big panfish or crappies out there

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budlight n fish

I fish bald eagle every weekend for northerns and do well everytime only in about 5-8 ft of water and use shiners. I got my biggest one lastweekend it was 32 inches and weighed 13 lbs. Barley got it out of my 8 inch hole. had it on my metal stringer and the fish pulled the clasp apart and back down the hole it went, I was able to take a picture of it on my cell phone but doesn't show how big it really was.

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