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CK's report

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The fishing has been tough as of late to find good eaters.

I've hit many lakes over the last month.

I hit Farm Island and worked that 20 fow just of off Camp Good News on the n. side of the lake.

We caught some walleyes ,but the action has been slow.

BSL has been hit or miss.There's a good 3 foot of ice out there so I've been working the whole n.end of the lake.

We picked up a few eyes,perch and crappies along the way.

The narrows has produced many small crappies with a nice mix of jumbo perch and some walleyes.

My best fishing has come from Waukenabo.

The east side has been producing many fish from aquarium size to

slabs.

Nice gills from time to time as well.

As we are sliding in March most lakes will be back to hot again.

Here's some pics from the last month.

I'll add in a few videos as well.

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CK, Nice pics! Good to have you back. Looking forward to hooking up sometime in March. Keep the info coming, I think a few people missed ya. LOL. ole

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have a great day

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Nice Post, I have never fished BSL for Crappies. I hope to try it in a couple of weeks. What depth do you usually look for.

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CK, you always seem to make BSL look like the best crappie lake in minnesota (makes me want to fish up there even more)...I had always heard it known as a good perch and tullibee lake...do you ever fish for them? As nice as crappies are, those other 2 fish would be my motivation for a trip up there.

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those were not bsl fish

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If I'm able to make it, it'll be the weekend of the 22nd of march. I'm coaching a boxing tournament in the cities that night though...so the question is, am I crazy enough to fish BSL throughout the day and then do the 130 mile drive back home to make it in time for the fights? The answer...I think so.

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You have right up into mid April for that great bite.

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Hmmm...I was gonna hit some bemidji/cass ice the last weekend of march and am a little iffy about that (even though I've gotten some positive feedback on the outlook of conditions).

What is the ice like on a typical winter around the first weekend of BSL?

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no snow,20"ice some what honey combed for the 1st few inches....solid thereafter.

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Very tempting...people still driving then?

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Not really.4 wheelers maybe if you can get on the ice.The access sits in direct sun which melts it away.It's not that far of a walk.

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the fishin is great up there for late ice for sure, last year was the first year ever that I got on some decent open water spring crappie action in the metro and the weekend after drove up to go back to ice fishing!

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That was fun Cyberfish.Our crew sure did see some quality fish.

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what lake does BSL stand for ?

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Big Sandy Lake.

Walking isn't a problem...that time of year will practically be t-shirt weather anyway. Where is the access located? How many are on the lake?

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There's only 3 access on the entire lake that I know of.

I can't give up my spot.Well I have....I'm gonna make you work for it.Go look.It's late.Email me & I'll tell you .LATER

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There is actually 4 public accesses not counting the resorts that you can go through. Fishing has been slow on BSL, can't wait for the late season fishing. Good luck

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Looking at the pic there CK, that must be from last year. Theres way more snow on the ice then what the pic shows? Nice fish though!

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yes it was last year in response to Cyberfish.

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Nice Calico, Kieth! Maybe this spring I will head over to Big Sandy and try to find the brothers and sisters of the one you are holding! I will let you know? Right now work is a bit too hectic to plan anything other than one day at a time. (your typical NEW BOSS SYNDROME!! Lots of black coffee, Rolaids, and cigarettes!

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there's no fish in that lake

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CK, those pics must be from last march. nice fish!

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March and April.We fished up to the 16th last year.

The north side ice on the shore let out to far ,but there is an approach easment a guy can get on that is protected by shade.

The road to get to it is right across from the p r i.

It's a narrow trail that's 40 yards long ,but it's a good spot to get on the Horn.

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    • fins_n'_feathers
      Usually we skip the the river until later in the year but it was the cleanest water we found and the only place we caught any fish. Heading out now to give it another try.
    • curt quesnell
      Close to home is possible, try those places first?  I will be out this weekend (if this cold doesnt kill me first)  Better luck next time fins
    • ZachD
      Ok so every year Try to get the guys from work on a fishing trip. Trying to decide on where to go we usually rent a cabin and run portables. I am thinking Devils lake, LOW, or Red Devils we would do the lodge ice house package because the deal is too good to mess with bringing a trailer and sled or wheelers with.   what would you choose and any other suggestions Leech or Vermillion?
    • ZachD
      I plan on taking all my ice fishing equipment out of my shed this week I cant wait
    • fins_n'_feathers
      any  reports from today? we pounded through the washing machine waves all day and got nothing! Lead core,jigging, spinners haha! Ended up getting all our keepers within a mile of home when it was all over! Who else was out there? Am I the only one that did poor today?