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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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walleyefisher0990

A few high school buddies and I are looking at camping up on Big May 17-21. just curious for any tips about the lake, good campsites, we will mostly be fishing for walleyes and pike. Thanks for any info.

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CrappieFshr651

All i know is if you can find some rocky points or some gravel bars you should be alright. I spent a week up there a few years ago and pounded the walleye. Not to mention had a 20lb+ pike snap my 15lb test line with a steel leader, that almost made me cry, woulda been my biggest by far, maybe somethin on my wall

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CrappieFshr651

Also managed a few decent perch and my buddy got about a 4lb smallie

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Highway2Allstar

Theres no fish in big lake anymore. I'd hit Shags

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savy

was up at big lake a few years ago fishing was very slow .we stayed on a island weather was also not the best either friend of mine ate some bad food and got colitious very bad maybe we will try again this year.

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D4 Army

big lake is by far my favorite lake to fish. especially in may. we've always done the best on very rocky shorlines in about 8-12 feet of water during the day. we'll drag spinners with minnows or jig with minnows. once it's close to dark we cast small rapalas at the shorelines and we've always done well. Orange has always been our best color.

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Great Outdoors

If you are looking for a wall mounter, fish Burntside reefs (12-15ft) from the last week in June until July 15th, or so.

Most will be 24 inches up to 30+.

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    • fowldreams
      There was a couple mixed in the bucket. They were big shiners 5 to 6 inch range. The shiners would be down for 6 hours or so each time and we never waited that long for a sucker to be taken. Just our experience. If a guy could have both I say try and see.
    • Wanderer
      Call ahead for shiners.  I’ve heard there aren’t any left in the state.  At Mille Lacs 2 weeks ago I asked for some and the guy looked at me like I was stupid. Of course I blame that on the question... 
    • Jplante
      Fowldreams, did you have shiners? Just curious if preferred them over shiners, or thats just what you had.
    • fowldreams
      suckers, suckers, suckers. This was the only bait that worked for us last weekend and when the fish hit the rattle reels line spooled fast.
    • Flash
      Thanks! Flash "Set the Hook"
    • MN BassFisher
      What surprised me about the fishery in SE Florida is that it is mostly live bait (Shiners). There are so many fish in those channels that the Peacock's won't chase a bait for long. I guess they can be caught on the fly but your casts needs to be very accurate and your hookset quick because they spit the flies fast. Our guide said artificials could be done but you're going to spend all day to maybe catch a few fish. Watching the videos of those Amazon Peacock's destroying topwater plugs and jerkbaits looks like a riot!!!
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Thanks again guys! Much appreciated!  
    • Nordern
      Smaller suckers and shiners.  One hint is that you may want to get your bait prior to getting close to the lake.  A lot of the area bait shops having a hard time getting the suckers and shiners in the past weeks.
    • Wanderer
      Has your tip up been in deeper water, shallower or the same? I’m hoping to get some iced this last weekend of the season. Devils Lake in ND is a good bet.
    • Mark
      Catching a lot of them in 34 feet
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