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sullivan lake

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outdoorav    0
outdoorav

anyone try fishing this lake for panfish. thinking about try it on saturday. thank you

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Sartell Angler    0
Sartell Angler

I've tried it a couple times in both summer and winter. Have done pretty well on the sunnies in about 8 feet of water in the summertime, and the crappies are big if you can find them. Sorry I can't give you any more detail as it has been a couple years. I know a kid who has a cabin on the lake and he is always raving about the big crappies he gets in the winter.

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Bluegill1510

 Originally Posted By: Sartell Angler
I know a kid who has a cabin on the lake and he is always raving about the big crappies he gets in the winter.

Exactly and you wonder why everyone and there mom is out there when someone catches some fish. Typical central Minnesotan attitude (way of thinking) when you catch some fish then you gotta go brag about it to everyone. It's an ok lake for the area which isn't saying much but its a good lake to bring the kids too.

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Coach1310    1
Coach1310

It is a solid lake for a lot of species. Lots of pike and bass. Plenty of sunfish and crappies. The lake receives a fair amount of pressure(a lot in the winter).

Bluegill1510...it is funny you say "Typical central Minnesotan attitude(way of thinking)when you catch some fish they you gotta go brag about it to everyone.".....funny you post this on a site designed to provide reports, information and the like. I understand how everyone wants to keep this or that spot secret, but to come to a website designed for the purpose of sharing information and expect that not to happen??????

Sullivan is one of my favorite lakes in the area. The nice fish can be finicky and make it tough on you, but I enjoy the challenge. Like Bluegill said, it is a great place to take the kids. Find some shallow weeds or even the bullrushes and you shouldn't have a problem catching enough to keep the kids busy.

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Sartell Angler    0
Sartell Angler

I use this site to hear other people's stories and to share my experiences hunting and fishing. If I am heading to an area I'm unfamiliar with I will ask a few general questions about what to expect.

People who ask for and post specifics on here are making a mistake,in my opinion. I don't give out details such as specific spots or depths on lakes, presentations, etc. Usually I won't even give lake name but in this particular case I did because the kid I mentioned earlier is not a friend of mine and I really don't mind if the pressure increases on "his" lake.

That said I will continue fishing it now and then myself.

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bigdaddy1968

i live about 8 miles from there. fished it alot this winter. was there last weekend. crappies and sunfish biting in the bay bye the weed bed.

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Coach1310    1
Coach1310

I hear you SartellAngler. I would never say "Go out about 50yards in front of the Blue cabin with all the windows and the flag pole on the dock, look for a set of 8 holes that are drilled in a "X" pattern. Fish from 4:48-5:42pm with a green moon glow and 3 red eurolarve"..... but to expect people to not post anything in kinda crazy too, especially on this site with all the good people willing to lend some advice and current news.

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Sartell Angler    0
Sartell Angler

fair enough coach

I know I've benefited from the kindness of a few folks on this site over the years...just last year a guy from the Willmar area pointed me in the right direction for my first coyote. I'm all for helping new anglers get acquainted to the sport but in general I let 'em learn like the rest of us did pre-internet and that is through trial and error and getting out there and checking it out for yourself. Some general info doesn't hurt things though.

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Bluegill1510    0
Bluegill1510

 Originally Posted By: Coach1310

Bluegill1510...it is funny you say "Typical central Minnesotan attitude(way of thinking)when you catch some fish they you gotta go brag about it to everyone.".....funny you post this on a site designed to provide reports, information and the like. I understand how everyone wants to keep this or that spot secret, but to come to a website designed for the purpose of sharing information and expect that not to happen??????

Guys I didn't mean for my post to be regressive. I understand what this site is for and to provide reports and yes there are quite a few friendly people on here. I didn't mean anything negative to Sartell Angler or you Coach or to the site, I was implying to other yahoos who don't even use this site, but whom catch fish and then tell the world about their great feat especially at the bar. In reality this site does bring people onto a "hot bite" lakes but not even as near as word to mouth between people. I guess I was taught just to keep everything a secret when it comes to fishing or just flat out lie, but I also have learned that you can learn from others about fishing if your willing to listen and be helpful. But I walk the line very closely and watch what I say, just as others do on this site.

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Sullivan is one of my favorite lakes in the area. The nice fish can be finicky and make it tough on you, but I enjoy the challenge.

As it is one of my favorites to Coach. If the fish are finicky just means they will only get bigger for next time!

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DRP    0
DRP

I have only fished it once and will say that it should keep the kids busy!

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JayS

Last summer I went to Sullivan for my third time. I had my 10 year old daughter with me. As we were launching our boat, another couple was coming off the lake and asked where the fish are. They had been there all day and had not caught a fish. I told them where I had some luck the previous time I was on the lake. A sportsman on the shore listened to our conversation and came over and asked if I was taking my daughter fishing. I explained that I was taking her out for the afternoon; he gave me some advice on the lake that would be good for her to fish. We went to the spot and about a half an hour later he came by in his boat and said I was in the wrong spot. He then moved me to “his” spot and went home. My daughter had a blast, when I told her that we needed to go home, she complained we had just got there. You should have seen her look when I told her we had been fishing for over 4 hours. She just asked last week if I could take her fishing again to that spot. I have never shared that location with anyone else. I cannot thank that person enough to help me get my daughter excited about fishing.

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Coach1310    1
Coach1310

Bluegill.... I hear ya. Sorry if I came across as harsh to you. That wasn't my intent. It is a tough balance to keep with being a helpful sportsman vs. keeping everybody and their brother off certain spots. I agree you need to be careful as so many posts are read by 2-3-400 people but only posted on by a few. Kinda makes you wonder how many lurkers are grabbing info from here.

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outdoorav    0
outdoorav

thank you for the reports. i was think of try some deep water for crappies

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