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jasonj83

Spunk Lakes, Avon MN

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I just started working in Albany and live in Sartell. I'm looking for a good panfish bite on my way home from work and was thinking about Lower Spunk, but Upper Spunk looked decent also. Anybody been on these lakes? Have any advice?

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Lower has a huge population of small fish, middle has a ton of structure and a lot of good fish, but i haven't fished it for a while. Upper is your best bet for crappies, had pretty good success in 30 fow earlier this season.

Ochotto is also close to them but it isn't worth your time.

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Thanks huntfish! I went out to lower for a couple of hours last night. Was able to pull up two small crappies. nothing worth keeping but as long as I don't get skunked I'm happy. I'll have to give Upper a try soon.

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Upper is a better fishing lake. I always do well in the summer. It has some nice structure and is a solid multi-species lake. Not a lot of pressure either.

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Upper got hit pretty hard this winter. Right now panfish are running small but like all lakes it should get better as March rolls on.

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Merc - I am planning to give upper a try this weekend. Any depth or time of day in particular working better than others? I found a nice little 30' hole on a map I was thinking about trying. Any thoughts?

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I was out on upper bout a week ago. managed to pull out 8 decent crappies. usually a good lake.

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There is a ton of structure out there. Haven't been out lately but last time there were people scattered around the lake. Thirty feet is about the depth we were fishing and we got both sunnies and crappies but the size was not great. East of the grass island is where we tried last but like I said with all the humps and holes they can be anywhere. Good luck!!

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Should be a good shallow bite starting soon. If the deeper water isn't panning out don't be afraid to look up in the weeds.

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