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Anything been going on here anymore? Ive been gone, and haven't heard anything lately. Can you still get on the public access on the east side by dogfish bay?

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Sartell Angler

haven't been out there myself since the lake got raped by every ice fisherman within a 100 miles of it

can't imagine they are biting all that well anymore. I'd be interested to know if a guy needs an extension to get through--that lake had a ton of ice the last time I was out there and that was two cold snaps ago!

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sheephead24

there is 34 inches of ice out there, i was there today, only 2 crappies in about 3 hours of fishing

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riverrat56

I fished it 5 straight days last week, I love college......

Anyways I still managed to find fish, crappies were harded to come by, but also not my target. I was looking for some Big Gill's and also some of the 9-11" perch that I had happened into earlier in the year, and I found both, lots of them and they were active.

I bottomed out my auger 6 times and was real close on every hole, If you have an extension now is the time to use it.

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Sartell Angler

good job riverrat, can't beat 5 straight days of fishing!

Hoping to get out there one of these weekends but with SD snow geese and Cancun Corona-sippin' I don't think it will be too soon

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I have been out around St. Cloud and Annandale a lot this winter...more than any previous year that is for sure!

SA

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one_walleye_willie

I was thinking of heading to diamond this week. Could anyone point me in the right direction to find some perch/crappie? Is there a certain area that is producing fish?

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Sartell Angler

Honestly you are going to have your best luck getting out there and exploring. The traditional spots have been pi$$ pounded so if you want good fishing you should search the fish out and try something non conventional.

Get a map of the lake and go where you gut tells you. When we were first out there a couple months ago we were set up in a shanty town and weren't catching much. Then we moved off on our own and punched a few holes and did extremely well, right in the middle of the day.

With the weather warming up I wouldn't be afraid to try a little shallower either.

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one_walleye_willie

Thanks for the advise. I'm not one to croud others and I usually have my best luck when I'm off on my own. My parents have a cabin there, so I know the lake farley well. I had intensions of fishing diamond this winter, but my local lake was good also.

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