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gundy89

Phalen Report

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gundy89

Just thought I would give a report, even though it was pretty dismall. We got one 12in walleye last evening. Pretty slow, but first time out on the lake. Anybody else have any luck out there?

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Failin'onPhalen

I was out a few days back and had little luck. I was vertical jigging near the saddle (minnow) and caught a 2+lb pike and a nice little bass....no walleyes, though.

The water looked pretty dingy.

There were several other boats out that afternoon/evening.

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StPaulParkFisherman

Dose any one fish skis out there? Where would be some good spots to look for them on the lake. Any help would be great.

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Little Joe

A big swing and a miss for me as well. Worked the weedlines on the west shore - nothin but a few bass. Hit the saddle - nothin. Got bored and started slinging some hardware which produced a couple hammerhandles.

I did see 1 waldo caught off the fishing pier.

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pikehunter

Was on Phalen last night and caught decent numbers of bass, but not much for size. Gave up early on looking for Eye's because of the wind. Will try to head out again this weekend ... I'll let you know how I do.
As far as skis, I'm still relatively new to the lake so I really don't know. The lake is filling up with weeds pretty good already, but there are some pretty distinct weedlines in about 12-17 feet of water.

Good luck!

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Mr. Pike1

I continue to be amazed at the limited amount of walleye success that is reported from this body of water. It is small, heavily stocked, and very little angling pressure. Maybe all the walleye are migrating threw the channel into my back yard lake of Garvais. My neibor continue's to tell me that the first few weeks of June and again in late fall the bite there is outstanding. I will need to get a boat with him sometime and put him to the test..

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pikehunter

I'll have to agree with Mr. Pike. This is my first spring/summer in the metro and after some research I picked Phalen out of the mix as my best bet, since my only mode of water transport is canoe. (I had read all the stocking info, etc. as well.) I fished it pretty exensively over the course of the past three weeks, but gave up on the Walleyes after a couple tries. (Weather of course played a factor recently with wind, etc.)
I think I'm going to give the Phalen eyes another try tomorrow. They've gotta be in there somewhere, right? I'll let you know how I do.
P.S. I did manage to C&R a couple decent size pike this morning, however. Always fun to out-fight the fighers from a canoe!

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Mr. Pike1

Pikehunter, let us know the results of your quest on Phalen. I would also recommend you try Gervais as some point from your canoe. There is a decent walleye population in this small lake as well. I again am simply amazed that people fishing Phalen do not hammer the fish. No fishing pressure and stocked as well as any metro fishery and it is also small with limited structure. I guess the is why they call it fishing and not catching.

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pikehunter

Another fruitless day today. Spent five hours on the water (5-10am) and failed againt to boat an eye. Perhaps fishin walleyes in the metro is a little different than the way it was back home ... the weeds are so think here that maybe I'm just having trouble finding how to work around them. Great day to be out anyway ... at least got to enjoy a nice morning!
Oh yeah, did catch a couple pike and I'm pretty sure I had a muskie hooked that cut the line.
Good luck!

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