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Big Sandy Lake Fishing Reports

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berfish

We caught some nice smallies on a couple of rock points. We had never seen any caught in the lake until this past winter when a buddy got two through the ice. Then this spring I got one on walleye\Northern opener. Then we went out fishing for them and we got 5 in a two hour span. They were all pretty good sized at 14"-18". Anyone else fish for them out there?

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mjar01

I was up there two weekends ago at the federal campground, and was catching smallies out of the river (by the dam). Caught a nice 19.5". Also caught a few nice walleyes.

Was very windy on the lake, so we fished the dam for the most part. Finally got on the lake and caught walleyes, some crappies, and NO smallies.

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UdeLakeTom

Our group loves that spot below the dam...never know what you are going to catch.

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palisade1kid

I've caught smallies there....

Look at this pig from yesterday!

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It was a fun day on the lake. We released oodles of gills and slabs!

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CrowRiverRat83

Holy cats, thats a big bluegill! Good job.

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palisade1kid

It was dang close to 12".

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hornsnfins

I love those colors on that sunfish.

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palisade1kid

I love those colors on that sunfish.

They are all males as the spawn is almost happening. Caught a few females and they are ready to burst.

Hit it again today.

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This gal was right by the access and hungry too.

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knoppers

nice fish CK, and nice shots with the camera.

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palisade1kid

I should have been more carefull....I got a call...4 boats went in ...kept everything...I went and checked...no fish left.

So much for CPR.

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UdeLakeTom

That really sucks....A guy can't post anything anymore. I guess the figure, we can follow CK around and wipe out all the lakes he fishes. frownshocked

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palisade1kid

Ya know Tom I'd give up all of my spots if a guy would release these nice fish...but that ain't happening.

it also takes a bit of work to find them...then to have the spot fished out just like that....unreal.

Now I'm thinking to turn into a hider and if you want to hit some nice fish well a 300$ a day guide fee will be in order.

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UdeLakeTom

That's sad, because I know that there are some people that like your reports and pictures...I guess you can only show pics of the fish showing the bottom of your boat, and no background. Keep up the fishing though!!!

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palisade1kid

I will keep fishing and I will keep showing you pics,but I'll have to watch those backgrounds.

Looks like I'll have to vacuume the carpet now....LOL

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cody megahan

A few years back i caught a 5 lbs smallie of the dock on a white spinner. I was so suprised because i was told they wernt in the lake. Any ways anyone know were the walleys are?! Ive been fishing then hard for like 3 days and caught ONE. All i have caught is dang carp and dog fish. Got a 32 inch dog fish on the prarie. UGLY FISH. But if anyone knows were the walleyes or pan fish are id love some help.! thanks!

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codyBfishing

I havent gotten a chance to go out for a few weeks just wondering if anyones had any luck up on Big Sandy.

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palisade1kid

That's a bit vague.....whatcha lookin for?

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codyBfishing

Nothing in particular. Just seeing if anyones been doing any good. Hopefully ill be able come come up within the next week. But for sure for wild rice days. My granpa always has cars in the parade and car show. But i take it big sandy is the same old thing its always been; hit and miss and a really hard lake to fish unless your looking for small hammer handles. haha.

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palisade1kid

It can be hard.....I've been hitting slabs here and there.

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PierBridge

Keith, you doing the Waterfowl "duck" opener this year?

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palisade1kid

Call me ....Love your avatar...wow!

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codyBfishing

ck do you think you could still email me some spots so there not given away to everyone?

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wingnutken

Sunfish for bringing up some little ones. Any particular crankbaint/color better than others to take some kids trolling for walleyes too? Thanks, Ken

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palisade1kid

What's your email?

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nhlrox25@comcast.net

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