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fishermatt

I'm starting to get "sunfish fever"! What are some area lakes that have BIG sunfish? I like Murphy and West Lost, but what lakes do YOU like for big sunfish? There's nothing like a sunfish sandwich!!

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fishermatt

Dcfranson,
Thanks for your opinion. I've fished Dead the last 2 winters, and have caught some sunfish, but not anything over about 7 inches. Have you gotten any BIG ones out of there in the last couple years?

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fishermatt

Thanks JT24! I'll give Walker a try when I get a chance and let you how it goes.

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I would maybe try Walker lake. I was getting a few 10 inchers along with the big crappies but hard to tell now what they are doing. I was up your way in early January and that was the first time i have ever caught sunfish on the ice there. They werent all 10 inch ones but a good 8 to 10. I didnt keep many because the crappies made them look small but they were fun to catch. Hopefully i was of some help.

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Fishin' Man

Does anyone know any local lakes that if a person don't know much about can go out there and get some sunnies? I live over by perham and am looking for a lake in the area that a bunch of my buddies could just go out and have some fun. Any help would be helpful. Thanks.

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Paul Rohweller

Might want to take a look at little mcdonald and the little but extremely deep lake right behind it. Tons of sunnies there... Paul

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fishermatt

Dead Lake also has lots of sunfish in it. Go to the right of the access on the east end, there's a big point there with a 15 foot hole. fish around that hole and you'll get sunfish and crappies, along with the occasional bucketmouth bass.

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Fishin' Man

Where is this dead lake? I have heard of so many differnt Dead Lakes it isn't even funny.

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Guest

It is all but prooven, that if it is full of crappies they run a lil smaller, compared to a lake that isn't quite jam-packed with the crappies, they run bigger.
Try North Lida.

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Paul Rohweller

We put cali,
Remember there a 11 inch minimum size on the crapps on north and south lida. That helps the size too. A couple springs ago we were catching alot of 10 3/4 inchers! frustrating. lolol Paul

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Gissert

Dead Lake is 3-4 miles northwest of Ottertail Lake.

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Dead Lake is near Dent and Richville. Perham is also not far. Dead lake is the 2nd largest lake in Ottertail county, 8,000 plus acres. Check out the dnr web site on it.

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fishermatt

To get to the East end access on Dead Lake, take hwy 78 south of Perham about 5 miles to Hwy 14. Turn right (west) and go through Richville. about 1 mile west of Richville, Hwy 14 turns south. Go about 3 miles past this curve, you'll pass the extreme east end of Dead Lake. Then look for the brown "public water access" sign, turn right and go about 2 miles to the public access.

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minneman

Paul, the deep lake behind little mac, would that be lake....Paul? nice crappies there too if ya can find em.

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Paul Rohweller

heheh No Paul lake is just down the road fromlittle mac. The one I'm talking about is connected to lilmac through a cut in the lakeshore on the northwest shore just big enough to squeeze a boat through with the high water. It's called kerbs lake (had to go look it up) Its not very big but its about 100 ft deep. look to your left as your going through the cut for the sunnies, at least thats where I left them last fall! Paul

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fishermatt

Anyone been to Annie Battle this winter? I hear there's 18 inch Crappies in there. Any truth to that?

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fished annie b this summer with my little guys- lots of sunfish. i think the crappies are 21"- one all most took my finger off.

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