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Rush Lake was really going Thursday evening, Friday night a person could hardly stand up out there with the wind, fish still cooperated. Sat night ventured to Big Pine, all I can say is wow! Fish are on fire in that lake. Many, Many nice fish we caught out there Sat night. Everybody out there is just slaying them, and I mean nice fish... If you get a chance go too Big Pine. Find a goup of houses and fish because they are all catching fish. Went too OtterTail Sunday and there is not a lot of ice there. Kind of scary, lots of open water? I don't know why? I mean in real odd places. We decided instead to go back too Rush Lake. Rush is just like OtterTail, there are lots of open water holes out there. Be very careful if you go out on any of these lakes, they are really messed up...

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fishermatt

I'm not sure what lundprov considers "nice" fish, but Big Pine has loads of dinky fish, and a "few" nice ones too. We caught 18 fish on Big Pine last Saturday, 3 were keepers and the rest were dinks (10 inches or less).

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I guess I consider three over the 24 inch mark nice fish. I don't know what you consider to be nice fish, but I know that many would agree with me that these are nice!! We had some small fish as well, but we also brought home twelve that were all 16-20 inchers.. These fish are going nuts out there, many other groups around us also caught nice fish as well, oh, can I say nice or is Matt going to correct me again?

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Havin' Fun

LundproV,

I will never speak for anyone on here....but hopefully he didn't intend for his comment to offend. I know what Matt is talking about when he says little. Big Pine has it's share of little fish, but also has it's share of nice ones like you got. They tend to really school up size wise out there. Nice job on the fish. I have some good spots gps'd out there, just need to find the time to hit them! How much ice? Is it pretty consistent all the way across or are you down in one of the bays??

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I used to fish big pine more frequently when I lived in the area, but have been unable to get out there much in the past few years, because I moved to Moorhead. I am coming up this weekend to give it a shot though. I assume the breaklines would be a good place to start?? I used to have success out there with sucker minnows. Is this the way to go, or should a guy get shiners?

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Walter,

Find the weeds in 4 to 7 1/2 feet of water and jig a dead smelt. The 'eyes are hammerin' with this technique.

Go Dragons!

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Walter,

Just kidding... But you never know. Glad to see you're back on again. Up for another trip up to URL and LOTW? Looking forward to it. It looks like we might have to jump over to the Turtles this winter also.

MJ

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Catfish,
I'll have to try the smelt technique. I am definitely up for a trip to URL/LOW. Thats if the action isn't too hot and heavy on the Turtles!!

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