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Crappies and Gills

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How are the crappies biting around there? Any hot lakes to speak of? Is pelican lake in Ashby still producing? Might be around near the chain this weekend. Any info will help.

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ghotierman,
What's the latest panfish reports from NE Outfitters? Do you sell/rent vexilars there? If so, are you offering any end-of-the-season deals on pro-packs? FL-8, or FL-18's.

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professor...we do rent a vex....not nearly end of the season yet! with this much ice, there's still the month of march!

i believe pelican is starting to put up some bluegills. it was awesome first ice for crappies, and walleyes. even though it's near ashby, we keep close ties to it on this forum.

as for the area panfish bite....we move our rental over to Smith lake. Crappies have been doing pretty well, nothing big, but you can work a limit in the evenings. the house is in about 30 feet, and the crappies are coming through between 20-25 feet, or even 10 feet below the ice. There seems to be a good bite on Victoria now too...norht end just off the highway...the holes drilled along there make it look like a mine-field!...action infront of the bible camp on Geneva seems to have slowed a bit this week (or guys are just getting there houses off sooner)...the crappie bit usually picks up in the north bay of Geneva about now....

good luck...

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915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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ghotierman-

Thanks for the REPORT ON PELICAN IN ASHBY. As for the vexilars, I agree that I've never seen one "on sale," but it never hurts to check around. I just picked up a brand new Strikemaster Lazer Mag Xpress 2hp 8" in the box for $160, and I thought I'd never see one that cheap. Just goes to show what a little asking around can do.

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I haven't heard that Pelican has coral. I know that Eagle Lake, south of Battle lake has it. We always make a trip with our scuba gear to check it out. I haven't been to Pelican fishing for awhile. The pans normally start hitting in the middle of March.
Skooter1

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I picked up the auger in the twin cities at Gander Mt. I think the really clear lake you are talking about is Eagle Lake near Battle Lake. It's a really popular lake for divers, and has a good population of walleyes.

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Gogblon, I think your friend must be thinking of another Pelican Lake as the one by Ashby is not clean, we don't even bother with a camera, as there is to much suspended material in the water. I was up there 6 days ago and did poorly. The early ice bite was great and then it tapered off rather guickly. The lake ice bite just has not started yet.

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where excatly did you find that auger, and do you know if theres any left?? im in desperate need of a gas auger, ive been hand augering here all winter so far, and to be quite frank, im SICK of it.

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hmmm... im pretty sure it was pelican lake by ashby, he had his fishhouse out there all winter- says he was in 18 feet of water and you could almost literally count the grains of sand and pebbles on the bottom. said he never got a fish until after dark, because the water was soo clear and the fish were skittish....

ill have to ask him today. he lives in ashby so im pretty sure he knows what he's talking about, i know he fishes that lake every winter...

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Eagle lake is near ashby and is that clear.

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