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Any info on area lakes would be great. I teach in St. Paul and have a few days off. Will be coming to the area over x-mas break. Looking to try Sauk, Osakis, Minnewaska, Big Birch, Koronis, Rice, or Horseshoe. What is a good bet for walleyes. Another question, I know crappies bite in a window of two hours pre and post dusk. what is the status with walleyes, can I do both at the same time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Stradic

You want to do both but not keep any walleye's, go to URL.

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Teach-D

Stradic, thanks for your reply. I am not sure what you mean by "doing both." Fishing both species at the same time?
Fishing in the same place for walleyes and crappies which would seem odd to me? Not keeping the walleyes so their will be more for everybody else. Realisticly I do NOT think this will be a problem, as I am a wekend warrior and as good a fisherman I may think I am the fish just don't see it that way. Good advice on URL I definitely will try that some time. Thanks for all the great info.

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Teach...Osakis, or the Chain here in Alex offer you some good crappie/walleye action too. North end of Osakis has some easy access, and nice size crappies. walleyes not far..on the rock piles and bars. Try Geneva or LeHommeDieu on the chain.

good luck and good fishing...

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Teach-D

ghotierman, thanks for the info. You are the only one nice enough up there to reply to where the fish are. Seems odd to me I know their are a lot of great ice spots up there, maybe not a lot of people from up their on the internet, or this site. I will definitely look you up over the winter. I usually don't get as far north as Alex, but since I get so close maybe I can make it up there. Their is a great chance that I will be talking to you about a sleeper once or twice this winter.

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perchjunkie

Hey Teach, sorry I didn't reply. Osakis has been giving up some pretty good walleye and northern bites the last few nights. Haven't heard much about the big gills or slabs yet.

I have been doing pretty good on the north end across from battle point in 21 ft. Good luck if you make it up.

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Stradic

Hey Teach, in your first post you said that you wanted to do both, fish for walleyes and crappies, right?
Up on URL the walleyes are mixed in with the crappies. I guess right now they are getting 2-3 walleyes for every crappy they catch up there. Obviously you can't keep the walleyes, so please don't everybody start writing in about fishing for walleyes on URL. When you are fishing for crappies they are mixed in and it's hard to not catch a walleye. And these aren't small walleyes either which makes for a fun trip. Just a suggestion since they are both easily caught up there.

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Teach--I offerd to point you in the right direction weeks ago and you didn't respond to my offer...

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