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huckleberry

Turtle Lake in Shoreview...

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Anyone been out or had any success in the past fishing for crappies? If so, any recommendations of where to start looking for the fish? Thanks!

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I've been out there a couple times in the last week.. Not much on the crappies but i have done good on pike and a few walleyes..

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What size are the walleyes you're catching? I used to live on the lake and fished it quite a bit. Never had a run in with any of the walleyes...

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I have only fished this lake in the summer for crappies, and we would have our best luck right on the deep edge of the weedlines on the west shore, don't know if this helps or not...

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The walleyes that i have caught were from 14-21 inches... in about 17ft. Most of them have been hitting small shinners along the weed line.

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    • leech~~
    • Rick G
      Big Watab lake "St Cloud area" between Cold Spring and St Joseph. Couple smaller bodies of water in the area as well.... Mn DNR lakefinder is helpfull. Couple small steams in this area too.
    • Rick G
      Lol..... u got me.... I know I look odd, but that is the way the good Lord made me..... That and my homley parents...lol
    • Cliff Wagenbach
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