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Pelican lake near ashby

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Any body know what hapened to Pelican lake near Ashby ? used to be good fishing Even the sun fish are gone . I tryed some other local lakes and did well so it's not like I have gas on my bait or some thing . RR

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There are no fish in Pelican anymore. All gone after this summer

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We go every spring, and then in fall, so not up all the time. But this spring (2nd weekend) we did pretty poor. One thing we noticed, is that there were TONS of perch all along the shoreline. Never had seen them that thick before. We did get some nice 17-19" fish though.

Haven't caught a nice crappie in several years, but used to find them pretty regularly. Not sure what happened. Usually for wallaye or crappie, when we do catch fish from Pelican they are very nice sized, but not many of them. A few years ago they were all medium to small, but caught tons of them.

Fall we hunt up there and fish on nice afternoons smile.gif Stay at Ashby resort.

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We go every spring, and then in fall, so not up all the time. But this spring (2nd weekend) we did pretty poor. One thing we noticed, is that there were TONS of perch all along the shoreline. Never had seen them that thick before. We did get some nice 17-19" fish though.

Haven't caught a nice crappie in several years, but used to find them pretty regularly. Not sure what happened. Usually for wallaye or crappie, when we do catch fish from Pelican they are very nice sized, but not many of them. A few years ago they were all medium to small, but caught tons of them.

Fall we hunt up there and fish on nice afternoons
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Stay at Ashby resort.


Yes, they were scattered this year, but big.

I got a 15" Crappie this year. Things are slow because of the perch though.

It takes work, but that's half the fun.

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My father in law got a cabin on the lake 5 years a go in the last 5 years it's been the best walleye fishing I have seen any where it was hot and heavy form opener to abought 4 july and pick up when it cooled down . I kind of exspectid the walleye to slow down at some point but the lack of hamer handles and sun fish realy has me worryed . We have got some big ones this year all so but you have to work for them and no small ones I see in 2005 the DNR has put 3600000 Waleye fry in the lake so hopfuly those black flying rats dont eat all of them . Thanks for the info guys good luck . RR

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We (My fater inlaw) has a place on Pelican and this is the worst year we have ever had fishing. We like to fish large mouth alot and only caught one all season. The walleyes we caught were not in the normal places we usually catch them. We gave up and started fishing some of the other lakes around and did very well, but never did find out what was wrong with Pelican.

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Has anyone been out on the hard water? If so, what are the ice conditions?

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    • Hello Friends:

      Looking for some help as I've been up here since yesterday morning and only two 22" walleyes. I've fished fairly hard (5 or 6 hours) and tried all of my normal spots in Frazer/Smarts/Narrows area using all presentations with minnows and crawlers. Would love to have a walleye dinner (couple of 15's) for my black lab and I tomorrow night and any suggestions would be welcomed.

      I'm not looking for spots, but general depth and bait.

      Thanks guys

      Andy

       

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      It is great.  I don't know if they are still doing grumpy gary chicken this time of year but it is good.  They have specials on various nights, at least in summer.  

    • Sculpin

      Posted

      Dennis Anderson, Outdoor writer for the Minneapolis Tribune had a nice write up on the duck opener at Pelican. In addition there were some locals quoted on duck hunting there. Sounds like the ducks are back, and they have the water levels well under control.

    • Thanks Don! its a good time of year to be on the water!! :)

    • SkunkedAgain

      Posted

      Oh man, I forgot about the South Switch. I haven't been there in close to fifteen years. I doubt that it's changed.....maybe I'll head there tomorrow night!

    • Not lately but a buddy got 3 in big fork yesterday... No dog just him walking

    • MrSchrute

      Posted

      Anyone been out lately? I normally wait until the leaves start dropping but am getting the itch to get out pretty bad.

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Prices a little high there too....   Come on down to the switch or the crescent.  

      Didn't Bayview try the upscale dining thing a few years ago? 

    • eyeguy 54

      Posted

      I miss ice fishing there

       

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    • BartmanMN

      Posted

      Where are all the Duck reports from the almighty Pelican? 

      Did all this rain fill the lake back up?  I haven't driven by at all. 

      I bet the crappies and gills are growing nicely.   Soon enough.

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    • PSU
      Hello Friends: Looking for some help as I've been up here since yesterday morning and only two 22" walleyes. I've fished fairly hard (5 or 6 hours) and tried all of my normal spots in Frazer/Smarts/Narrows area using all presentations with minnows and crawlers. Would love to have a walleye dinner (couple of 15's) for my black lab and I tomorrow night and any suggestions would be welcomed. I'm not looking for spots, but general depth and bait. Thanks guys Andy  
    • delcecchi
      It is great.  I don't know if they are still doing grumpy gary chicken this time of year but it is good.  They have specials on various nights, at least in summer.  
    • Sculpin
      Dennis Anderson, Outdoor writer for the Minneapolis Tribune had a nice write up on the duck opener at Pelican. In addition there were some locals quoted on duck hunting there. Sounds like the ducks are back, and they have the water levels well under control.
    • Turk
      Thanks Don! its a good time of year to be on the water!!
    • SkunkedAgain
      Oh man, I forgot about the South Switch. I haven't been there in close to fifteen years. I doubt that it's changed.....maybe I'll head there tomorrow night!