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Murphy lake North of Cotton off 53

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Is anyone familar with this lake?

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Fish the deep hole off the point to the right of the landing. Bring Waxes and Crappies minnows and you should get some gills and crappies.

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was up there this weekend just off the point, had the camera with me. What a blast watching all the gills swiming around. My real question was at about 4:30 everyone else pickup and left the lake. There was probably 20 -25 cars on the ice and in 10 minutes they were all gone. does this lake shut down at night?

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My experience has been yes. The best bites that I have had was from 7am - noon. Then a fish here and there after that. This was for panfish, but if your in the right spot you can pick up some walleyes in the evenings. But they are usaully hard to find but some of the locals up there have them dailed in. So I hope they dont get to made at me for talking about it.

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    • Chill62
      Sorry for the late response.  I was on the ice Friday-Monday fishing with our pro staff group.  We fished each morning for tuilibees and fished a few lakes and wow can you see a difference between lakes!  5 miles away and you go from average size of 19" to 13".  My buddy Scott who produced the video and the skinny guy is using I think a Wicked 13 Long stem reel which a spring broke in the bail this weekend.  I am using either a 13 FreeFall or a 13 Black Betty 6061 inline reel.  I like the in line reels better then the spinning reels and I wont be switching back for my ice fishing gear.  When its warmer out I like the FreeFall because I can drop the line with just one hand and not have to worry about hitting the button to drop it and then reel in some to get it to lock into place.  Scott I think is using a 32" St Croix rod, he switches between a light and a medium rod depending on his mood lol and I'm using a Yogi Custom Rod 32" Medium Light (Blue) and my other rod is a 32" medium rod (Black) I switch between them so its hard to keep them straight.  If your looking for a good rod he does 100% custom rods so you pick action tip eyelets colors string handles its pretty awesome and if your looking at the top end ones you get off the shelf you are paying about the same for a custom rod from him.     Fish were very hit and miss this weekend.  We caught a few in a few different holes but nothing great but yesterday we tried a new hole and instantly started getting them on top of the ice.  Will be trying that spot this weekend if I can get out on the ice.  I hate fishing solo just in case something happens out there and my fishing partner is heading Devils Lake for a week.  We had a ton of guys come by and see what we were doing that were "Seasoned Tuilibee Fisherman" that were using the 3" daredevil and told us what we were using wasn't going to be working get frustrated and leave because we were putting fish topside and they were only getting sniffers.  Our rig that has worked great for us is a 1/8 oz Kastmaster (Gold, Silver, or Rainbow Trout) with about 14-16" of line drop to a 4 or 5 mm tungstun jig (White, Pink, or Silver) loaded with wax worms.
    • Chill62
      Thanks was a blast filming and recording it!
    • leech~~
      Go to Fleet or the Cabala's and look at all their small tackle, hunting or shooting cases.
    • Rick G
      An old tackle box works :-)   once you get used to the electric you will never look back....  
    • eyeguy 54
      used brother in laws on northerns and eyes last summer. pretty slick. the question is about a case for it. Get back on track here silly people...