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JBMasterAngler

Open Water Big Sandy Fishing

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How is the fishing on big sandy in the summer? I'm not too interested in fishing for walleyes, but I'll give it some time. The DNR lake finder indicates good populations of northerns. Are there any bass? I've never heard anything about bass (largemouths or smallies) fishing. There's gotta be some bass in there somewhere since it's connected to both the mississippi and minnewawa.

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Not much if any for bass, lot's of snake northerns also.

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How about the panfish?

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Crappies seem to be a little harder to find in the summer versus the winter for some reason.

Unfortunatly the crappie pressure this winter was/is at an all time high and I don't see it getting any better anytime soon word travels fast on the internet and the two main crappie spots were just crushed this year.

Aikten LK which is connected to BS is a decent lake with nice sunnies, crappies and some Bass.

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How does the perch fishing go in the summer? Still easy to find the jumbos?

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Jb we used to get some nice perch but never lots. In the past five years i have only caught a handfull and very few over 10 inches. I fish the river really hard and very seldom do i even get a perch. As far as aitkin lk it has also taken a beating. LOts of four inchers for perch.

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Jb we used to get some nice perch but never lots. In the past five years i have only caught a handfull and very few over 10 inches. I fish the river really hard and very seldom do i even get a perch. As far as aitkin lk it has also taken a beating. LOts of four inchers for perch.


I agree. grin.gif

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If I ever do make it up there this summer I'm sure I'll still have fun. I always like exploring new waters. How's the bass fishing in the river? Is it fairly accessible?

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No bass unless you count rock bass in the Sandy or Prarrie Rivers.

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Sorry, I meant the mississippi.

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There are a few bass in Aitkin Lake and I've seen a few stragglers being caught in Big Sandy. Big smallies and all caught in the weeds. Definitely not enough of them to make it your primary target though.

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I take the family up camping every year, first weekend in August. I always have a hard time keeping the bass off my line in Aitkin Lake. Not much luck on Sandy though. Lots of snakes.

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