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walleyecheeks

Spring Panfish

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Open water is here. If you want to catch a good number of gills and a few crappies, from shore Phalen creek is the place to be. Theres not to much size but its fun for the kids, and if you don't have a boat. Was there today, I happen to put a pole in the truck before I took the hound on his daily walk. So I stopped by the creek made a few casts and to my surprise they were thick in there. Just had a few waxies left from ice fishing and they went quick. Don't know if this cold weather comming this weekend is going to turn them off but I'll be there.

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I'm taking a canoe there next weekend. Should be fun to finally wet a line and get a little exercise from paddling.

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I live by Phalen, where is the creek? Are you talking where the bridge is on the north end? Just curious. Would be fun to catch a bunch even if they aren't keepers.

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The creek is the connection of phalen and keller lakes. It's supposed to be pretty good for early season panfish, I'll find out for sure next week.

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NO NO! That creek has ZERO fish! wink.gif The crappies are sporatic. Catch them as they come in from the lake. Almost any crappie or panfish jig will work!

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I beg to differ, I was in the creek today, just in from were they put the dock and it forks two ways. Caught a couple dozen. Caught two that were over 10inches, the rest were under 8. Released all of them and got some people asking me for them. Told them I was on a catch and release mission. I think that pissed them off, because they could not get them.

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