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deerfishin

Anyone been out to Clear Lake Waseca yet, or heard any good reports? Im gonna give the night bite a try tonight. Hopefully ill have something to report tomorrow.

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Sandmannd

I haven't been down there for a few weeks and it was cold with no bites. Let us know how you do, I would like to know if the bites picked up at all.

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deerfishin

went out last night after work 230 am till bout 630am. Nothing but sunfish couldnt keep them off leeches. Switched to fat heads never got another bite.thinkin the thirty degree temp difference in two days might have shut the walleyes down a little.

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Sandmannd

Anyone been out this weekend on Clear? Curious if the bite has picked up on the crappies.

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icechipper

I was out on Clear today, 12-5 pm. Caught a few crappies, lots of sunfish. Crappies were in around 6' of water mixed in with the sunfish. Caught everything on wax worms.

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deerfishin

gonna give it another go after work tonite. Hopefully the scattered t-storms today didnt make a difference...a guy has got to think positive right???

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Sandmannd

Looking for an update on this lake. Going to head down this weekend. Haven't been down since early spring. How's the panfish bite? Anyone know they name of the bait shop in the gas station across form Walmart?

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jigging-matt

The Bait Shop is called the Sportsmans Stop. Great Place, Good luck fishing.

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bluebill

I HAVE BEEN ON A GREAT EYE BITE OUT THERE WITH LOTS OF BASS MIXED IN TOOK VACATION LAST WEEK NEVER LEFT TOWN OVER 50 EYES UP TO 8 POUNDS MOST WERE 15 - 18 IN 30-40 BASS A DAY 2 THAT WENT 6 POUNDS WHO NEEDS MILLACS HAHA

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Sandmannd

Hey blubill, will to share an idea where to look for the eyes? Never caught any on this lake. You can email me at s_e_hendricks@comcast.net if you don't wanna post here.

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bluebill

call me 507-351-7323 im heading out in the morning

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bluebill

sandmannd did you make it out today my wife and i didnt get any eyes friday im going to try monday night and all day tuesday

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Sandmannd

We did get out. Didn't get to use your pointers though. We were going after the pannies first. Bites constantly but had a hard time getting them to hook. Came home with a few. Good time on that little lake. Used to more action though.

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Sandmannd

Any word on the pannies here in the last week or so? Might head down on Sunday.

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oneeye

Hey bluebill I live right in Waseca I was wondering if you would be willing to share a little more info about the eye bite on Clear at deeda9@earthlink.net I here their are alot of eyes out their but I cant seem to every find them.Any info I would greatly appreciate thanks alot

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bluebill

oneeye call me early goose starts in a week then bow season ond then duck i think i will only fish one more week until iceup i got 3 this morning 14-17 in still swiming heading to tetonka for the reast of the day

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ZEEK1223

just wanted to let everyone that uses the lake that might not know. The bass are all catch and release. I'm not pointing any fingers, so if your looking to criticize me save your breath.

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katoguy

It used to be plainly posted at each landing. It has been this way for at least 10 years. I'd call tip if I saw anyone keeping them out there. Ignorance is no defense, but this may be a good reminder for everyone to make sure of special lake regulations when planning an outing.

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tipup

Stll posted all ocer the lake as to catch and release for Bass, but still every year i see people doing it weather from shore or boats, makes me sick.

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tipup

Just wondering if there is any new info out there about clear Lake in Waseca? Hav been out there twice now in the last week and have gotten completely skunked. I will admit I am not the worlds best fisherman but I mean really. I have always had good luck out there in the winter and fair luck in the summer until this year. I know that there is eyes out there as my buddie and I always get a few during hard ice, but whats the best way to get them going in the summer /fall? Any help would be great, my 5 1/2 year old has really gotten into fishing theis year and I would love to get a few bigger ones for him. Thanks for any replies!!

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bluebill

tipup try the northend out from the golf course road on the rock bar cast perch color shad raps or an crankbait with a oarnge belly they are still going in a few weeks your can pound them from shore a little west of there with minnows and a floating jighead when the move in therethey stay untill iceup i may get out friday late morning after goose hunting call if you want to go 1-507-351-7323 good luck

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tipup

Thanks for the info!!! Would love to go but I work Fri-Mondays. Went out Tues afternoon, no luck with the eyes but I did get a 32" 7 lbs pike on the south end by where the redid the outlet by Barneys, biggest pike on that lake that i have caught. let him go so maybe he will be around for ice fishing this winter!!! Will have to try the south end.

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bluebill

GREAT I GOT A 42IN PICE 2 YEARS AGO MY BIGGEST I LET HIM GO TO WHEN THE WATER COOLS A LITTLE MORE LOOK FOR MY RANGER TRUCK ON THE NORTHEND

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tipup

I will keep my eyes open also will keep everyone filled in on whats going on with fish at the lake

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tipup

I have been hearing that there was alot of boats out on the lake last night after dark. Anyone know anything? Fish going off or what?

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    • IceHawk
      First off welcome to the site ! Fish that area quite often and have seen some good flocks around there.  I would get out and do some glassing in the area , especially around some picked corn fields. Right now they are wintered up but will break  apart once spring gets closer. Maybe hit up a local bait store and ask around if anyone knows of a spot. Or look at the landowners list that received permits in that area. They legally have to grant permission to hunt there land but unfortunately a lot of landowners will tell you they are full even if there not  Good luck in your search. 
    • Bisonguy
      this will be my first time chasing Minnesota turkeys. Any tips on where to go around Lake Lida area? 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      When i was there all could find was perch but i only fished for about 3-4 hours all weekend. Not sure on panfish but i know the walleye bit is still pretty good. I'm sure theres plenty of panfish to be had back there though to.
    • Wanderer
      +1 here.  I miss the hills of SE MN but when I have birds walking through my yard it’s hard to leave Central MN. Its not like they’re gonna be super easy but I’m trying to get my first with a bow, and that’s not easy.  Not yet anyway.  The more days I can get in, the better.  And sticking around home makes THAT part easier. When I first started hunting turkeys it took me three seasons to kill a bird.  Then every year after that was a score with the shotgun for about 20 seasons maybe?  I’m going into my second legitimate season of effort with my bow.  Hoping two times is a charm.
    • JFitz
      I spent a little time last summer looking for weed walleyes in Niles Bay. About 10 minutes into my experiment I caught a chunky 22" on a spinner rig over a weedbed in about 10'. The weeds were growing about halfway to the surface but that fish had no problem smacking my bait. I'll keep experimenting this year.... can't wait for open water!
    • Rick
      I hear the panfish are kicking it up a bit? Any word out there?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      awesome feedback! thank you so much for the info! Ill get up ther next year, i dont want to keep any i just want to catch some nice eyes and northern.....hell, whatever! ive been in a sleeper 5 times on LOW and we only had one real good trip. upper red lake once in a sleeper caught 3 eyes in 3 days. i dont mind if i catch one or two fish, its all about the experience for me on the big water. but the girlfriend is a hard one to convince at times for a return trip if the fishing is slow. were headed to fairbault this weekend, i hope we get into something. thanks again guys! ill post a report on our trip. good luck on the ice!
    • IceHawk
      Well who else is going after long beards this spring? I was drawn for season B again no surprise. There were surplus tags left as there were last couple years.  Really like the new approach to not having to apply for the later seasons spreads the hunters out and gives guys like me the opportunity to get after them early   Been out doing some scouting and been seeing some big wintering flocks one I was glassing other day had over 60 birds in it! They have really been working over the picked corn lately.  Oh cant wait to hear the first gobble of the year 
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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Pat, July is my best time for walleyes in the weeds! I did not cast spinner baits but did pull spinners with 1/2 crawler right along the edges in about 3' to 4' deep water. We were so close to the boat with our lines that we could see our spinners and actually see the walleyes charge out of the weeds and grab our baits! FUN!! Now, thanks to the rustys, those cabbage weed beds are gone. Cliff
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