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Boxcar Wllie

5th and 6th Crow Wing

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Boxcar Wllie

Heading up to 6th Crow Wing this coming wknd. I have never fished these lakes before and was wondering what to expect? It's my anniversery so my wife will be joining me and the more fish we can catch the, happier she will be grin.gif(as well as myself). I am primarily a walleye guy but bonus fish are fun too. We will be staying at Eagles Landing. Thanks for any info...

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MuskyBug85

lots of bass and panfish in both of these lakes. they also have a protective slots on the northerns out there all fish below 40 i believe but am not sure must be released. the walleyes can be hard but if you find them there is a good oppertunity at a really big fish (the biggest walleye my father has ever caught was out there 34").Jonah

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Gonebassin

5th and 6th are excellent bass lakes. Lots of pads and weeds. Good bluegill also. There is a sunken island down about 2/3rd of the way toward the enterance to 6th that usually is marked with a jug or bouy. Usually good bluegill and crappie around there.

More northerns than in prior years with the length limit, but most that we catch are in the 24 to 32 inch size range.

Walleye can be found around the island or the main point directly across from your resort on 5th. We alway have good luck on the far end of 6th in the bay for walleye. There is a resort on the left, and a large sand point as you come into the bay.

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gilby

gonebassin, I have been fishing this lake for about 10 years. Never really concentrated on walleyes,have caught some with spinners and some casting rapalas. If you don't mind, what do you use to catch walleyes with. Thanks Brad.

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Gonebassin

We use leaches on spinners/lindy rigs mostly, but also use nightcrawlers. Just enough weight to keep in touch with the bottom. We tend to troll with the electic motor, or drift, depending on the wind speed. The crawlers tend to have problems with pesky perch. Depth varies, but I usually start in the 12 to 14 foot area around the island on 5th or the bay on the far side of 6th in front of Royal Starr Resort. I have not had much luck with minnows, other than northerns.

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gilby

gonebassin, do you stay at one of the resorts on 5th. I will be up again in less than two weeks for a week staying on 5th. We stay at owls nest. Brad.

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Gonebassin

We stay at Royal Starr on 6th Crow in early June. We had stayed at Shady Lawn on 5th since the early 80s, but once that was closed, we now go to 3rd Crow in late July (the 21st this year) and stay at Crow Crest Lodge. I think this will be the 4th year at Crow Crest. Several groups of relatives come up then, so we have 3 cabins or so that we rent.

We may come over to 6th and 5th for a day of fishing. My dad enjoys those lakes better. Hard to disagree with him, the bass fishing seems to be much better on 5th and 6th (primarily because we know those lakes so much better after 25+ years of fishing them.) I have never stayed at Owl's Nest, but looked at it when Shady Lawn closed. We decided upon Royal Starr since they had an opening the week we like to go up on early June.

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