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Heading out to Bald Eagle tomorrow, what is working? Probably start around the island and then figure out how far we actually want to walk and haul the ice around. Won't get out there until 2 so an evening spot around the island would be great....I have another spot but it is way to far to walk from the landing....is the landing on the northern end open? where the old boat rental place used to be or still is? could make for an easier walk out to areas that we like to fish

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BoxMN

Not sure of the old landing, but you can access the lake on the north end via right-of-way at the "T" and it would be the same walk.

I have heard they are driving all over the place, but not going to take my truck out there yet until I see PLENTY of other trucks.

Good luck!

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I was out there in 30ft of water, pulled 5 crappies out between 5 and 10pm... dropped the aqua-vu down and saw a million crappies, but couldn't figure out what was making them bite. Either way, small glowing teardrop with a small crappie minnow, and a walleye hook and small minnow got me 5... GOOD LUCK!

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I was out there last night in 30ft of water, pulled 5 crappies out between 5 and 10pm... dropped the aqua-vu down and saw a million crappies, but couldn't figure out what was making them bite. Either way, small glowing teardrop with a small crappie minnow, and a walleye hook and small minnow got me 5... GOOD LUCK!

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with the others Tommy! I always enjoy your bits of wisdom and humor! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      They are all coming in from the main lake. Cliff
    • FishinCT
      We used to camp on hinsdale all the time. There is one spot on the south shore closer to the east end we stayed almost every time. It's got a big rock outcrop on a small point that slopes down to the water. The picnic table and fire ring are in the open up top. Wide open space and a good breeze will keep the bugs off you. Tent site is fairly hidden. That's the best spot we ever found. Only downside is boat parking. I remember tying up on a log off the the side so probably the same site mentioned earlier.  We stayed there a ton when I was younger and never had any bear encounters, but the bear boxes are there for a reason!
    • meerkat
      I always wondered,  are the walleyes coming over the dam?   or are they swimming in from Pike?
    • Slopfishin
      Why delete your post?  I actually enjoyed reading that story. Seeing stories like yours is half the reason I like checking out this site (I like to check out all the different lake boards on fishingminnesota). 
    • delcecchi
      Hey, we need a little color and humor and Musky Tom does it best.  
    • TomWehler
      Good info to me even. Cliff you can delete my story n junk. Most people don’t know me round here anymore n for sure the humor of life is of no interest. Under stand only want the facts mama. Just the facts. 😎 I endeavor to persevere.  Beef!   
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The ice on the Pike River between the dam and the lake is opening up fast! Should be wide open in a couple of days at the present rate of melt! The DNR will be trapping walleyes soon!!!  The walleyes are already starting to move in! Pike Bay ice is  also starting to deteriorate quickly! Finally starting to look like we may get some open water for the fishing opener! Cliff 
    • chucker1101
      These aren't campsites to bring your Ranger fiberglass or decked-out Lund into. They're better fitted for smaller 14-16 ft alum boats, something you can drag on shore. Though i'm sure you can figure out how to secure something bigger. Cliff is right, most have sandy/pebble shorelines to pull a smaller boat onto. Almost all of them are well-protected from the prevailing WSW wind. You're gonna get wakes rolling into shore from passing boats, though, as it's a pretty well traveled section of the lake.
    • brrrr
      I camped at a couple sites a few years ago.  no docks, but most of the sites had a half way decent place to put the boat in.  one had a decent log to tie to.  another I threw a couple anchors out back and was able to tie off to a couple trees to keep the boat close yet off the rocks.