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BroadwaterD

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Hey there, my first post on this site. I'm from around the Albert Lea area and have just started doing some fishing around "home". I've been on Albert Lea and Fountain for a total of 16 hours and have only caught two 8 inch perch. Am I missing something? I'm in the area of all the other "towns" out there, trying to learn the areas a little. I'm no rookie to fishing but I have to be doing something wrong. Any pointers that could be passed out I'd appreciate it. I'd like to be able to get my kids out fishing with me some and this would be great being so close to home and all. But 4 hours on the ice and not even a nibble is killing them and me. Is it really that slow or am I that slow? LOL Thanks All.

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Time of day could be key to your success. Fish can be finicky and picky on the type of lures or bait so bring as much arsenal as you can. Are you using some sort of locater? Sonar?

I find myself moving around quite a bit and drilling at least average of 15 holes to find fish. Try to target areas where you had previous success during the year or try looking for deeper water where fish can suspend. If it is a deeper lake definately.

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Team Otter

Welcome aboard BroadwaterD. There is quite a bit of Albert Lea-type information currently active in this forum.

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 Originally Posted By: BroadwaterD
Hey there, my first post on this site. I'm from around the Albert Lea area and have just started doing some fishing around "home". I've been on Albert Lea and Fountain for a total of 16 hours and have only caught two 8 inch perch. Am I missing something? I'm in the area of all the other "towns" out there, trying to learn the areas a little. I'm no rookie to fishing but I have to be doing something wrong. Any pointers that could be passed out I'd appreciate it. I'd like to be able to get my kids out fishing with me some and this would be great being so close to home and all. But 4 hours on the ice and not even a nibble is killing them and me. Is it really that slow or am I that slow? LOL Thanks All.

are you using electronics? my dad won't and he hasn't been catching much. those that drill alot of holes and poke the vexilars down them have been doing allright. right now you can drive around town and basically see where the people are setting up. feel free to private message me and i will share a little about albert lea and what you should trigger and when. i'm more than happy to try to help out. i'm along the lines of getting people success because on a big body of water there are plenty of fish to go around

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