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skinman

Anything been going on here anymore? Ive been gone, and haven't heard anything lately. Can you still get on the public access on the east side by dogfish bay?

Skinman

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Sartell Angler

haven't been out there myself since the lake got raped by every ice fisherman within a 100 miles of it

can't imagine they are biting all that well anymore. I'd be interested to know if a guy needs an extension to get through--that lake had a ton of ice the last time I was out there and that was two cold snaps ago!

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sheephead24

there is 34 inches of ice out there, i was there today, only 2 crappies in about 3 hours of fishing

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riverrat56

I fished it 5 straight days last week, I love college......

Anyways I still managed to find fish, crappies were harded to come by, but also not my target. I was looking for some Big Gill's and also some of the 9-11" perch that I had happened into earlier in the year, and I found both, lots of them and they were active.

I bottomed out my auger 6 times and was real close on every hole, If you have an extension now is the time to use it.

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Sartell Angler

good job riverrat, can't beat 5 straight days of fishing!

Hoping to get out there one of these weekends but with SD snow geese and Cancun Corona-sippin' I don't think it will be too soon

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I have been out around St. Cloud and Annandale a lot this winter...more than any previous year that is for sure!

SA

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one_walleye_willie

I was thinking of heading to diamond this week. Could anyone point me in the right direction to find some perch/crappie? Is there a certain area that is producing fish?

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Sartell Angler

Honestly you are going to have your best luck getting out there and exploring. The traditional spots have been pi$$ pounded so if you want good fishing you should search the fish out and try something non conventional.

Get a map of the lake and go where you gut tells you. When we were first out there a couple months ago we were set up in a shanty town and weren't catching much. Then we moved off on our own and punched a few holes and did extremely well, right in the middle of the day.

With the weather warming up I wouldn't be afraid to try a little shallower either.

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one_walleye_willie

Thanks for the advise. I'm not one to croud others and I usually have my best luck when I'm off on my own. My parents have a cabin there, so I know the lake farley well. I had intensions of fishing diamond this winter, but my local lake was good also.

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