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We are staying up Mon thru Fri on BSL and I would really like to get into some eyes but everyone I've been asking hasn't had really much to say about BSL. Would it be worth the gas $$$ to just drive a 1/2hr to the Pond or should I focus on BSL??? I'd really prefer not spend the xtra money if I don't need to. I hear it's a Clear Lake and to fish early morning and dusk for eyes. Any Ideas?

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Try BSL first and if nothing is going on, you can always head to Mille Lacs. 5 days is a long time to figure something out. Good Luck!

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It all depends on what your after.

If it's an eye over 20" you could be in for a long wait to find one in BSL. Mille Lacs has a ton of eyes over that and several up to 30" that are being caught.

the smallies are on fire too down there.They are running 4-5 pounds ...what more could a guy ask for?

You do need some help down there.....way too much water if you do not where to start.

Being your on BSL ....why not be happy with whatever you catch?

There's a bunch of small eaters to be had and you may pattern some slabs while your at it.

The pike will keep you busy if nothing else.

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No need for Mille Lacs tips. I'd be great with catching eaters on BSL all week long. What should I look for on structure; sand, gravel, rock, first breaks, mid lake humps, etc? Leeches, crawlers, minnows? Jigging, lindy, cranks? Colors? Thanks in advance for any help. I'll post my results next weekend smile

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Stay shallow ...like 6 foot.I know trolling an 1/8 oz jig with a 3 sassy shay black and pearl work at 1.5 mph or run lindy rigs with hammered brass spinners 4 foot snells and leeches in those shallows or texas rig right off of the dock.

most of the islands have deep spots near by.Find the shallow water just before hitting that deep water.

How do they say......get a map!

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Thanks for the info.... Got the lakemap chips! I'll report when I get back.

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Good luck and have fun.

You could try out in front of the Prairie or the VanDuse.

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I havent been up yet this year but will be going in mid july. Usually the bite is good right thru midday for the eyes. Like said shallow 5-10 feet. I usully do best with a plain hook and leech. I have usully done best on small leeches too. To me big sandy is a do-everything-the-opposite-as-you-would-do-on-most-lakes kind of lake.

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So true eyebjim.

Heck the eyes dont bite till 9 and stop before sunset.Weird!

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Yeah, It took me a few years of going up there to figure that out. Makes for a good vacation, you can sleep in and still can catch walleyes.

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