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PaulB

Christmas Lake

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Anyone fished here recently? I've found it a nice place to go (close by, clear water, nice scenery..), caught some real nice sunnies (but not in quantity), but lots of pleasure boaters on the weekends. Thinking about heading there one night this week.

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pjfweb

I've been on this lake a few times in the past couple years. There's plenty of fish to catch there. If you hit it right there are a mess of sunfish to be caught.

I've caught a few snake northern and some 12 - 16" large-mouth. I'm sure there are larger of both, but never spent the time to find out.

It's stocked with rainbows as well, but I have yet to catch one... that will end this summer though wink.gif

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Bloomington, MN
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buzzsaw

Paul B, You don't happen to also be known as Bubba do you??? If so, we have to hook up my Hopkins brotha!

ML

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PaulB

buzzsaw, I think you've got the wrong Paul. I don't think anyone's ever called me Bubba. Patrick, that's been my experience too. Some panfish, caught a couple of the nicest bluegills I've ever seen there, but usually not great numbers. Couple small bass. Etc. Just haven't been there yet this year. You ever fish that shallow bay on the west side? Never really tried there.

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Darn! I thought I was going to run into an old buddy! work the weedlines and the two points on this lake.... I've done decent there! In the wintertime the bay fills up with houses but the south end has produced crappies and decent sunnies. Huge Northerns are in this spring fed lake... I've heard stories from the divers and caught a few myself.

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pjfweb

I've fished the bay at the landing... and the shallow bay you speak of only once I believe. When I did fish that shallower bay I was able to pick up a VERY small northern and two 15" bass if I remember correctly.

Most of the time I fish that lake I take my daughter and/or someone who doesn't fish often. We go there because I know we can catch some panfish and I know we won't get skunked. I was there two weeks ago today with my family and brought home 25 decent sunnies. Pretty good since we fished a very short time and I didn't fish much myself. I was busy keeping everyone else fishing smile.gif When I fish panfish, I've found the east/southeast shore to be the best.

There's a Christmas Lake topic on the Trout forum that has some info on catching rainbows there. I've tried a few times with little success... I've said it before and I'll say it again... I will catch a trout there this year smile.gif

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I usually fish along the western shore, where there is sort of a gap between the mansions - guess I feel more comfortable there. With the wind, it was pretty empty. Managed to catch some sunnies, boy caught a couple little northerns. I'll have to try the other edges too. Thanks for the info.

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I'm heading out Friday evening... and at the moment I'm trying to chose between heading to Chrismas or Tonka...

I'm leaning toward Christmas... gotta get a trout smile.gif

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