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eyehead

Anything happening out on Nest??? Need a little brake from waldo fishin. So I Think im gonna try for some sunny's and pike out there tommorow....

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5crazykids

A BUNCH of new houses out there today... mostly on the usual crappie holes... a few up in shallower water. I've been picking up a few craps and northern... one 23" eye. Not a frantic pace, by any means, but some action. Good luck!

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triggertrav

word on the street is that everyone is moving off of Diamond, not sure if its true but i have seen plenty of new houses on nest and green today. i was out in the hole on nest tonight and only pulled one little crappie up. just my experience.

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slurpie

cant believe they would leave diamond i heard the fish jump right in the house these days. How long do you guys think the crappie die off from 2 summers ago is gonna affect nest lake?

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bk_MN_iceman

I wish fishing Nest on Saturday/Sunday this weekend and we caught a few 9-10.5" crappies. A nice 20" walleye and had a couple strong Northern bites that we weren't set up for. 1 bit the line, the second was about 10' from the bottom of the ice and the line broke. For the first time fishing the lake it was a good time

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skinman

I seen some house's moving off Diamond on saturday. We didn't catch any but little perch. Didn't see anything on the camera or FL 20.

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    • delcecchi
      I don't confront people on the water about what they do.  Expressing an opinion in general is fine.  Getting up in people's face is different, as I hope you agree.
    • IceHawk
      That's awesome Don. Very creative and looks like fun. 
    • Wanderer
    • delcecchi
      Gotta be careful to keep the holier than thou attitude under control whatever you decide to do. After all not much difference between bass, northern (looking at you harpooners), walleye, even gills.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I have eaten quite a few small mouth bass from Vermilion and a few large mouth bass from other lakes. The smaller small mouth are not bad table fare! The larger fish taste like mud to me! All large mouth taste like mud to me!!😛 If you were to suggest to these fishermen that eating the smaller fish will make a much tastier meal, not to mention a much safer meal because of the contaminant level in larger fish, that may make a difference in what they decide to keep.????  But as you said, they can legally keep them of all sizes. The DNR approach of a size limit would be best! Cliff  
    • Harry Goodliffe
      a sign that ASKS people to selective harvest, releasing the bigger fish to keep those better fish genes in the population if you keep fish eat smaller fish...the old bill dance quote "limit your kill not kill your limit.... catch what you can use and release the rest to fight another day"
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Nice walleye Reid! How big? Cliff
    • Wanderer
      I respect your conservation minded approach but trying to TELL people not to keep those fish will just get you more of the same response you already got.  I also agree <15 inch bass are better keepers.  I keep a few myself each year and rarely keep anything over 16, preferring 12’s for the table. I’ve been a bass tournament angler in the past and have also promoted staunch C&R, much like the modern muskie culture, but have grown wiser with age.  I still target bass quite a bit just because they’re fun! On a 300 acre lake I agree a small group of anglers can and will have an impact with constant return visits to harvest large fish but the only two things you can do about it is, 1) As mentioned, lobby the DNR for protected slots, and 2) When people are happy to show you their catch, congratulate them and mention you like bass too but find the smaller sized fish much better table fare.  And maybe that you also fell releasing the mature fish keeps reproduction up to sustain a quality fishery.  And be nice about it.  Once you turn people off they’ll stop hearing you. That’s about all I have for ya.  Good luck.
    • Reid Saarela
      Bite was OK for us this weekend. Marked tons of fish but they only seemed to bite in small feeding windows due to abundance of mayfly larva down there. When they decided bite, they were inhaling our leeches though.  Rocks next to mud was best for us. Highlight of the weekend was walleye pictured below. 
    • Mike89
      I like the idea!!!👍