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thrid fingers lake

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threerivers

I went to the third fingers lake today. I fished from 8:30am to noon. I caught my limit of 7 inch sunnies (10) and one bonus 13 inch crappie.It was a very nice morning with no wind and sunny about 10 degrees.

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Andy Loos1431189100

A friend from St. Charles was went there this weekend and also did fairly well, not that good, but he said the action was good.

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*CRAPPIEKING*

where are these finger lakes you talk of lol

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Mike Walerak

Third Finger Lake is on Pool 5 near Kellog.

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threerivers

The Finger Lakes are a series of lakes below the Alma dam. Going south on hyw. 61 about 6-7 miles south of Wabasha look for the Pioneer campground sign. Take a left following the signs. Right in front of the campground there is a public access. Park in the access, follow the path to the finger lake you want to fish. The third finger is about 3/4 of a mile walk.

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troutman

And don't forget,the limit is 10 bluegills in pools 5 and 5A.

Minnesota side only.

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*CRAPPIEKING*

have the fingers been any good? been thinking about trying it

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threerivers

I heard midweek was slow,two fish 4 hours.Then this weekend with the big temperature change. Maybe next weeks warmup will turn the area on alittle bit. Any body else have any info?

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Woodchucker

Just lookin 4 any reports on fingers lake....either 2 or 3 fingers lake....Dont get out much down there, but lookin 4 some panfish.....Any help greatly appreciated.....thx

Chucker

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threerivers

I was at the third fingers lake on 2/1/9 from 7:00 to 10:30am. Two of us caught 10 sunnies with 3 keepers. We went down there to see if we could find the auger that came off my brothers ice auger last week. He had a quick release on the auger and it failed. The auger went to the bottom. We got a magnet, and drilled three holes side by side. We tried some rope onto the magnet and dropped it down the holes. The very first try I heard and felt the magnet hit something. I started to pull on the rope and felt some heavyness,I kept pulling up on the rope and spun it around a half turn, and the magnet and the auger came up and out off the hole.I told my brother to grab it, he went after it like a 20 pound walleye. Needless to say he didn't care if we caught anything else all day. $192.00 for a new 4 blade auger.

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    • jigginjim
      would like to see a protected slot on bluegills, 10 to 12 inches go back. only one over 12 inches.
    • delcecchi
      Stands to reason that clogging up the dock at a public access would irritate people.  Most of those docks aren't very big.  That problem didn't occur to me.    
    • Jetsky
      PSU,   Fished the evenings last Th, Fr and Saturday.  The smaller side bays in Frazier with slip bobbers and leeches in about 8 ft of water at dusk. Thursday night my son and I caught 7 eaters.   Friday night the good news was that three of us boated about 30 walleyes.  Bad news was that only 6 were eaters.   All very small but they were really feeding in the warm shallower waters. Saturday night was very slow.  Just a few small ones.  I haven't been out the last three days. I've seen a few mayflys in Frazier Bay but no major hatching yet.
    • DonkeyHodey
      I can't help you with access, but I have a friend that regularly fishes stump and sagatagan--apparently the lakes are infested with norts and that's what he targets.  Lots of 2-5 pounders. (I suspect if you're targeting bass you'll end up catching mostly norts.)
    • BIGFISH.JZ
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    • PSU
      Any recent fishing reports for Frazer/Smarts Bay area. Didn't fish much last weekend (maybe four hours), but it was REALLY slow for me. First time I haven't keep a keeper in quite some time. Depths, technique and bait choice would be welcomed! 
    • Grindstone29
      Fins - same for me yesterday.  Fished three hours in the evening last night.  Pretty big wind still at 7pm.  Caught 5 walleye (all dinks) and a northern.  I went out for two hours this morning, mainly graphing.  Stopped near Cranberry Island and caught one 15 inch for dinner.  Will go out again this evening for advanced scouting.  Big group coming up over the 4th of July and they are expecting to catch fish.  Maybe i'll have to reset expectations... 
    • Hoey
      I do not target smallies, but I do run across them when fishing shallow, rocky areas, typically along the shore and back in the small bays.  The ones we have caught were nice and strong, running from 19 to 21 inches.  Good Luck.
    • SkunkedAgain
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    • SkunkedAgain
      I called the Soudan Mine today and was told that you can't leave your boat at the landing in Stuntz Bay. She said that it was "strongly frowned upon" and that she wasn't aware of any way to boat to the mine. Maybe that will be something that happens in the future.