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Post your fishing reports here. anyone with a report post it here!!!!

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Aitkin area - lots of snow!  Shocker, right?  Never really measured the ice but I doubt it’s over 20 inches thick with maybe 16 inches of snow on top.  And slush happens....  Bring a snowmobile if you

From this past weekend in the Brainerd/Crosslake area...found the panfish on the weedlines or just out from them in the 10-16' of water range and used all sorts of methods but the best had to be 2.5"

family cabin on Ripple over that way, a good lake too...   sure looks like a good time for ya!!!!  👍

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GuidoSarduchi

I dunno- I hit a couple of smaller lakes yesterday and couldn't keep them off. Caught 30 in an hour with several 12" ers. Maybe the cusp of the weather change??

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palisade1kid

It was a cold day outside today...warm in the porty.

Drilled over 100 pannies.CPR'd everyone.

We fished a lake in Aitkin County.

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We used waxies on small jigs in 10 fow just off old cabbage beds.

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Hey Guido: How goes the battle> Good to see you again. I hope your winter has been better than mine has been? What are you talking about Sunnies or Crappies?

Sure sounds like you had some fun! Anyway, good to see you again. You take care and have a good time out there. Don't fall in!

Tight Lines!

Uncle Kes

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GuidoSarduchi

Pretty much crappies with a few sunnies mixed in. they seemed to prefer 1/100th pink jigs with a red eurolarva. They were attackin'.

What's been going on with you this winter?

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CrappieBart

Slow, we need the weather to warm. unless you are fishing with the "guides", they alaways get them, at least thats what they tell ya. LOL

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tryed wilkins last friday, and nothing was biting. a couple of guys were moving all around and also could not get anything.

we tryed rock lake satuaday, and nothing but little dinkers, crappies and gills. I hope the fishing picks up soon, which it should.

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palisade1kid

Snagged few on Wauk last weekend.

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Hit the narrows on BSL too ...caught some decent perch.

Some on the north end too.

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Looks like town was the place to be.

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ok, I am confused, why two canada flags and only one us?

did they have the fireworks CK? I was not up there for that.

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palisade1kid

No boomers this year....what a drag.

Good point on the flags...eh!

I guess the bar ran out of Canadian whiskey.

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wahoohendoo

I caught about 14 eyes on sat, kept 4 between 13- 15inches.deeper than expected caught most in 13 ft. but as deep as 20ft. surprised to see more than half of them were still milking when i grabbed them. minnows did most the damage.i can finally type now that my fingers are dry and out of that wind, but i guess it was opener!

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Jethro80

That sounds great! grin It sounds like I will be having fun and staying busy out there this week

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Zaraspooks

2 guys caught 16 walleye and kept 8. Never fished deeper than 9 ft. Caught on chartreuse & white jigs with fathead minnows. Only one caught on a leech. The northerns were very active. Caught 21 with the largest being about 5 lbs.

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sandyeyes

Caught about 20 over both days. All on leech and a hook in 6-12. Seemed they were a little on the deeper side in the middle of the day and shallower in the AM and evening. Most were 13-15", biggest was 20". Only 1 northern for me at 27"

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upnorthonalake

2 days...25-30 walleye, 40-50 pike. All on fatheads, 4-8 FOW.

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BigSandy

In the 6 years I've had a place on [PoorWordUsage], this was by far the most boats I've seen out on opener. Was only able to fish for about 1 hour on Sat. and didn't catch a thing. I'm hoping it was the GULP and not me. Going to try it again tomorrow.

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Jethro80

Just got back from bsl and heres my report. Wallys were very active in 4-12 ft. Shiners seemed to be the ticket. Got blown off the lake Wednesday and woke up to snow showers thursday. Didn't take long to remember the white caps and the rough conditions but all in all it was fun. I will add though, the hillcrest resort may need to do some improvements if they want to continue to rent cabins. I recommend staying elsewhere!

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upnorthonalake

Glad you caught some fish anyway. Yeah, those cabins are in pretty rough shape. Instead of re-doing the lodge, they should have put some $$ into the cabins IMO.

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upnorthonalake

Glad you caught some fish anyway. Those cabins are in pretty rough shape. Instead of re-doing the lodge, they should have put some $$ into the cabins IMO. Oh well, I don't stay in the cabins so I really don't care, I like to have a cocktail or two in the bar and that is nice place to be.

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Rick Reisewitz

for the price they charge for there cabins what do you expect they are cheap for a reason

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Jethro80

Thats funny, any place that charges $130 a night should provide services like a way to turn off the furnace or even have the windows operate enough to open them but I won't go into details.

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upnorthonalake

Are they cheap?? I have a cabin on the lake so I never know what they charge but I have always heard they charge a lot for their cabins. I guess people stay there or camp.

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