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On 4/24/2020 at 7:23 AM, PeachyHans said:

Pike were biting strong at the st cloud dam yesterday. My girlfriend caught her first fish! We were trying for catfish but the northerns went after everything.

@PeachyHans Another good spot locally to shore fish for cats is Lion's park in Cold Spring.   They have a fishing pier but we used to just throw out a crawler or leech with a hook and weight as we picniced sitting on shore there and caught plenty of catfish.  Some other fish often bite as well,(panfish, walleye, carp, etc).  If they aren't going there head over to the bridge on main street.  The shoreline edge on the west side of the river upstream from the bridge holds cats, walleyes and other game fish.

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Fished this Morning on a area lake on the Horseshoe chain and it was a crappy kind of Day. 😁 Got out before daybreak to get setup to be in position as I found this pod aka school of fish couple days a

Had a few free hours this bright and cold afternoon. Decided to hit one of those comunity type lakes where you know the fish aren't real big, but they will be where they should be. After scouting

My weekend report: Friday I was fortunate to fish a private body of water in southern MN with serious big fish potential including a bunch of 15-16" crappies.  I had a blast catching a bunch of c

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WOW, those are some goliath gills 

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Fishing a few times (tues-thurs) in a few little lakes just North of St. Cloud.

Water temp:  ~63-66 in the shallows, 60 in the main body.  Cabbage weed starting to grow ~1-2 feet in the warmer bays.  Water is ~10 degrees warmer than this time last year and vegetation ~1-2 weeks ahead.

We were Fishing with pink tube jigs or pink/white flu flus and/or bits of nightcrawler under a bobber.

Found crappies and sunnies in 1-6 feet of water.--sunnies were sitting or suspending shallow and crappies were consistently a foot deeper (sight fishing: the sunnies were suspending, the crappies hugging the bottom).  Bite was hit or miss.  Morning bite was surprisingly poor--mid afternoon bite (2 PM) was better than morning... 7-830 PM was the HOT time--845 bite just shut off like a switch!

Lots of little bass in the shallows and had one big bass on... (unfortunately, lightweight crappie line doesn't hold up well with a bass in the bulrushes...  C'est la vie.)


I suspect over Memorial day you can pretty much pick any species to target and potentially have a great bite!  Got lots of plans to wet some lines this weekend (but the forecast sounds like it might be more than my line that gets wet.)


(Kids were with Gma, so I'm sorry I don't have pics--this was just me and the wife having some quality fishing time...  This weekend, though, kids will be back so I hope to update you with some good pics)

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Not much going on around here for a while.   


I tried the chain this weekend between projects at the cabin.  Mainly fished the main drop on Horseshoe and a sunken island.  Jig and minnow was all that was needed.  Had to weed through the bazillion rock bass, but there were some eyes in the school as well.  I seemed to find most fish around the 16-20' area.  Definitely, the evening bite was much better than morning/afternoon...likely because of the clear water.  Was temp was 56-57*. 


Some cigars as well, but most eyes were 14-17".   

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Hit the chain again on Friday, but my weekend of fishing was cut short due to a sewer issue at the cabin.  


Anyways, I did fish Friday, water temp was basically the same, 57.  And I found the same success as last week.  


Caught a load of rock bass, 3 keeper eyes(which I released because I thought I would be fishing all weekend) and a smallie.  


I did have one large fish on, but it unbuttoned it's self.  I think it was a pike, because of the hit, but then I felt some solid head throbs and a short run.  So, who knows.  


I'm going to give it a break for a few days and try another body of water this weekend.  

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i was on a lake by hawick/new london last thursday. had my camera along........nice walleyes, bass and sunfish. all had lockjaw!!!!!!!👎🤔


fished big lake by richmond and got a few sunfish for the pan!!!!!!!!!

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