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2020 Forest Lake-Hinckley-Lindstrom-Pine City-Rush City Fishing Reports

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tunrevir

The crappies were off the bite with the recent coldspell. I couldn't even get many to bite on the croix this past week. With the stable weather they are starting to put the feedbags back on. Saw many over the emerging weeds this past Saturday while fishing.

Tunrevir~

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H0LE HOPPER

Youd probably just be better and take the extra 30 min and go to rush or pokegama

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Redlantern

Had a great evening with my eleven year old daughter catching bass. Dang things where leaping all over the place. She couldn't believe how much they were jumping. Caught them on the Jitterbugs that I stole from my dad's tacklebox when I was about her age. Weather was about as great as anyone could ask for. Loved it when she said we are definetly going back to that lake again.

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MarkAlm

It gives you hope to hear things from your kids that they may enjoy the outdoors the way that you do. I remember ice fishing with my boys and wife along with my brother Jim and Lisatealz on Winni when my boys were about that age, and when we left the lake that day my oldest boy said" that was the best day ever!" . It really keeps everything in life in check, Hope she continues to want to share in your adventures.

Thanks for sharing !!

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Deitz Dittrich

Fun report.. did you snap any picts?

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Redlantern

Tried a couple with the cell phone but they just didn't turn out well.

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CJH

Sounds like good father/daughter time!!

Hopefully I can get some of that when my two year old daughter gets older.

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Redlantern

I think she was hooked after she landed an eighteen inch largemouth. Complete dumb luck on my part but we were at the right place at the right time with a lot of luck.

She cranked that thing right up to the end of the rod and hoisted it up like a crane.

She's fished for smallies before up in the BWCA with me so she knows how to cast but she never used a jitterbug before. Never had to tell her to reel in slowly, she figured it out by herself. That kid sure makes me proud.

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openwater9

Just wondering how the walleye bite has been up in that neck of the woods?

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Deitz Dittrich

pretty good actually. I have heard good reports from most the lakes in the area. Fish seem to be relating to the weeds. Which is no surprise. Jig and a minnow seem to work about as good as anything. Although the last few times I have been out I have just used a jig and twister tail and got my limit both times.

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tunrevir

That must be the way you get that bass thumb you were talking about, lipping those walleyes grin Working the deeper weeds or shallow edges?

Tunrevir~

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Fuzzbient

I've been seeing good action right now too. Jig and fathead or husky jerk trolled have worked best for me. Leeches don't seem to be working. I'm finding the most active bite is the schools that are suspended off top transitions in 5 fow (with deeper water near by) during overcast days. Pretty easy to hit a limit of little eaters on the local lakes right now.

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Deitz Dittrich

That must be the way you get that bass thumb you were talking about, lipping those walleyes grin Working the deeper weeds or shallow edges?

Tunrevir~

Actually both, depending on the structure and time of day.

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zzz

was out sun got a 22 and a 24 " both back in the water

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Deitz Dittrich

Nice fish TrippleZ. What did you get them on?.. Get any picts?

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zzz

ya 6 '' plac worm

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zzz

hope to see you out on the water some time . deitz

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boogz

I fish chisago and lindstrom quite often but never had luck with waleyes. I throw cranks and lindy rig. I have tried both beaches and the eagles nest. Any ideas that could help me. I got lucky two winters ago while jigging for crappies, a 24" walleye hit on a tear drop. Thanks

Boooya

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Fuzzbient

Try small minnows like fatheads and try shallow.

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Deitz Dittrich

Jig and a minnow on weed edges as of late..

zzz-keep an eye out for my boat and stop and say hi if you see me on the water.

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Timmy D

Ridin' a bit low in the back, what, you got like 22 lbs in the livewell or something?

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Deitz Dittrich

BOOOOOOOO ha ha ha ha ha... That was a fun day.

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zzz

i will do that . going out to clearwater on sat see you soon .

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Larson01

Anyone know how its been after this rain? Im thinking about heading that way tomorrow morning.

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tunrevir

The fishing continues to be pretty consistent even with the ups and downs we have had with the weather. I haven't seen much of a drop in activity from the fish on Forest Lake but this will be the first real cool front day that we have had for awhile. Head out, give it a try, still better then working all day grin Good luck!

Tunrevir~

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zzz

see you out there ill be there on july 8 or 9th . maybe you can come . or will see you on the water deitz .

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Deitz Dittrich

I'm out somewhere(Chisago area) just about every day.. If you see me Triple Z.. please come over and say 'Hi"..

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zzz

i will do that . see you then

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zzz

heres that eye 24 inch and released fish210002.jpg

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jwmiller33

is the boat launch for centerville lake free? i know it is in the rice creek chain park and it says there is a fee to get into the park. so do you have to pay to launch your boat here?

on a different note, anybody been out on centerville lately? any tips on finding eyes in this lake?

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