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Annandale-Buffalo-Hutchinson fishing reports

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dukhnt

Went out on green leaf saturday evening. One perch and one crappie was caught. So not much to report.

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robbo17

Hope you guys didn't take it as I was being a A%^Hole.

Good Fishing to each of you.

Heres my report.

Pleasant was terrible, Cedar was terrible, and Pelican was terrible.

Did however manage a nice 36 1/4 pike on a local lake on the last day of the season. Tip-up with a dead smelt.

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noodlerod

would that have been at the annual R F fish'n contest behind the Island ?

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robbo17

No- Me and him and a couple others hit a different lake on Sunday. They got a 35" pike before I got out there. We did get a few nice fish on Saturday out there. 7.3 Pike Won the contest. 28.5" Walleye was caught 15 minutes after the contest was over. That thing hit a 6" sucker minnow in 5' of water.

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noodlerod

I talked to him on the lake the other day , some nice fish to end the season with , Im not much for contests but this sounds like a good time , he's tried to get me out there the last 3 yrs looks like next year I'll have to come on out !!!!! Oh yeah ,heres my area report , some panfish are hitting on local lakes ....

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bassphish2005

hey noodle....how much snow did you get out your way on Thursday?

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noodlerod

5" to 6" it blew around alot hard to tell ... some nice drifts on the lakes

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nater

Clearwater lake- Was out there on Sunday and you could see open water on the ne side of the main island. Didn't even look close the narrows on the north. Just up by shore it was open for a good section. Be careful out there.

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Rick G

Clearwater lake-Was out from 11-3:30 this afternoon and found somewhat active fish in 12-14 feet of water. Lots of big fish down there but getting them to bite was a little tricky. Ended up with ten good sized gills and two crappies for dinner. Better days of fishing are just around the corner. Bring on the warm weather!!!

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JAY69

PELICAN LAKE-I was out there until 5 tonight and people were still driving out from the 117 access. (north) Just as I was leaving a 1 ton ford pulling a 6 x12 wheeled house went out yet. I personally went out with a wheeler. Fishing was pretty good but a lot of smaller sunfish and crappies. I did keep 8 s and 2c with the biggest 2 sunfish being 9.5 and 9.75.

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CrowRiverRat83

PELICAN LAKE- Went out of the 119 access today. It was pretty rough and rutted, not really an excessive amount of water though. Ended up catching 1 bass, 12 sunfish, and 4 crappies. About half of the sunfish were really nice sized, crappies were just average 9 inches or so. ALL fish were released.

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Mowing4aLiving

PELICAN LAKE- I am done driving off of the public access from 117. I'm not worried about the main lake but all that mud and water by the access is going to deterioate the ice.

It's just a matter of time before somebody goes thru by the channel. I hope everyone uses caution.

Mowing4aLiving (AKA Bad_Fisherman)

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Eskimoman

PELICAN LAKE-There is alot of salt off of peoples tires eating the ice at the access.

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WallyGader

PELICAN LAKE - I think the lake is in a lull right now until the late ice bite picks up, might not be until the ice turns black and it takes some sweatin to get to the fish, who knows, but i got another lake i would like to spend more time on. Stay Safe Out There!!

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sticknstring

I was out Sunday morning for a few hours and it was slowest it's been for me all year. Finally I put the camera down and there were schools of 'gills moving through but completely neutral-negative on various presentations. Maybe this low-pressure moving through will get the feedbags on. The last storm that came through provided some outstanding fishing. I used the 117 access and it was fine. A little rough out there though.

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Jacob

Buffalo is going like gangbusters right now. The crappies are everywhere still.

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Rick G

Clearwater lake fishing reports-Was out today in the snow and wind. Fishing was fair-good for the most part. Found a good mix of gills and crappies in 12-15 ft. most suspended well off the bottom with some of the biggest fish coming in two or three ft under the ice. In the last week I have been seeing more crappies moving into the shallow areas of the lake most have been on the small side but there have been a few that have been down right huge.

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sticknstring

I counted one house on the Buffalo yesterday, that must've been you eh?

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LMITOUT

Warm spell hit today with a little wind along with it and I saw 53 on my truck thermometer. I went up to St. Cloud today and noticed people out on the lakes enjoying the sun. Anybody still hitting it hard? It looked like there is still some snow on the ice which should help walking around out there, but by the looks of the forecast it won't stick around long.

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Bottle Fish

It was snow when I went out and about 2-3 inches of water on the way in.

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stewartfisherman

Anybody been fishing around here anymore? thinking about heading out hopeing things have woke up alittle.

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creepworm

Hit Stahls on Friday night, Just small crappies. Hit Ann and Hook on Saturday and just got small perch and even those were not agressive to say the least.

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2ylabs

Heading out to ? tomarrow. Anything happening out there?

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jigginjim

About 20 guys out at noon fishing the main areas we normally fish. Talked with a few so far it was slow. May pick-up in the evening.

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earl

Walked out to Cedar Lake in Monticello this afternoon. Fished 7' all the way to 19' using about 25 holes to span the gap. Caught one 7" crappie in about 8' of water. Fished from 5 - 8pm. Used crappie minnows, wax worms and power grubs. The best thing about it was the hot dogs we grilled, although we forgot the can opener so we had to open the sour kraut with the ice auger, then pull it out with a needle nose hook remover thing from somebody's tackle box.

This lake had between 10-18 inches of ice, varied all over. The shore was wet and even open 5-6' out in a few places along the beach.

I'm going to try again thursday night, and maybe saturday if it still looks safe, depends on the weather.

We found a ton of garbage out there, filled up a little sled and brought it all back home. A disposable propane tank, 15 golf balls, lots of wood blocks, socks, gloves, beer cans, wrappers...

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leech~~

earl, thanks for the report and cleaning up the mess! Dogs and Kraut on the Ice, man that sounds good. But bring a "powered" can opener now that's cheating!! laugh

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2ylabs

Made it out to Minni Belle on Tuesday Morning. One perch. Alot of lookers. The ice is getting soft but should be good for ATV's for a few more day's. But ?? Has any one else been out??

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lovetheice

no, want to try Ripley, heard they where getting some sunnies. Did you fish the west side of Minni Belle?

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usmtsrocks

I checked out Marion, Willie and Ripley today. Ice was ok, really honeycombed but fine to walk for now. Fishing was not good. Caught lots of sunnies on ripley but they were dinks. Looked like the older fellas were filling their ice cream pails up with 5-6 inchers. Kinda ridiculous, but hey they probably taste good i guess. If we get the warmup into the 50's and around 60 toward the end of weekend and the forecasted heavy rain, I think the ice will be about gone.

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2ylabs

Ya, The west side from 5ft of h2o to 15ft. Even tried the lagon.

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