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firefighterj93

Carlton County area lakes

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firefighterj93

Any info on Carlton county lakes?

I was out on Bob lake this morning. 15" of ice. No luck, not even a bite.

Twin lakes a few days ago. Limit on crappie, but not much size to them.

My buddy has been out on Hay lake for 3 days, one crappie (which was a surprise) and an abundance of northern.

Any other info folks?

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Philip Hart

My experience with Carlton county is that there is tough fishing and not allot of good lakes to choose from. There are a couple lakes around the Cromwell area. Chub lake has some action, but its seems to be hit pretty hard in winter. I have never tried park lake in winter. I'm going to try that some time. Good Luck

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firefighterj93

Chub is good for walleye and crappie in the winter, but yes, it's fished pretty hard. Just about every night out there people are at their ice shacks.

Park Lake- I've never done good out there, but then again, I don't fish it as much as I do other lakes, so I probably go out on the wrong days or wrong time of the day.

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baggy

anyone fish Upper Island in Cromwell?? We had a cabin on the lake when we were kids, and I would like to take my dad up there.

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berge352

Anyone been out on Prairie? Just wondering how the ice is and if anything is biteing.

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firefighterj93

Baggy,

My uncle was out there two weeks ago and again this week. He was catching Crappie, only a few were 9-10 in, the majority of them were 6-8. He said they were hitting in the morning, died off in the afternoon. Also said they were hitting light. He had a tip-up out to try for a northern, but no luck there.

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firefighterj93

Berge,

Heading out in the AM after work, wanna tag along?

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baggy

How is the ice? Can I drive my half ton out there?

Thanks for the info

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firefighterj93

Baggy,

As of last week, no, becase of the slush that was on it. But with the cold we had it may be a possibility. Use your judgement on it though and be safe. If I see any trucks on it tomorrow as I drive by I'll lt you know.

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firefighterj93

I was out on Prairie Lake just north of Cromwell yesterday. Plenty of ice, about 16-18. We were in 32ft of water and graphing fish, but only managed to pull in two 6in crappies. Not much action there.

Baggy,

I didn't see any vehicles on Upper Island when we drove past both times. All I saw was the same three ice houses that are out there every year, so still not real sure about driving on it.

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cupcake

did you drive on prairie?

darrin

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firefighterj93

Yeah, we drove out on prairie, full size Chevy. there is a road plowed from the public access almost to the small island, from there we followed some packed down tracks over to the big island.

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baggy

Thanks for the info...I need to wait a week now anyway. If you see anyone out let me know.

Thanks

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Murdock26

I went out on Lower Island last week and managed half dozen crappies 9-10 inch range. They bit on a minnow head or waxies right at sundown. There are 2 plowed roads out there; stay on them cause of slush. Probably 13-15 in ice.

Also went out to Ealge the other day and didn't do well but LOTS of slush there. Made it through with my wheeler. Probably 10-12 inches of ice there. Does anyone fish Eagle?

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H0LE HOPPER

hey does anyone know how prairie is doing

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firefighterj93

My buddies and I have been hitting Prairie pretty hard. Maybe 6 crappie a day from morning till 3pm. No size to them. We'd graph them time to time, but nothing bites.

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Odonata

Anybody been down to Lake 11 or 12? That may be Pine Co. (?)

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firefighterj93

No, but I should have been going there instead of prairie. Rumor has it, from some guys at work, that Lake 11 was good last week, but they won't tell me where or how deep on 11.

I plan on getting out there next week if I get a day off.

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Odonata

If you see a green Toyota Tacoma, say hello.

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aitkin2009

Also went out to Ealge the other day and didn't do well but LOTS of slush there. Made it through with my wheeler. Probably 10-12 inches of ice there. Does anyone fish Eagle?

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Philip Hart

I fished there a few years ago and had mixed results. The lake has tons of structure and should support a good fishery. I think it is just one of those lakes you really have to learn. Get a local to give you some hints. Then again most lakes are like that.

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firefighterj93

Heading out to Lake 11 in the morning, even though it'll be snowing. Hopefully the Crappie will be biting like last week, I'll even throw out a tip and try for a couple Northern. I usually do pretty good there on ice for both.

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firefighterj93

Not much luck on 11 today. 3 Crappie between three of us from 8 till noon. One 10.5 in, the others 8in. Graphed fished like crazy, had lots of bites, but they just weren't taking it down.

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Cooper26

I have fished eagle a couple times. It looks like a good lake to fish, but too much slush. Straight out from the landing there is a hump I fished and caught a few nice pike there. I have been fishing alot of lakes in the area and not much luck. Anyone having the same problems?

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