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Beebe Lake?

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STN

Hello. My name's Steve and I'm new to this forum. My buddy and I were thinking about fishing Beebe on Friday (1/13). But I have a few questions, guys. Has anyone fished it recently? Did you do any good? If so, what did you catch? On what? And where were you on the lake? I know that is a lot of questions, especially for a for a newbee. Oh, yeah. I heard that there's an access point at the north end of the lake by a church that asks for $1 to enter the lake from their property. Is that right? Thanks for your answers. Good fishing!

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crappiegetter

Haven't fished out there since summer. There is a sunken island to the right of the large island that may be good to try or to the left of the islands and drill some holes working the depths trying to find them.

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fishersofmen

Welcome to the forum Steve. Wish I could help but don't know Beebe very well. I'm sure some others can.

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STN

Thanks for the welcome, Fishersofmen, and for the tips, Crappiegetter. I'm new at fishing frozen water. I fished for a couple hours on Medicine Lake without success a couple of days ago. Then I'd heard they were catching fish on Beebe. So I will give that spot a try, Lord willing, on Friday.

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BartmanMN

The parking area is at the 'land of promise'. If you drive past the boat launch you will see their sign advertising parking for fisherman. You will see a lot of houses in the bay. They are fishing bluegills and crappies. You could start in there first.

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jeepguy

I just moved from the area, but fished Beebe Lake quite a bit over the last 5 years. Right now given the ice conditions (i'm assuming Beebe is similar to others in the area, I have not been out yet) I would park @ Land of Promise Church and start in the bay. Most of the house will be somewhere around the 10' hole. If you work your way out towards the main lake and pay attention to the change in depth you should be able to find the drop-off. I would be there @ sundown with a jig under a bobber on one line and a jigging rid in the other hand. That would be the best way to seek out walleyes. Otherwise I would stick to the bay with crappie minnows and waxies and seek out crappies and the occasional walleye or even bass (a few big ole bucketmouths will bite in the winter)

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RuddyDuck

What the other guys said, plus you'll also catch alot of pesky perch out there. Not too big, but once in awhile you'll get a little bigger one. These are mostly on the main lake, but I have been catching a few in the bays this year. For me it has been a little slower than normal out there, but I think the clear ice has made them a little spooky or I'm just a bad fisherman. Good luck, let us know how it went.

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FishFinder22

Hey, I live near by and mostly fish Beebe for walleyes. I tend to try the sharper breaks at the north end of the main lake...I have found fish at the 18-20+ breaks out and to the right from the church access. I often fish straight out from the church and use that as a guide. There have been a few people out there, so you will see some holes, but the ice conditions are keeping more away this year.

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STN

Thanks for all the tips on timing, bait/lures, and locations as well as for the kinds of fish I might expect to catch.

I'll give a report tomorrow evening.

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Fished Beebee from about 1pm to 5pm today. Put up our portable fish tent between two of the 'permanent' houses on the lake off from the Land of Promise Church property. We didn't have but one bite about 4:45 pm (but didn't set the hook fast enough). We were fishing wax worms and crappie minnows. We were fishing about a foot off the bottom in about 6 feet of water.

BEWARE of the open water spot off the church parking spot at the edge of the circle of fishing huts(there must be a spring keeping the water open, though it is about 10" deep elsewhere). While we were in our ice tent we heard the delightful laughter of a young boy and girl turn to shrieks and cries and then a call for help by an adult. We opened our tent in horror to see the adult pulling the little boy from the open water. Apparently the lad had strayed too close to the open water while the man 'watching' him (not his father) was drilling holes a few yards away. Anyway, thank the Lord the man became aware of the boy's plight and was able to pull him from the water, surely saving his life.

Though we didn't come home with any fish, we did come home with thankful hearts, sobered by an ordeal that could have easily been a tragedy -- and a preventable one at that.

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fishersofmen

Wow that is scary stuff. Glad the kid is okay. He will have a good story to tell his friends in school next week. Sounds like the fishing hasn't been very good out there this year.

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STN

Thanks for the link, BartmanMN. It was a rather sobering experience. If that boy had slipped under the ice . . . I shudder at the thought.

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chaffmj

I heard fishing has been good out in front of The Little General's place.

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