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My family and I are coming up to Potato Lake on june 16 th.and I am looking for a bit of info about the lake,anything would be greatly appreciated! Not looking for gps coordiates or your favorite honey holes,just general area where crappies & sunnies frequent this lake and what are the hot colors jigs for walleyes.Also are there any other lakes nearby Park Rapids which would be a better choice than Potato Lake? We will be staying at Boulder Beach resort.TKS!

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Think weedlines,docks etc. Evening troll raps, etc. Last summer did well with bobber/leeches in evening, also small crappie jigs with Gulp..big lake, lots of water and structure so keeps it interesting. oh yeah and Rocko's or Redeyed Crappies galore

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I'd recommend heading to the West arm and hitting the reed lines out to about 12-15FOW for the panfish. Tons of Rockbass to keep the kids interested, and you should also be able to get some decent Bluegill and maybe a Crappie or two. Can't help you with Walleye as I don't fish them much out there and if I do I usually go with a Lindy Rig. Good Luck!!

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My parents cabin is on potato lake and i was up there last weekend and i couldn't even catch a fish. It was slow, but i know the fishing can be very good. Try using leeches and worms and work the structure.

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I had a really tough time on 11th CW last weekend too. Caught a few dink nort's and some pannies off our dock. I suppose the 12 degree water temp rise in 7 or 8 days might have created some confusion for these fish. Hoping they settle into summer patterns this coming weekend.

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Are there any other lakes in the park rapids area that are known for good crappie and sunny fishing in case potato lake is a bust? How about a good Muskie lake other than Leech Lake?

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Belle Taine in Nevis could be an option. Correct me anybody if I'm wrong but I think there is the occaisonal muskie in there.....size, I dont know. Its got a good population of crappies too. The bluegills tend to run small. Has a good walleye population also.

If you are going to target only Walleyes there are a lot of better options in the area. Ie: Big Sand, Long, Blue.......

I'd run a lindy right now with a slowdeath hook. I know we're smokin the walleyes on our little lake up there with these....

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Well,just returned from Park Rapids area,first time there and enjoyed the people and the area very much!We stayed at Boulder Beach Resort and fished Potato Lake.Tough fishing with all the rain and thunderstorms,we did manage a few fish,mostly rock bass and a limit of northerns,also a few smallies and only managed four walleyes which we caught on flicker shads in the s.w corner of the lake.Did mark some fish off the humps by Northern pines resort and on the inside corner of the east arm,but deep and no takers.I think the fish are there and can be caught once the weather stabilzes,good luck to all and thanks for the posts on my question!!

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Just went there last weekend ended up getting my limit in 2 hrs in evening its on Fire in front of vengabon report

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