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If you are set with Middle Spunk I'd jig for sunnies/crappies (or chase northerns). Middle Spunk is heavily developed. I avoid it for that reason but if you're going to be there anyways, you could certainly find worse lakes. (my two cents are there are too many tubers/wake boarders in the summer which probably means winter is the better time to fish it...)
All three spunks can pretty good for fishing but all have heavy fishing pressure... They all three are pretty much panfish/northern lakes. (That usually means fishing can be boom or bust.)
Upper (or Big) Spunk (which is actually the lower of the lakes looking at a map...) has the most interesting structure in it (humps, big bulrush island, etc... and a couple of pretty neat little bays in the summer)
I personally prefer lower spunk.--probably half of the lake is undeveloped bulrushes.
Do any of you guys know if Surface Tension still swims around these parts? I think I need my Nils sharpened. I had sent him a message through the HSO forum a while ago and didn't hear back. I'm not sure if HSO and Fishing MN share the same messaging platform, or if I need to try him here instead. Did a quick search and it doesn't look like he's posted in a while, so I'm hoping someone knows his whereabouts.
Decent panfish lake. They would be my target kicks out some sporadic bites all year. Not much for a walleye lake they get stocked quite often but for some reason never take off. Don't rule out chaseing Tullibbees. Every winter she gives some up. Piles of deep water out there she can be a tough one. I personally prefer Upper easier to break down compared to Middle good luck!
All set for our annual fishing trip to Crane and Sand Point Lake. I have been going since mid 1980's and the new crew for the past 11 years. We will be there May 29 and staying at a campsite in Sand Point. We plan to venture up a bit perhaps to Wolf Island or Namakan. We fish almost exclusively for pike...all bass and eyes go back to swim again. Any spots to share for pike. We may even change it up a bit and fish crappies this year. thanks ...good luck all you ice warriors. mark
its a fun trip. i'd suggest going with a guide the first trip. I've gone out with the one who's last name starts with an H. He was pretty darn awesome.Then you can replicate the tactics. I've gone over there 3 times. Caught fish every time. It's AMAZING that in a large metropolitan area like that there are virtually no fishermen on the ice when it's there.