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Dash 1

Beautiful morning on Rice lake today. Water temps in low 70s. My son out-fished me today. He got a 19 in walleye and a few crappies and sunnies. Great meal for the family tonight. Caught most fish in the 11 -16 ft depths. Also managed a few bass and a nice northern. 

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smurfy

i've always want to fish that lake but for some reason never get there!!!!!🙄 suppose it dont help that my boat usally spends its summer up in itasca county. 

 

my father in law used to live over by morning star resort, i fished it a bit then. the guy that owns eden lakeside lives by the public access, and he hardly gets out fishing. to busy with his business he says!!!!! my wife took a cruise around her old house saud morning star now has a gate up and need a code to get in????????/  

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leech~~
2 hours ago, smurfy said:

i've always want to fish that lake but for some reason never get there!!!!!🙄 s

 

Which one??  🤪   😆

 

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smurfy

🤧🙄 well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,😪 since he posted it in the st cloud forum, my money is on the one by Roscoe/Paynseville. 😉

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Dash 1

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3 hours ago, smurfy said:

🤧🙄 well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,😪 since he posted it in the st cloud forum, my money is on the one by Roscoe/Paynseville. 😉

 

Winner. Yes by Paynseville. Someone has too much time on their hands. It would have taken me hours to do all those rice lakes with my hen pecking fingers.

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leech~~
14 minutes ago, Dash 1 said:

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Winner. Yes by Paynseville. Someone has too much time on their hands. It would have taken me hours to do all those rice lakes with my hen pecking fingers.

Well, once you learn to Copy-paste life gets a little faster! 😆

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jigginjim

Talked with the Weed investigator at the ramp, be careful launching. The access is all blown out, a few guys with larger boats on single axle trailers have become stuck.  Wheels fall off the cement slabs, a couple guys have damaged their trailers getting hung up.  If only there was a law that had teeth to stop power loading. Trailers have wenches for a reason.  but then most of the rich kids with those big blaster boats are to weak to or stupid to know how to use the wench.

If you don't like this,  too bad fix the ramps. 

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deanbaron1990

Just joined the forum otherwise I would have posted these earlier. My girlfriend's parents have a cabin on the Morning Star bay. Slow start to the season for me but I've managed to pull out a few decent fish along with a ton of sunnies. I still haven't caught a walleye in this lake. Some day... Here are a few of the bigger ones I pulled in this summer, all in the Morning Star bay.

 

 

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leech~~

Welcome aboard! Keep after those eyes you will find them! Any long stretchs of sand along a weed line? If so try trolling small raps at sun down! 😉

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deanbaron1990

Thanks guys! We have tried trolling the drop right in the middle of the lake with a couple of us getting a couple of small walleyes but I still haven't personally gotten one. I've had pretty good luck with bass in Rice Lake though. Had a good sized smallie last year (see photo). Gonna be up there this weekend. Looks like it should be great fishing weather, can't wait!

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fishingstar

many places for walleyes. Try the brake just north of there going east and west. there is a hump east of there also. I've done well down by the river in the spring. We have done better at dark then in the mornings. after June it's hard to get walleyes out there we go after crappies and sun fish.

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deanbaron1990

Thanks for the advice! Have you hit any walleyes with crankbaits or mostly with jigging? I prefer crankbaits but that hasn't worked well for the walleyes. Bass and northern like them though.

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Dash 1

Crankbaits do work on walleye there. Have caught them on the east side where the old rice lake  resort used to be. And yes you will get northern and bass as well so it makes it enjoyable. I will say I’ve had better luck with live bait on walleye but crankbaits will still get some. Good luck and welcome.

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Decent weekend of fishing. Weather was great all weekend too which made being on the water great! Didn't catch a ton of big fish. What we did catch were mostly Northerns. The biggest one I caught wasn't even caught off the boat. I managed to get a 25" Northern off the dock with a #2 spinner (first pic). The other Northerns were caught trolling with a spinner, mostly in the Morning Star bay. Caught my first walleye, although it was just a baby walleye so it was pretty small. Also had a crappie bite on my #5 size Black Fury. It's not the first time I've had a crappie bite on this big of a spinner. Always amazes crappies are willing to bite on that big of a spinner. Caught a lot of sunnies off the dock, including one that measured at 7". Also caught a trophy perch (last pic). No bass this weekend which surprised me. We usually get a token bass or two at some point. Wish we would have gotten out on the boat on Labor Day but it wasn't meant to be. I did do some fishing off the dock and saw a lot of jumping fish so I am willing to bet yesterday would have been some good fishing.

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gimruis
6 hours ago, deanbaron1990 said:

Caught my first walleye, although it was just a baby walleye so it was pretty small.

I think that's a yellow perch based on the stripes it has.

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deanbaron1990
1 hour ago, gimruis said:

I think that's a yellow perch based on the stripes it has.

That pic isn't the walleye. We didn't get a good pic of the walleye. The fish in the picture is definitely a perch.

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