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Big Sand is fun!


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Finally got out on Big Sand this last weekend! It was a lot of fun. Caught a few nice eyes, but was very slow. The water is so clear. I could see bottom in twenty feet of water. Very awesome! The ice is close enough to shore by the access that I could float my sled along shore and walk right onto the lake. It is worth the effort!

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Isn't there a fence there? However you did it, good work. Why won't the resorts let anyone on the lake? Other than the obvious reason of they don't want the lake fished out. But why wouldn't they want to make a little money? Almost Every fish has to go back anyway because of the slot.

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I wish the resorts would allow people to access the lake, but I wonder how many of them are open or have people running them right now. They shouldn't worry about that lake being fished out. It is full of walleyes and there are many state record walleyes in Big Sand according to the Dnr. They net them every year to milk the eggs from the walleyes for their stocking program. Huge walleyes! Some pushing twenty pounds! Wouldn't that be fun to catch!! Well, this cold snap should allow more people to get on the lake! There was no fence there where I accessed. Check it out!

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Any snow on the lake yet? I would think it would be hard to catch them during the day otherwise.

We fish Big Sand every summer but the only time we caught fish this past summer was at night. Is it the same in the winter?

Big Sand is definitely paradise!!!

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I know this might take a little effort, but try asking some of the people around the lake. There are several low areas where you could access the lake pretty easy. The worst they could say was no!

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Big Sanders make a pact not to let anyone on the lake in the winter. I heard for 50$ you can get on at Evergreen Lodge. Gee thanks!
Wait till June the weathers better and the eyes fight harder.

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    • Bobberwatcher
      I don't see ice going out til April. Some more 50 degree temps on the way, but still getting near or below freezing most nights and an extended forecast I saw is showing highs around 30 and even some single digit lows at night for the last couple weeks March. Little if any rain too. 
    • Bobberwatcher
      I don't see ice going out til April. Some more 50 degree temps on the way, but still getting near or below freezing most nights and an extended forecast I saw is showing highs around 30 and even some single digit lows at night for the last couple weeks March. Little if any rain too. 
    • CigarGuy
      Looks like there's plenty of ice still in Spring Bay! Kids snowmobile racing.
    • BWpineisland
      My wife is in total agreement with yours. I love the quiet and remoteness, my wife hates the ice travel!
    • SkunkedAgain
      There aren't a lot of cabins in the bay to begin with, a whole other bonus! For the folks on the south side of the bay, it's an access issue as well. People in general are less likely to go in the winter when you don't have road access, because now you introduce ice conditions, snow depth, darkness, cold, and other factors into the trip. While I have always enjoyed those challenges, it is much different to drive up on a Friday night and pull up to your place versus get there at 10pm, unload machines and gear, and go across the lake at night with gear in tow. I love it. My wife hates it. My daughter is in the middle.   Enjoy it up there.
    • smurfy
      yea that ice looks like its about on its last leg!!!!
    • Rick G
      Being we had a few hours of weather cold enough to make ice I decided to check out one of the small shallow lakes in the St Cloud area.  Ice was in surprisingly good shape this morning, had about 6-7 inches of hard ice again.   Found a pretty decent bite in 8-11 ft of water.  Crappies were riding high in the water colom while sunfish remained close to the bottom for the most part.  Best bait for me was a 3mm motoroil/chrome with a impulse mayfly. By mid afternoon we could definitely tell the ice wasn't as firm as it was in the morning. By the time we left at 4pm I had put all thoughts of returning tomorrow morning out of my mind.  At no point did I feel unsafe, we were prepared for whatever, floatation suits, ropes and ice picks at the ready😏😁.  Today was definitely my last day on the ice for the yr...next stop, spring carp/suckers😁   VID_20240229_150704553.mp4
    • Rick G
      Just trying to make as little noise as possible once holes have been drilled.  
    • CigarGuy
      I take my sxs all the way down Phillips Rd. road to Cains driveway and turn around at the entrance to Laura's and her son's Brian's driveways, Brian bought Davey Crockett's old place.(I think that was his name). You see them fishing on his dock at the beginning of the narrow part of the channel heading in Black Bay. They have the only 2 driveways that are plowed during the winter down Phillips Rd. My neighbor, whom you met, used to plow his boat house road so we access the lake easier in the winter for ice fishing, but he doesn't ice fishing much anymore, so just sleds down that road. I think I know who lets you access the lake, nice of him. I'm surprised more people in Black Bay don't use their places in the winter. I'm heading up in the morning!
    • chucker1101
      I drove on I-35 over Albert Lea Lake on Jan 5. It wasn't even partially frozen, and it's like 6-8 ft average depth or something like that. Those lakes in Sourthern Minnesota didn't even get 2 months of ice this year.
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