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Anyone fishing Spider,by Nevis


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Any of you guys been out on spider this winter? If so how has it been? Just curious as we have a place on the lake but dont use it in the winter.

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I know there's still ice, but can anyone share some thoughts on fishing Spider Lake in the summer months??? Thanks

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Spider has fin fishing. I have see and only experienced once good walleye fishing. If you want Sunnies, this is the lake to hit. Northerns are OK and the Crappies are good also. There is a special Regulation on this lake for them.

Jens

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I think that the fishing has really gne down hill in the last 10 years here, due to over development. Having fished the lake for the last 30 years it is not the lake it used to be. Have noticed many people in the spring working the shoreline spawning beds and taking all the bull sunnies off the beds. Cant do that for too many years without negative affects. Also DNR has stopped stocking walleyes and is managing it as a bass and panfish lake.Too bad as it used to have a good fishable population of eyes in it. Anybody else have .02cents to thro in on this?

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Thanks for your replies. I've spent a week at a resort on Spider for the past 10 years or so and was looking for the kind of info that you've shared. My experience has been lots of small sunnies with some occasional nice sized fish. Had always heard that it was supposed to be a good crappie lake and hadn't caught any until a couple years ago. Didn't catch many, but the size was near the length restriction. Seems like one can always find some bass and lots of small northerns. One last comment, the lake seems to get alot of fishing pressure for its size and fishable water. Anymore comments on this lake?

Thanks,

Never Enough Time..........

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TO the people who fish Spider....

DO you like the North East Lobe, The South East Lobe or the connection in the middle of the two for Walleye?

Jens

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I have caught eyes in all three of these portions of the lake.

Never Enough Time........

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How has the fishing been lately? Many mosquitos or mayflies yet? I've finally found some time and will be in the area next week. Thanks in advance for your replies.

Never Enough.......

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Want to fill in everyone real quick but a few weeks ago I caught a really nice out of Spider. I mesured it againts my tackle box it was at a minimum 24. I caout it at night lindy riging with a very long snell in 20 feet of water. I am going up next week for a full we and Hope to get right back at it. For those of you who fish the lake is the night bite really the only bite for the Walleye? Can you catch them in the day? Deep?


Jens

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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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