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Reef Runner

Going Up to Big Sandy this Weekend

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Reef Runner

Hey all,

I am going up to Sandy this weekend with the little woman. Just wondering if there are any good reports. we like to fish for everything. I would like to get one meal out of the weekend. If you have any ifo that would be great. Thanks.

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united jigsticker

Walleyes are hitting minnows in the dusk and dawn hours on Big Sandy.

Also look for some Crappies in 5-10 feet of water around Bell Horn Bay. Floating docks and shadowed areas are your best bet.

Good fishing

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Mark Christianson

Tough weekend on Sandy. Didn't fish it a lot, but thats because the fish weren't biting on my usual spots. The In-Law did get 4 small walleyes Friday night before I got there, but nothing much after that. I got one pike and one crappie. Ended up fishing Minnewawa and Round lake for a change of pace. I am hoping for the annual hot walleye bite over the 4th of July.

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