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Big Sandy and Aitkin eyes


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Was up on big Sandy last weekend and from what I have read not many people catching eyes.It was not a good outing for me either.Tryed allmy usual spots with no luckso I went over to Aitkin for some panfish. Tha only thing I could find was a school of Pearch. They say were there is pearch there are Walleyes. Well there was one I pulled a 26 inch eye out of Aitkin with a Crappie Jig and a Minnow.What a blast oh ya 5 min. later the wife pulled up a 4.5 pound Dogfish. YUCK. The eye was released after some photos/ I never knex Aitkin held Walleye has anyone else caught any eyes in Aitkin. MJ

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I have caught a couple eyes out of there.Both times fishing for panfish.I have tried to target them in Aitkin...but...you guessed it..nothing!Then again,when your catching nice panfish it makes it tough to want to chase those elusive eyes'.

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We did good on eyes on Sandy this weekend.
I only got to fish a couple hours max each day, and we got 20 walleyes(biggest was 19 inches), a few pike, and 6 slab crappies.
Crawlers caught most fish(but small), leeches caught fewer(but nicer fish).
Between the weather, and too many people running around at the cabin; it added up to less fishing than I wanted to accomplish.

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    • Brianf.
      Saw on MPR that this year had been even warmer than 2012.  If this weather pattern continues, Lake V will be ice out before the March 28th date from 2012. 
    • Dash 1
      Awesome fish. Way to go.
    • gimruis
      That is a true giant slab around here.
    • chucker1101
      I did a lot of crappie fishing in 2012.   I'd say April 1 is a conservative guess. March 25 seems doable. Depends on the rain and the wind in March. 
    • CigarGuy
      Do you park at The Landing or have someplace closer? That would be a hall from The Landing!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I hate to start this thread early, but this ice doesn't have much of a chance this season. It's about half as thick as it should be, there is no snow cover to protect it from the March sun, and it continues to be abnormally warm. Let's hear those ice-out predictions.   I expect the smaller bays to be open by the last weekend of March with the main lake soon after, likely prior to April 1st. Earliest ice-out on record is March 28th, 2012.   On the plus side, the spawn be done long before fishing opener. Combine the reduced walleye harvest with the longer growing season, and this should translate into a better walleye class for the lake.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I walked into my place late Friday night. It was beautiful - a full moon, no snow and single digits so the lake was making all kinds of noise, wolves howling, and the kicker.....no wind. The only difficult component to walking was the ATV and snowmobile impressions left in the ice. Every once in a while my foot would catch a rise in the ice and I would stumble and almost fall. Besides that, it was a perfect night. Unfortunately I had a schedule to keep, otherwise I would have started a midnight bonfire to stay out and enjoy the evening even longer.
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    • Kettle
      Maybe a replica but it's still swimming 
    • smurfy
      So is it going on the wall??
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