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My Dad and two sons are planning on a visit to the Pelican Rapids area the last two weeks of June. I have fished with my father-in-law over the past 15 years in surrounding lakes but he has since passed away and now I'm must be the skipper. The only problem I'm not sure where to start. Since I'm from Oregon, I'm a real green horn to warm water fishing. My boys love to fish for sunnies, bass, and crappies. I have fished Lizzy, Lida, Franklin, Pearl, Star, Tamarac, Cormarants and Pine and am sure a few others. What would you suggest to start out with? We will have a boat. My father-in-law liked to fish for Walleys but was resitant to other types of pan fish. We are open to your help! Thanks

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I just came off of lida a couple hours ago, did ok, that bite should still be going when you get up here, for walleyes try 19 to 24 ft with crawlers or leeches. Lizzie and crystal will put out mixed bag catches, I would concentrate on them for the panfish. For the bass you might want to hop over to middle cormorant and sneak the boat into nelson, stump and upper cormorant, just dont try it after dark. Do not overlook prairie lake for the panfish either!! Paul

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