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have any of you guys fished pickeral lake by amor for eyes. i have heard it is a really good lake for big eyes. i guess there is some good rock structure out there for them. if anybody has had any luck let me know.

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Paul Rohweller

Pickerel lake walleyes. WEEEE!
I spent tons of time on that lake over the years. In fact its one I always hit opening night if only for an hour or two. There are some nice weedlines on the east end of the lake. Theres not a ton of structure like ottertail but the eyes use whats available. I like night fishing the shallows there, trolling original rapala minnows in 5 ft or less has produced some decent fish. My biggest fish have came out of the weeds during the hottest weather. Watch the thermocline, if it is there and has been hot for a week or two you will have to hit the weeds. The best weeds will be on the windblown side. Its funny, theres not supposed to be walleyes shallow(under 6 ft) on ultra clear lakes during blazing hot bright sunny days. My favorite livebait presentation, a 2 ft lindy rig with a red bead and a river shiner..If you see dead bees, be in the weeds. Have fun and good fishin!! Paul

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Hey slopper, a friend of mine from NDSU lives on Pickeral Lake and does lots of walleye fishing out there. He said last summer was one of the best he has ever seen. I have never fished the lake for walleyes personally but from what i hear its got some monsters. Take it easy slop

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hey guys is pickeral lake right off of 78 between perham and ottertail

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No. But, i know what Piakeral lake you're talking about. The really small one, west of Ottertail.

This one is on the NE side of OT.

Good Lake. I know a guy who caught a 10 outta there last fall. I feel bad thought. They took it out, and mounted it. Also, the slaughter smallmouth out there, and kept everything. I feel responsible. Pickeral seems like a really fragile lake. One of my favorites in the area.

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    • huntnfish
      I made it out last Sunday and did some searching for walleye. The search didn't produce any walleyes, just northerns and smallies. The water temp on the main lake was 58-59 with the bays being about 5 degrees warmer. The people I have talked to have had similar issues finding the eyes. We missed some fish that left the shiner all chewed up. Most of the fish marked were out in that 18-21 foot range which seemed pretty deep for this early. It could have been Saturday's cold front that pushed them a little deeper though. 
    • Hoey
      SRJ - Thanks for the report.  I heard the bite was very-good to excellent, off the rocks/reefs, in the mud/sand.  I will be at the lake fishing this weekend.  
    • srj
      What a couple perfect days for LOW on Monday-Tuesday. Fish seemed to be biting well from shallow to deep and from the south side to up north.  Caught fish from 7 - 28 feet in good numbers and sized from small to large. There seemed to be a lot more fish on sand and mud than rocks. Quite a few males caught near rocks were full of milt. Biggest an 28 1/4. Most on jig and minnow but some on crankbaits. Sure a big pack of charters hanging around the Knight Island shoal. Warm, calm and no bugs!! Hope Memorial weekend winds stay light. My new to me Ipilot Link Bluetooth remote somehow changed to German, Dutch or some other language on the display. Anybody ever have that happen? Good luck this weekend.
    • Mitch K
      Nah it was maybe 6-7 inch, maybe it'll be a keeper next year.
    • Stephen L Johnston Jr.
      Wow, thats like a 15lb walleye given that length. Wish i could see such a Waldo, too bad they are not part of this forum!
    • jigging-matt
      Nice pics.  Can't wait to get out this weekend and give it a try.
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    • paceman
      Last night my son and out went out for quick panfish trip to a local lake after dinner. Did not have any live bait but we usually do well tossing small jigs/plastics. Surprisingly we were the only boat at the landing and the only boat out fishing on this heavily developed lake. It did not take us long to find the huge sunnies. They were really stacked in 4-6'. The lake was pretty calm and we could hundreds of them swimming under the boat. We didn't stay there long but they were very aggressive. I had one that touched 10" and a few others over 9. We did not keep any. Looking for active crappies we went to spot number 2. Again going super shallow we could see quite a few in 2-3' around there beds. They of course were pretty spooky and did not like the boat being so close. We backed out and tossed into and around lilly pads. We ended up catching about a dozen. All released. I wish I wouldn't have left my phone in the truck as I would have loved to get a picture. Just amazing how black they are right now! Again didn't stay very long. Just a quick trip to scratch the itch..