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rookie44

is stanchfield a good lake?

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Ray Esboldt

Rookie,

Are you talking North/South Stanchfield or Little Stanchfield? I saw quite a few people fishing Little Stanchfield this fall. It's been known to have on and off good crappie populations. North/South I know nothing about.

Who can help us out here?

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mistermom

Little Stanchfield can be good with on/off crappie years like Ray said. A good way to go is with a tip-up for gators and then fish pannies with the other line. Can be pretty fast action. I'm more familiar with late ice than early there, however.

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walleye wisher

mistermom, if you don't mind me asking, Where is there a landing on little stanchfield? Me and a buddy went to put a boat in it this fall, and the landing we found was all grown over. Also, where do you fish with tip ups on the lake?

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mistermom

The landing is just east of the bridge on the north side. I haven't fished there in about 8 years so I don't know what current conditions are like. The depth of the lake is pretty uniformly shallow. I usually fish more on the north end towards the middle. Just spread out and punch a lot of holes. Good luck!

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Ray Esboldt

mm,

The landing for Little Stanfield is on the south side on Cty. 6.

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mistermom

Ray my memory may be faulty. I haven't been by there in a long time. I used to fish it all the time as a kid. Next time I'm up I may swing out that way and try the lake again.

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Ray Esboldt

Based on the traffic it had this fall, I might head up there and try it.

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I used to fish North Stanchfield a lot when I was a kid. Caught my very first northern there at about age 9. Always fished it in the summer though. Don't know why you couldn't do just as well in the winter in the same spots. If you go all the way up to the north end,you will find a small creek that flows in. It's not far from the Indian mound. Try out from there in 6 to 8 feet of water. Big sucker minnows always worked the best for me. Put one out on a tip-up and try jigging a good sized Kastmaster with a smaller minnow on it. Then hang on! There are some BIG gators in there!

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mistermom

Hey Keith!
Are you related to Clinton Strait (deceased) who use to board horses on the N end of Cambridge? My brother and I used to ride horses with a Forsberg (possibly you) who spent a lot of time there in the summer.

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mistermom, Clinton Strait was married to my Aunt Edna, after my Uncle Rueben Forsberg passed away. You most likely were riding horses with my cousin's, Tim and Tom Forsberg. Their father is my first cousin, Daryl Forsberg. I live up in Warroad now but I still miss some of the old fishing holes in Isanti County. Especially the Rum River.

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Hey!
I was close. It was your cousin Tim. Hanging out at Strait's was a hoot. There is a big backwater creek area and the river itself behind Strait's where we spent tons of time as kids.

You ever see Tim? I haven't seen him in probably 25 years. Nice guy.

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mistermom, Yes, Tim is a heck of a good egg. All of us Forsberg males are. Just kidding, of course. You may be surprised to know that Tim now lives in Hawaii. He and his family moved there about 5 years ago and I sure miss him. I like to think that I played a large part in helping raise him after his Mom passed away when he was just a teenager. If you would like to get in touch with him, email me at:[email protected] and I will pass along his E-mail address to you. By the way, the old Strait farm was sold sometime in the past year. Don't know who bought it though.

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