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poorbiker

Need some help with Bald Eagle Lake

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poorbiker

We (wife and kids) will be comming to White Bear Lake to visit Grandma from South Dakota. She lives on Bald Eagle Lake on the west side straight across from the island. Block north of H20 intersection. Question I have is do you think there will be any fish on that side of lake say a few 100 yards out. I want to set up the shack in front of her house so the kids can just fish and I can check on them. We have caught fish there in the summer of the dock but have never ice fished there. Is there any other spots on that side of the lake that would be good to set up? Don't care what species of fish...........kids just would like to catch some. Thanks for any info.

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Brian Gilbertson

If you go straight out from shore there about exactly 150 yards, you'll find 15 feet of water, 100 yards will get you into 10-12 feet. 50-60 yards out should put you close to the weedline. I'd start the kids near the weedline for some sunnies and perch, there should be enough around to keep them interested. If that doesn't work, move out to the deeper water, the bigger perch will be out there.

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Pig_sticka

If the kids are old enough setting up tip-ups near the weedline can be decent for northerns.

Otherwise have em use waxies or smaller minnows right near the weedline or out alittle ways for what can be good perch action in most areas.

Goodluck

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    • gimruis
      If the water is that clear and you can see 17-20 feet down, the fish will be very spooky.  And if the sun is out, they will be looking for relief from the sun in the form of shade.  Night time might actually be a better option.
    • gimruis
      Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.
    • Mike89
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    • Rick
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    • Wanderer
      Welcome to the site @eg_gophers2124 I have never even seen the lake but these screen shots might help. Navionics Judging by the Lake Finder report, it’s a super clear lake; 17-20 foot clarity but with plenty of weeds. A couple shots of the weed report. Starting from scratch, I would head to the southwest area.  The southern basin has better looking structure too. You might do well simply working edges of the emergent weeds with spinnerbaits in low light and weedless frogs or spoons up in the weeds when it gets to be mid day.  Crawler under a slip bobber on the weed edges could do well also. It’s purely guessing on my part.  Hopefully someone with experience on the lake will chime in. Good luck!
    • Mike89
      walked that creek to the river many years!!!  again home area!!!!  
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      Thank you Vermilliongold. This took care of the problem. 
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