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riverrat56

Anyone been out on lake sleepy eye? i was out there today, (school was canceled because of it being to cold, thats funny it was to cold to go to school but it was plenty warm to be my portable) anyways between 3 of us i would say we caught upwards of 100 sunnies, 1 perch and 2 bullheads, all in about 5 hours, they were all over the lake, any place you went to they were there. It was a pretty good time except that only 3 or 4 were keeper sized because all the fish in that lake are stunted because there is to many. all fish caught on wax worms.

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catmaster1557

Small indeed. Alot were about 4-5 inches.Some people must be getting nicer ones with all the houses that were out there. This summer I was getting some real pigs, but don't know where they went to. Those four keepers we did get were even small and now are still swimming.

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Jim43

Made the mistake of going there on sunday. Was all set up in 22 ft of water by the southeast side among all the houses and it wasn`t long before the it got really busy out there. More like a snowmobile convention right outside my my door. The noise was aweful. We packed up and headed over the Hanska. That was even more disapointing. I guess the best time to try these lakes is during the week when there is less trafic on them.

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riverrat56

sorry to hear of all the commotion on the lake, but with this fresh snow i suppose the snow mobliers are just in heaven so were gunna hafta put up with it for awhile still.

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sorry to hear of all the commotion on the lake, but with this fresh snow i suppose the snow mobliers are just in heaven so were gunna hafta put up with it for awhile still.


Didn`t get bad till after noon, was pretty quiet when first arrived around 10:30.

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riverrat56

Sorry to hear the fishing was so slow around here for you but i dont think its just you your right fishing around here is pretty slow. Great pictures though.

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fishingguy

jim43, I saw your sons sled blow away on hanska. I was in one of the perms. just north of where you were. That thing really flew! I grabbed my coat thinking a may be able to stop it, but by the time I got outside it was gone.

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jim43, I saw your sons sled blow away on hanska. I was in one of the perms. just north of where you were. That thing really flew! I grabbed my coat thinking a may be able to stop it, but by the time I got outside it was gone.


Thanks for the effort, when I tried packing my Nordic the wind wanted to set it back up when I was sliding it back in to the back of my van. Good thing I used my van for a wind break of you woulda seen us sliding on by to. grin.gif

Did you happen to catch anything while you were there?

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jt24

I was out there in a frabill on sunday afternoon and only caught silver dollar sunfish. I moved away from the houses and found sunfish but the size was terrible. If thats all those houses are out there for they are freakin nuts! I do catch bigger ones in the summer but nothing that i really keep. To many people keep everything the way it is and pretty soon there wont be any to keep.

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I was out there in a frabill on sunday afternoon and only caught silver dollar sunfish. I moved away from the houses and found sunfish but the size was terrible. If thats all those houses are out there for they are freakin nuts! I do catch bigger ones in the summer but nothing that i really keep. To many people keep everything the way it is and pretty soon there wont be any to keep.


I understand, I saw where you were setup and thought about

setting up close by. Not being sure, I decided to head

closer to the beach area till I noticed a lot more snow

and drifts toward that direction. Hanska is bringing back

memories of my last time fishing there back in 98. Never

had much of a chance to go fishing when your working and

taking care of a toddler. Now he`s old enough to enjoy it

without me worrying about what he`s getting into. grin.gif

Now I am thinking about heading over to Washington or some

lakes east of Mankato to find some crappies. Brown County

is becoming the wasteland of fishing. Unless you want to try

the MN river. Have heard of some fantastic catches out there

but in summer only. frown.gif Farmland runoff has truely

destroyed the fishing in this region. Have lived in New Ulm

since 94 and use to live up in Coon Rapids. The fishing up

there was unbelievable, use to catch some huge crappies on

the Mississippi river below the dam and on Bald eagle lake.

Since moving down here I have not caught a fish worth talking about. frown.gif

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jt24

Ya i know what you mean. Sure seems that i have to drive at least 1 1/2 hrs away to find a decent fishing. I wouldnt eat any out of sleepy eye because of the farm land run off and all the fertilizers that poeple use in town on there lawns but thats just me. I have fished german east of mankato and caught a few crappies in the past but there seems to be alot of people out there for my liking. I guess when in doubt go north!

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fishingguy

jim43, I had 2 small sunnies, and 1 13" walleye. All went back in the lake.

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MnIceman

Hey Jim . You got to come up and fish with your brother . Check out the West Rush report on the East central area. See you got a new fish house, Looking good. wink.gif Also read you got a new auger , sounds good too. Good to see your getting back into the fishing thing with the boy getting older. Ask him if he wants to fish with his uncle . Be glad to have both of you come up and take you 2 fishing . Maybe next summer we could fish at the cabin . Too much snow up there right now . grin.gif

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Hey Jim . You got to come up and fish with your brother . Check out the West Rush report on the East central area. See you got a new fish house, Looking good.
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Also read you got a new auger , sounds good too. Good to see your getting back into the fishing thing with the boy getting older. Ask him if he wants to fish with his uncle . Be glad to have both of you come up and take you 2 fishing . Maybe next summer we could fish at the cabin . Too much snow up there right now .
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Would love to, but you know that finding time and help is never easy for us. Schedules and school keep us pretty busy, but I am able to travel locally to get away once in awhile. Looking forward to getting away for the wedding.

From what I hear up at your cabin, just down the road at Wolf Ridge they report 57inches on the ground. I think your

gonna need to tunnel into it. wink.gif

One of these days we`ll get some time and get together to go fishing. grin.gif

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jt24

Was out on sleepy eye yesterday afternoon from 4-6 and managed 6 crappies and a fair amount of sunfish. No size of course but it was fish. Was in 17-18ft of water and at times the vex was lite up with fish from almost top to bottom. I just walked around awhile and shot through the ice until i found fish. Not really anyone out there so that was nice!

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