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Has anyone been out on Prior lately? How's the bite? A few weeks ago we were slamming panfish in Lower but I've heard that its slowed down. Any luck with the 'eyes?

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haven't been out for two weeks, was slamming them in lower too.......I have only seen one eye on that lake and that was because the camera caught, not me.............hopefully I can get tomorrow night, but with this weather, I will probably stay home til we get more cold air.........

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Went out on Lower last night and the sunnies were real aggressive. They were suspended pretty high and had nice size to 'em. They kept biting until I picked up stakes around 8:00 or so. What looked to be a Monte Carlo came smokin' out of sportsman's and cruised (40-50mph) towards Sandy Point then headed southwest I believe, clear across the lake. Deathwish.

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I think the DNR needs to add a zero or two to the ticket that they issue for people who drop their cars into 8 inches of soft ice.......good to hear that the sunnies are still banging stuff out there..........

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You think that's crazy, I was out on O'Dowde and there were 4 or 5 fullsize trucks with 4 or 5 big houses in about a 100x100 yard area! Plus big yukons and crew cab trucks driving all over the lake. You should hear the ice sing when the drive by.

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Insane . . . .I would reluctantly walk of the ice now after yesterday and today.

Inevitably . . . . another truck, house or both will fall in.

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O'Dowd should be fine to drive on.. Last weekend there was 12 + inches everywhere I checked. I would not worry about unless we have a week of 40 degree days.

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I saw our "friend" in the brown monte carlo get pulled over by the sheriff at the sportsman access on Friday afternoon. He was flying across the lake and onto shore and up the access to the upper parking lot while the sheriff was down on the sand. Quite humorous. I pulled the permanent off yesterday too due to the lake on top of the lake. Sad, really. Good Luck! McGurk

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anyone hitting prior tomorrow?

Any walleyes out there or just the pannies?

Thanks!!

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I was out there early today and the bite was pretty tough. I fished straight out on the point in 17-20 feet and never marked a fish. Moved up to the outside of the the island in 15-25 feet and never marked a fish. Finally moved further north into the sea of permanents and at least picked up a few sunnies. I was hoping walleyes would make a showing but no dice. Anything happening on Spring?

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Walleyeking - might need to re-think that about the week of 40 degree weather. I thought the same thing, but I fell through today walking next to my perm. when I was jacking it up to move it. The only thing that saved me from going under was the fact that I was still hanging on to the winch on my house. In general the ice should be OK, but its getting spotty really quick. We are definitely not making any more ice right now.

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Will be hitting it hard today...am about to try prior right now, if thats slow will move to spring and so on and so forth... Hit Waconia yesterday in search of slabs found 0...Heard the sunnies are bitting nice on prior though too...

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hey korn, i hope you didn't mees up a good fishing hole! good thing you hung on. i'll give ya a call tomorrow! later Dogg

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Hey dogg, how ya been? Haven't made it down that way this year. How's the fishn' been? Did you get the perm out?

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If you are any kind of fisherman, you should be able to hole hop around the area north of the island or up on the east end and have no problem catching 20 nice bluegills. They are all over the place out there. Stay mobile and you will end up with a pile of fish. I kept 20 nice ones Sat. morning.

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Fished hard yesterday...started the day by losing a crappie at the hole...nice...and could only manage one nice sunny, on prior that is.

Left prior and fished another area lake from noon to 8PM...

Hot Crappie bite and one that came up out of the hole at

15.5 inches!!! Those things are so tough to get out of the hole...what a challenge and what an extraordinary fish. Caught it right as the action started to slow and after a couple of guys left confused.gif Used the Glow Optics Nucleus...from that of which have claimed its THIRD 15 inch victim. These jigs work guys...glow optics!!!!!

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has anyone tried fishing the small sunken island just outside candy cove to the north? i was thinking about trying it on tuesday for some northerns or walleyes have done ok in the past but i haven't been there yet this year. also thinking about around reeds isalnd. I am getting sick of catching little prior lake panfish.

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