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platte or sullivin lakes?


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My family just got a lot on platte and are going to build a cabin on it this summer. I heard they are suposed to be pretty good fishing lakes does anyone know much about them or where to fish?

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You Lucky guy! Platte and Sullivan really are two good fishing lakes plus you're just a little hop, skip and jump from a lot of other lakes including Mille Lacs. Note, Mille Lacs has been very good this winter.

Platte Lake is prone to freeze out occasionally but it gets replenished pretty quick. If you like to fish panfish before the ice goes out try the north side east of the point. Fish out in 8-12' of water from just east of the tip of the point and keep moving towards the North shore. I'm sure others will be in the same area. Sullivan also has a early spring panfish bite. Fish just east of the channel from Platte. Same 8-12' of water. Sullivan also has some nice whitefish which can be caught but you'll needd a flasher. The deep part of the lake just south of east public access is best. Both lakes have walleye but are tough to catch. If you must try trolling the north end of Platte. Watch out for the toothies!!!

Bass fishing is good in both lakes! Fish the reeds with spinnerbaits and the rice with Frogs, Jaw Breakers or Moss Bosses. Sullivan is a good dock fishing lake for bass. Try the docks on the east side.

Spring time crappie and sunfish. Fish the High Grass Islands on the north end of the lake just west of the point.

These lakes used to be very popular with the tourists but I'm no sure if they are yet. The freeze out years back may have chased a few away. Good luck and good fishing.

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My dad used to have a trailer on Platte at the Channel Bar. One thing he loved to do in the summer was canepole fish the holes in the lily pads around and between the islands. BIG sunnies! 1+ pounds!

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The lakes are connected by a channel, which I assume you probably already know. Within a couple of miles there is a very nice bait shop/gas station by the name of Beartraxx. They are always friendly and give you a good quantity of bait. According to some of the pictures they have in there, there have been some 18lb northerns pulled out of those two lakes. I have had pretty good luck with crappies on some of the smaller lakes nearby, of which there are many with 5-10 miles. The whole area around Richardson's Corner is very pretty. It has a "up north" feel to it.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Last night I found a Mille lacs size walleye on sullivin,a 27 Inch walleye to big to eat to small to mount so down the hole it goes. it was a fun fight on 4 lbs test on my crappie rod. The thing was 24 feet of bottem in 44 feet of water. I also got 5 nice crappies and one toss back cool.gif

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