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mjrfishing

Lake Minniebelle

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mjrfishing

Anyone been on Minniebelle, my family has a cabin down there and just wondering if anyone has had any luck this winter.

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bassNspear

Never fished it in the winter. Sorry I cant help.

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slim1

got some small walleyes about 2 weeks ago. Did good in spring though

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bassNspear

Do alot of people fish this lake on the hard water?

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Ryan Berger

no there is never really alot of people out there in the winter,, much better lakes in the area

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bassNspear

Ya i have never ever had great luck on that lake, so never had the desire to go there in the winter time.

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Central Bassman

FYI.....There is a big slot limit on PIKE so check that out befor you take any of them out of there... I think is 36 inchs

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bassNspear

I think your right. Thats why a guy is tuff to spear on that lake. You cant

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Stradic

Early ice (5-6 inches) walleye action was HOT this year. Don't know about now though.

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bassNspear

thats cool. Glad the fishin was good.

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friendlyfisher

Thats to bad Stradic, you must have been on the wrong side of the lake, cause I was pulling 7"ers out of there consistantly.

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Central Bassman

is there any snow on the lake?? if so is it really hard??

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Stradic

The walleye's were 16" +. The ice was 5-6 inches thick.

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mjrfishing

What part of the lake where you fishing?....Did you have any luck with the crappies?

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bassNspear

must have been early in the year if there was only 5 inches of ice correct?

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Stradic

Yeah, that's what I said. It was after that first cold snap weekend we had. I had a few other friends who were out there and doing well also at that time. Then again, what fishing isn't good at first ice. Heading up to Mille Lacs this weekend for a few days, we'll see how that goes..brrrrr...

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    • ozzie
      Sounds good!  I won't be up this weekend but in the future I will look for ya!  I am in a couple different boats but a Lund Tyee is what I would be in most often with a 200 merc on the back.
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      Quite a strong bite for the Streiffs tourney. I think there were 20 or so over 28", with the biggest weighing 10 3/4. Last year I think there were five overs. The boats were spread all over the lake. Many were fishing the mud, a few were quite shallow and some on the rocks. Most guys spoke of slot fish like crazy......but roughly 1 out of 6 boats having a 28" plus is crazy!! The stage got a bit crowded when the big fish catchers got up there for a picture.
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