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evinrude19

does anyone know if rush lake east or west is open yet? confused.gif

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rumeye

Was by there today at 2:30 on co rd 7. West lake looks like there's still quite a bit of ice. Did see some open spots though.Would'nt think it will be long now with this wind.

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sparkyaber

Was at my father's place on west rush. He lives in the most west of the two south bays, lots of ice on it, and it looked as if most of the lake had a sheet of ice on it. He said that there was more ice today than yesterday. frown.gif

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evinrude19

does any one know any thing recent becuase i might head up there saturday for some crappies grin.gif

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john.wells

the last report I saw on MnDNR ice out page showed partial ice coverage. With the recent cold weather, a guy might want to try a different lake further south that has had a chance to warm up a little more.

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BDR

still lot of ice on West. East is clear.

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evinrude19

i was out on rush today and i did pretty good for crappies and i went around west rush and is pretty much all open now grin.gif

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holepopper

anybody know if the crappies are in shallow by shore yet!

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evinrude19

i was up there saturday and i was still catching them in about 15 fow cant wait till opener!!! ill be on rush lake i am the one with a green 12 ft boat with a 9.9 evinrude and home made wave wackers !

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fishing tech

I am thinking of hitting E rush on Thursday. I have not fished there and was wondering is there a bait store near by?

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evinrude19

yeah it called the rush point store it has a gas station at it to for your boat

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jkb0909

There's also the Rush Lake Resort bait shop located about a mile south of the East Rush public access. It's probably more convenient if your going to fish East. Otherwise Rush Point store is closest to the West landing.

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fishing tech

Thanks for the help. Like I said, I have not fished either east or west. any helpful hints or are they pretty helpful at the bait shops? I took my father out yesturday to forest lake(our 1st time)He caught a nice 12 inch crappie and we caught alot of small sunnies. all went back, but his eyes lit up when he saw the big crappie. Good times. Thanks

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Bandersnatch

Tech;

There is also bait right next to the East Rush landing. Ray's Guide service is now also a bait shop.

Also, if your going up 35, there is Fish Lake Bait at the Harris exit.

Rush Point Store is on the West Lake, and if your planning on putting in on East, it's out of your way by quite a bit.

On the East lake, for Crappies, you'll want to head to the Southeast end to the boat channels.

Keith

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fishing tech

Thanks, I plan on putting in at the access on the north end of east. Looks like a county park.

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evinrude19

i am heading up there this weekend to open up my place up there so im gonna fish for some crappies friday and saturday and maybe sunday is any one else going up there?

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fishing tech

I will let youknow how we do on Thursday.

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evinrude19

ok sounds good il let every one know how good i do over the weekend

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fishing tech

Well we tried everywhere except where the fish were on both east and west. 2 bass 15& 17, 1 23inch northern, perch and sunnies. All trolling a beatle spin nothing jigging or under bobber. Oh well it was better then working. We did see a muskie in 3fow just hanging out. Closest I could tell it was about 45-50inches measuring with my rod. He looked a little beat up, a couple of white marks on his back like he was bit by another fish. It was cool to follow him through the clear water. Trolling motor did not phase him. Wish i had a good camera or one of the kids with. Then again if the kids saw a fish that big they probably wouldn't swim in a lake again. Good Luck to you!!!!

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evinrude19

yeah im going this weekend like i said and ill tell you how i do

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evinrude19

i went up saturday and got 1 crappie thats it very slow and verywindy anyone else out there?

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jkb0909

Yea, I was out on West yesterday from about 3-7, very slow for me too. Caught 1 crappie (8") and about a dozen small sunnies fishing along the shoreline. Hopefully the weather is better next weekend for the opener.

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evinrude19

what kind of boat do you have i might have saw you

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jkb0909

A 14' Alumacraft w/ a 15 hp Johnson.

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evinrude19

o maybe not i was in a green 12' boat with 9 1/2 evinrude it was fun for me! lol

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