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1luckyguy
 December 20 2010 10:06AM (Read 64548 times)  
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My kids will be at their moms on Christmas weekend so I was thinking about taking a trip to Big Spirit. I did really good out there last year in February, but haven't heard much this year so far. Last year I fished the south end of the lake. I parked by the spillway and walked out about a 1/4 mile. Has anyone done any good the past couple weeks? Thanks.


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 December 20 2010 05:37PM  
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Cought 32 perch and 4 eyes last night between 3 and 5:30. 21 ft water.

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 December 20 2010 05:45PM  
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my limit yesterday, between 1 and 4:30.


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 December 20 2010 05:54PM  
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What area of the lake? Just remember the fish you caught won't be there when I get there Laughing Out Loud


 
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 December 21 2010 09:22AM  
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thanks guys, I think i will make the drive out there. Looks like they are biting.


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 December 21 2010 01:43PM  
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I will be heading out tomorrow afternoon on Spirit. Heard of a couple places to hit but if anyone has some more info I would be very thankful. Will have the 6yr old out in the portable with me so he will be looking for some nice keeper perch and I want to keep him happy.


 
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 December 23 2010 01:07PM  
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Yesterday, I hit my limit of walleye out on Big Spirit in 30 minutes. Of the three I kept, they were all 16-16.5." Didn't catch anything in the slot limit, but I managed 15 walleyes in the span of 2 hours. Only one of them was a dink. Perch were finicky.

Today was much slower. I came out early just like I did yesterday, but only managed 1 keeper walleye (15"), a dink, and 4 decent perch. I was all over trying to drill holes and mark fish, but its like they completely shut down this morning on the northwest end of the lake. Will probably be back out tonight or for sure tomorrow morning.

If anyone wants to know, chartreuse Fatboy jigs with a minnow head have been working the best for walleyes. I had a few hit some skeeter bug jigs tipped with a waxworm.

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 December 24 2010 03:22AM  
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Yesterday, I hit my limit of walleye out on Big Spirit in 30 minutes. Of the three I kept, they were all 16-16.5." Didn't catch anything in the slot limit, but I managed 15 walleyes in the span of 2 hours. Only one of them was a dink. Perch were finicky.

Today was much slower. I came out early just like I did yesterday, but only managed 1 keeper walleye (15"), a dink, and 4 decent perch. I was all over trying to drill holes and mark fish, but its like they completely shut down this morning on the northwest end of the lake. Will probably be back out tonight or for sure tomorrow morning.

If anyone wants to know, chartreuse Fatboy jigs with a minnow head have been working the best for walleyes. I had a few hit some skeeter bug jigs tipped with a waxworm.

Sorry, no pics yet.



I was also out yesterday morning.
Managed 1 keeper 15" eye. I did get 4 to the hole but they got off right at the last second with one pushing 24"
I had no problem getting the hits it was getting them to the hole the problem. The night before they would hit and pull right up but this morning they wanted to take off running and not as easy to get them out of the water.
Did keep 3 nice big perch
Fished from 6:30AM till 9:00AM
I might be going out Sunday afternoon for evening bit also.

Evening bite all caught 12/23 3:30 till 4:45
Caught 10 walleye total nothing in the slot range


 
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 December 24 2010 08:42AM  
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I will be heading out this afternoon for the evening bite. The cold front will be moving in 24 hours so we will see what happens.


 
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 December 24 2010 09:00AM  
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Yesterday, I hit my limit of walleye out on Big Spirit in 30 minutes. Of the three I kept, they were all 16-16.5." Didn't catch anything in the slot limit, but I managed 15 walleyes in the span of 2 hours. Only one of them was a dink. Perch were finicky.

Today was much slower. I came out early just like I did yesterday, but only managed 1 keeper walleye (15"), a dink, and 4 decent perch. I was all over trying to drill holes and mark fish, but its like they completely shut down this morning on the northwest end of the lake. Will probably be back out tonight or for sure tomorrow morning.

If anyone wants to know, chartreuse Fatboy jigs with a minnow head have been working the best for walleyes. I had a few hit some skeeter bug jigs tipped with a waxworm.

Sorry, no pics yet.



I was also out yesterday morning.
Managed 1 keeper 15" eye. I did get 4 to the hole but they got off right at the last second with one pushing 24"
I had no problem getting the hits it was getting them to the hole the problem. The night before they would hit and pull right up but this morning they wanted to take off running and not as easy to get them out of the water.
Did keep 3 nice big perch
Fished from 6:30AM till 9:00AM
I might be going out Sunday afternoon for evening bit also.

Evening bite all caught 12/23 3:30 till 4:45
Caught 10 walleye total nothing in the slot range



What was the bait of choice?


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 December 24 2010 10:47AM  
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Jigging Half minnow.. lots and lots of jig movement.
Once you see them jig like hell they want movement


 
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 December 24 2010 11:48AM  
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I gotta imagine that the fish were biting ahead of the storm last night... How much snow did the Spirit Lake area get?


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 December 24 2010 01:52PM  
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How much ice is there on the lake? What areas seem to be the best? Not looking for specific spots just general areas.


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 December 24 2010 07:40PM  
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Not a fast bite but got enough for a couple suppers. 20'+ lots more lookers than eaters....


 
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 December 24 2010 07:49PM  
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Nice mess of Perch Shaley
BTW that was me who called you this afternoon

Caught our limit of eyes today. We caught about 10 but nothing smaller than 14"
Had another larger eye on that bit threw the line.
Got setup around 2:30PM and left 4:30PM
Yes that is close to a 14" perch on top. Dang thing hit like a walleye and took line.
Even the 6yr old caught couple eyes and 18" pike




 
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 December 24 2010 07:52PM  
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Congratulations. Looks like you had a great day on the ice.


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 December 24 2010 08:05PM  
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Guessed that Conduct, talked to Jason this morn. you coming back this weekend again?


 
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 December 24 2010 08:08PM  
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Guessed that Conduct, talked to Jason this morn. you coming back this weekend again?



Don't think I will be back this weekend.
Christmas tomorrow then family dinner thing Sunday @ noon so the odd are not in my favor at all. I am planning though in 2 weeks for a long full day. Jason might be showing up also


 
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 December 25 2010 11:46AM  
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Looks like the bite has been on...great mess of fish guys. Wink


 
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 December 25 2010 06:09PM  
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Guess I cant cont very well , 3 shy of a limit, thought I had it but always tomarrow....


 
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