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Whitefish chain of lakes Cass Lake fishing?

  • bigcrappie
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    Blaine
    Posts: 3046
    #1698842

    Staying up on Cass Lake next week on the Whitefish chain. Never been before, there are like 8 lakes all connected. Anyone on the forums have any tips or what lake is better then the next? looking walleye and crappies. PM me if needed

    Thanks

    bigcrappie
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    Blaine
    Posts: 3046
    #1699883

    Anybody? pulled shad raps along the weed line in 15fow and got way to many pike and bass. No eyes

    Mookie Blaylock
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    Wright County, MN
    Posts: 381
    #1699934

    Cross Lake?
    Generally people fish Cross and Whitefish for Walleyes. Dagget is pretty popular for Bass and Crappie.

    I have fished these lakes for very few hours and I am far from being an expert on them so I will leave it at that.

    Walleyestudent Andy Cox
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    Garrison MN-Mille Lacs
    Posts: 4484
    #1699965

    Well yes, your OP had me somewhat confused too. Are you on Cass lake or Whitefish? They are far apart. I have been on Whitefish a few times and have found a lot of bass and northerns. I know there are walleyes but did not spend much time searching.

    elk_addict
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    Northern IA/Lincoln Lakes Area
    Posts: 253
    #1700000

    If you are fishing on the Whitefish Chain for walleyes I can pass this information along. I have never fished it but have discussed it with a couple different Guides in the Brainerd area, during fishing trips with each. This lake is one of their go to lakes as summer begins. The walleyes are on the deeper sand flats, in the 20′ – 30′ plus range. You need to find them, which can be a daunting task on any larger lake. You will need to also determine the depth of the thermocline, as that will somewhat reduce your maximum depth. Good luck. T

    Mookie Blaylock
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    Wright County, MN
    Posts: 381
    #1700003

    If you’re going to have a slow day fishing. The Whitefish Chain is the place you hope it happens.

    bigcrappie
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    Blaine
    Posts: 3046
    #1700556

    Sorry Cross lake and Whitefish. No idea where Cass lake came from.

    bjmiller
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    Posts: 26
    #1700575

    Fished both Cross Lake and Upper/Middle Whitefish for decades. First key note of instruction… if you are planning to fish over the weekend only fish at very low light periods and stay as far away from the Upper Cross Lake/Rush Lake/Lower Whitefish areas as possible. Absolute zoo of big power boats!

    IMO Upper/Middle Whitefish breaklines from 25′-35′ looking for the sharpest breaks. I would start at the north shoreline of Middle Whitefish around the humps and power rig (live bait rig or bouncer/spinner combos) until you find fish. As the day progresses to low light you can slip up shallower along these sand breaks in 10-12 FOW and troll Jointed Shad Rap 5’s. Start your sets 50′-60′ back making contact with the bottom every so often.

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