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Cass Lake area trip coming up, any tips

  • panfishchasers
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    North Branch, MN
    Posts: 24
    #1218575

    It seems the Cass Lake forum gets very little use, I hope that’s because the fishin’ is so good you’re tight lipped about it. We are going to be in the area for a few days this coming week end and hope to get into some good Jumbo Perch. Where should a guy go, Cass? Winni? Leech? Any tips for perch in the area would be appreciated.

    kroger3
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    blaine mn
    Posts: 1116
    #927319

    STAY OUT OF THE SLUSH! Cass was pretty bad last weekend.

    MIKGILLIE
    Participant
    Owatonna,MN.
    Posts: 154
    #927346

    Bring plenty of warm clothes,hot coffee and fish hard,tight lips around Cass Lake

    panfishchasers
    Participant
    North Branch, MN
    Posts: 24
    #927393

    Thanks for the advise. We are still going to bring up a couple ATVs. If nothing else we’ll be a bit more mobile on the roads and not block people off when we stop and drill some holes. If no lakes stand out for a good bite we’ll just have to role the dice and see what we come up with. Any opinions on big and little Wolf lakes?

    jrholland93
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    Posts: 59
    #929061

    How did you do, PanfishChasers?

    Wolf was putting out some crappies, but everything in the area has slowed substantially with all of this horrid weather…

    panfishchasers
    Participant
    North Branch, MN
    Posts: 24
    #929285

    I will never plan a trip in January again! We’ve made it “up north” 2 out of the last three years in January and we got to fish in record breaking low temperatures both times! We came home early, the fishing was slow. Not to mention the regulator froze in the wheel house we were staying in so we used our own heaters and made it through the -44F first night. It also had bad batteries so we had to have the generator running almost constantly. And the deep snow, low temps, slush on the lakes, all made lake hopping with the portables a bigger challenge than we were up to.
    That’s the bad part, the good part is we caught a few more fish this time. Lots of little perch and about 6 northerns went back in the lake and one nice sunny, two nice perch, three eater northern (27″ was the biggest)and six Tullibees went in the bucket. We had lots of fun between the irritations and who we rented from did his absolute best to keep everone happy. It certainly wasn’t a money making weekend for him; fixing equipment, putting people up in hotels/motels, and having to plow a new road out to our friends on winnie to get them off, where much bigger problems than what we were dealing with.
    Next ice fishing trip is going to be in Dec, late Feb or March, but never, never, never in January again.

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