White Bear Lake, Washington County

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8/2/13 @ 1:30 PM
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Badgers77
Badgers77
USER since 6/4/10

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F
I've been out a couple times in the past two weeks and have had decent luck on whacky rigged worms by docks and rafts. Nothing of great size yet. By mistake, a few very large sunfish have been on the whacky rigs as well. Water levels aren't bad right now.

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12/25/12 @ 10:01 AM
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Steve L - Lake-Link
Steve L - Lake-Link
USER since 12/7/08

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
I had the chance to get out on white Bear Lake this morning. I started out on the south bay in about 18 feet of water. using small spoons with The smallest Crappie minnows I could find. I did find two walleyes but not a Crappie or sunfish. I did start moving closer to town. Heading west. and then found some Crappies in deeper water. But they were kind of small. I had two lines down. One with Crappie Minnow and Jigging spoon. and the other with a small sunfish Jig with wax worms. Wax worm seem to work the best at this time. Also be very carefully going out on to the Ice. I found 4 inches of Ice to 7 Inches going out. Call your Local Bait store to find out about Ice Conditions. just to be safe. Cool

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12/22/12 @ 4:53 PM
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anglerpros
anglerpros
USER since 12/22/12

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F
Iv been fishing out in front of bellair and have not been catching much of any crappies so i moved about 100 yards in front of the peir by the vfw and started catching my limit on crappies everytime i go out. i know its hard this early of the year but i just wanted to give others a tip that i really needed

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11/2/12 @ 10:46 AM
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StoutSlaya
StoutSlaya
USER since 5/25/06

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Well I've had some real good days walleye fishing and some real poor ones too. The lake went through some extremely hot periods earlier in the fall right before turnover. Fish were everywhere and biting everything, than after turnover I could never repeat the same success. Went out Wednesday and didn't manage a single walleye so I'm pretty much ready to pack it up and wait for the ice. Was a good year on the bear.

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4/16/12 @ 10:17 AM
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Steve L - Lake-Link
Steve L - Lake-Link
USER since 12/7/08

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Was out on Sunday trying my luck at putting some crappies or sunnies into the frying pan for supper. It was warm and rainy outside. Had some luck on White Bear Lake with crappies, but not for sunnies. The water is still a little too cold, but!! some of the smaller lake around White Bear Lake have been doing really well for people fishing from shore. Small jigs with wax worms or magits and a slip bobber are the way to go at this time. There are lots of people fishing on the ponds around White Bear Lake avenue and Hwy 61.and getting fish from shore.

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1/16/11 @ 7:38 PM
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Wilsonwa12
Wilsonwa12
USER since 12/22/10

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
20 inches
Went out last night from 4pm to 10pm in 14 FOW. Most fish were biting light and didnt want to take the bobber all the way down. Had about 15 chances between 3 of us to land a fish but only landed 6 crappies, one of which was 13 inches, 1 small bass, and 1 hammer handle. Everyone around us was having similar results.

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12/27/10 @ 3:08 PM
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Wilsonwa12
Wilsonwa12
USER since 12/22/10

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
8 inches
A friend and I went out on the 23rd, We didnt have a snowmobile so we had to walk anywhere we went. lets just say if you want to walk a substantial distance you better wear some good waterproof boots. there is a 2" crust layer of ice over about 6" of snow/slush/water on top of the 8" of solid ice. in some places the snow is knee high. When we finally reached the drop-off in the southeast bay, we were soaked, tired, and cold. We set up first in 12' with nothing happening for 2 hours, then set up in 16' and got one nibble but didnt land anything. Normally we would have gone to Bellaire bar but we decided to try a new spot. At Hansens bait shop they told us that people have reported a good bite from crappies and perch. Next time I will try for them.

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7/13/10 @ 10:29 PM
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Slabosaurus
Slabosaurus
USER since 6/9/10

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Went out panfishing with a buddy at around 7 this evening, just casting from a dock with a tub of crawlers and our panfish rods (I use 4lb test on a 1000 spinning reel with a 5' ultralight).

Buddy was catching a lot of sunnies for a bit. I was not catching anything. I'd find out why soon enough.

Yanked the line to see if i couldn't entice a little nibble or something, line didn't move. I knew there were weeds in the area of my bobber so I yanked harder. Then my drag went nuts... Finally got the monster near the dock as my buddy is scrambling all over to find a net and i hear him say.. Holy (expletive deleted) dude that's (expletive deleted)in' huge. 47" tiger musky. Yeah. Huge. Too bad the 5th time i brought him in to the dock he tossed my hook Crying Oh well. It was the biggest fish I've ever had on the end of my line, and the fight was 20 minutes of fun. And I still had my crawler! As I pulled the line up out of the water, something grabbed the hook and ran... this one i landed, it was a 20-24" northern.

After those two, the panfish were dead for another 15-20 minutes, then they turned on again.

Last cast of the night and a bass gobbled my light bobber... so that was the end of it regardless. Weird night to say the least.

Reportwise... well, the fish were biting hard, i think it's due to the rather imposing cold front looming on the western side of the state at the moment. Lost count of sunnies, had a few 2-5" perch mixed in as well. heh. All of the boats trolling 50 yards out seemed to be having luck with the 'eyes.

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6/27/10 @ 4:56 PM
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TeamFrogger1
TeamFrogger1
USER since 6/27/10

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went out 6 am to noon. Lost count of pike. 10 bass largest 17 1/2". Saw a 50+" musky in 5 feet deep weeds. Biggest fish I've ever seen!

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6/26/10 @ 1:23 AM
Round Laker
Round Laker
USER since 6/1/09
12 inch sunfish out of WBL. Gotta see those!

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6/10/10 @ 1:42 PM
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Slabosaurus
Slabosaurus
USER since 6/9/10

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Went Out Tues and Wed (6-8 and 6-9)... casting from a dock.

Bass were on fire both nights. 5/5 casting with leech and jig in about 10 fow along the weeds tuesday. Caught 10-20 LM both nights with rock and smallmouth mixed in.

Handful of sunnies caught as well, 8-12 inches. All released, already had this weeks fish fry in the freezer ;)

bite seems to be the best just after sundown until around 11:00.

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6/6/10 @ 1:32 PM
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77speakers
77speakers
USER since 1/15/07

CONDITIONS
Raining

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went out Saturday afternoon in the rain. I caught quite a few bass on whacky rigs. Biggest was 16.5". The weeds were really thick but I still managed to get over a dozen in the boat within 3 hours. The color was purple. On a side note, the DNR had a guy at the launch inspecting for weeds when you take out.

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6/3/10 @ 5:12 PM
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StoutSlaya
StoutSlaya
USER since 5/25/06

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Ventured out lastnight with a few buds at 6 and fished til about 10:30 and only picked up one walleye. Dragged Lindy rigs all night in all depths between 15 and 30 feet. Only fish came out of about 18 FOW coming up on an underwater point. All we had was leeches so that was the bait of choice.

Noticed a real nice musky floating dead up by the landing with a crappie coming out of his mouth. Fish must have been at least 45in and all of 20-25 Ibs. Real good sized fish, was ashame to see but from the looks of it the fish didn't die of angler mishandling.

Will be back for more.

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5/10/10 @ 7:23 PM
StoutSlaya
StoutSlaya
USER since 5/25/06
Seasons about to start so I thought Id throw something out there and see if anybody has anything to report. I tried in early April for crappies and had little to no luck but heard quite a few others were doing well. Looking forward to this season.

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2/15/10 @ 6:56 PM
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IceFishBaby
IceFishBaby
USER since 11/26/01

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
30 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F
Went out near a group of guys-10-15" of water, lots of weeds around. No flags, few bites, few small gills and perch. Overall, probably won't be back anytime soon.

Was out Sunday.

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