Big Sandy Lake, Aitkin County

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7/18/18 @ 12:56 PM
cjkrolak
cjkrolak
USER since 12/8/12

Zwiegs, over the July 4th week we had the mayfly hatch, tough fishing with all the boat traffic but once the wind picked up I was able to pick up some eyes on the main basin.

this past weekend less boat traffic and some wind but the eye bite was tougher, maybe they're filled up on mayflies.

surface water temp is now over 80 deg in the main lake.

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7/18/18 @ 12:07 PM
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Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Anyone been out to BSL lately?

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4/14/18 @ 3:05 PM
Adamolson7
Adamolson7
USER since 4/14/18

Yeah was out 2 weeks ago. there was 28" ice I was told Libby dam area would be best this time of year.

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4/8/18 @ 7:04 PM
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Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
28 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

Anynody been on BSL lately?


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3/9/18 @ 11:31 AM
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Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
34 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

Fished Sandy a week ago or so, it was TOUGH!!!  Not one single Crappie, which is what I have been hearing all year, had to go see for myself.  Yep they were not lyeing!!

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11/27/17 @ 5:55 PM
cjkrolak
cjkrolak
USER since 12/8/12

Normal seasonal water level change is about 2 feet you can see live water level measurements at the Corp of Engineers web site below, also see the seasonal trend and historic highs:

http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/stationinfo2.cfm?sid=SDYM5&fid=SDYM5&dt=S

During the flood of 2012 the water was ~3 feet above the normal seasonal high water mark.   Since 2012 I can remember one spring that the water was about a foot above normal high water mark and four years it was within normal range.

You can also check with the Corps of Engineering to see if the water level mgmt process has changed since 2012. 

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11/25/17 @ 10:21 AM
anderscr
anderscr
USER since 11/25/17

Hi all, found this site this morning and hoping to get some input from those on this site with some history with Big Sandy.  We are looking for a lake home that will be our year-round residence and are considering Big Sandy.  We've done some fishing on the lake for the last couple of years but none prior to that.  I've done some reading on the water level fluctuations and flooding of 2012 which is concerning. Wondering how often there are water level fluctuations to the degree that they cause problems with docks, lifts, etc. We are considering a property that is in a flood plain (also the property is on a point).  Would like some opinions from those with experience on the lake if we need to stay away from properties on a point and/or properties in a flood plain, etc.  Thank you.  

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10/23/17 @ 8:17 AM
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Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Isn't that nice Stan.  I was going to hit Sandy this pat weekend, but ended up at Ann Lake instead.

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10/7/17 @ 4:51 PM
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stan the guide
stan the guide
USER since 4/25/14

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Beautiful on BSL in the AM.  Finally found the right depth @ 13 to 15 feet.

I had 4 keepers 15-16"  and I had 16-20 Walleyes in the 12-13 1/2" group.  I use nothing but  a jig and a minnow with a slow drift -I don't use  motors with Walleyes.  Caught one nice Crappie (13").  Had my spot all to myself - it was heaven.  

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8/14/17 @ 12:55 PM
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Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Got out Saturday for a couple hours with my wife.  It was slow, we tried pullibng spinners on bottom bouncers.  We caugh one little walleye and a smll northern.  We did however miss a couple bites as well. As always though it was good day on the water.

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