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Big Sandy Lake, Aitkin County

Big Sandy Lake, Aitkin County
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3/25/20 @ 9:26 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent
ICE DEPTH
18 inches
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

Fished hard for a few days.  We'd pick up a Crappie here a Crappie there, but nothing consistent.  Finally after a few hard days, we were able to find some fish.  One thing that remained consistent, was the depth of 17'-19' and Maggots on little pink jigs.  We'd get one or two on a Crappie Minnow, but Maggots worked best when we finally found them.  Also piked up some nice Tulibee's that my buddy kept for smoking.  Ice was about 18" solid, the accesses were good as well.  I was driving my Ranger with tracks, but there were guys driving trucks all over the lake.

3/25/20 @ 9:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent
ICE DEPTH
18 inches
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

Sand Burr, I've been driving a Ranger with Tracks, but they are still driving trucks all over the lake.  The accesses are still good from what I could see. Monday we got a bit of slush on the lake but it refroze Monday night.

3/23/20 @ 9:03 AM
Sand Burr
User since 12/27/16

Great Report Tim! Are you using a wheeler or driving?

3/22/20 @ 10:25 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent
ICE DEPTH
19 inches
CONDITIONS
Snowing
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

Been out on BSL chasing Crappies the past few days.  It's been tough, finding some here and there, but pattern.  Been doing good at Social Distancing though I guess.  Going again tomorrow, hopefully the report is different then.

3/16/20 @ 9:03 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Last Quarter
Sand Burr
User since 12/27/16

Plenty of trucks when I drove by yesterday. Landing looked good. Cold weather did some healing.

3/12/20 @ 11:44 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous
Sand Burr
User since 12/27/16

It looks as though that middle layer of slush is making a presence on the lake. Consider using ATV's and SxS if venturing out on the ice.

2/19/20 @ 9:02 PM
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

Nice report Sand Burr

2/3/20 @ 2:53 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous
Sand Burr
User since 12/27/16

This week’s report 2/3/20


Big Sandy Lake

It was great to be back on the lake!

Right off the bat I will tell you that I had a solid 16-20 inches of ice. I did see a few slush spots. We had trucks driving all over on Saturday and Sunday. There are also plenty of ATV’s. UTV’s and snowmobiles. I was able to go pretty much anywhere. Be careful of the typical narrows and bridges.


The fish!!! The fish are very neutral, you catch 1 out of 4. People forget how great of a panfish/crappie population Sandy has. We caught Crappie, Sunfish, Perch, Northern and Walleye (of course 13 ¾” lg). Tip of the day the Tullie population is coming back strong! Let’s hope it doesn’t flood this year and kill them. Take your map out and start looking for drops down to 20-30ft. There is nothing short of 100 spots, there is no reason to bunch up. We used small jigs with minnows and wax worms. I also assume that small jigging spoons would have done the trick also. Again, nothing fast and furious but the weather was incredible and the sun was shining!


Good luck on the water and have fun with the family!


Shannon Kruse

12/27/19 @ 3:41 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (3%)
Waxing Crescent
ICE DEPTH
1 inches
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

Stan the Guide have you been out?  How is the slush on BSL?

10/19/19 @ 10:23 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
stan the guide
User since 4/25/14

This past Thursday was a perfect day with a light SE wind.  The walleye were cooperative with the RIGHT SIZE  (over 14")  I used orange jigs with fatheads.  All of the fish were in the 14 feet depth. This might be my last trip out on the boat by myself - I cannot handle the boat  (In and out of  the landing)  I've been on this lake a  hundred times  but  I am slowing down (i'm 75)  Caught a huge perch today - must have been close to one and a quarter pounds.  I never catch any small perch anymore like 20 years ago???   Had one very large fish (snapped 6 pound line easy) Must have been another large Northern.  I caught 3-4 Northerns but all small.

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