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bassnut
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10/20/2010 11:33AM
I am hammering Sandies(from 12-18in.) and Crappie(10-16in) right now, and will continue 'til a huge cold front comes thru. I live on 100acres, 1/2mile from my put-in. Iam offering free camping to my BWCA brothers, darn near "fer sure" fishing. I just cut 15 Sandies and 4 Crappie from 2hrs. fishing..caught oodles(some small) on 2" white grubs. Anyway, you supply everything, I supply camping land for free. This pattern has held up for 3wks. now. You guys, in the northland...take a chance on a weekend getaway....fish by canoe...I have yet to see another boat...10.5hrs. from twin cities...I want BWCA forum people only, because you respect the land... N.E.Okla.
 
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Wallidave
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10/20/2010 01:41PM
Sounds like great fishing in a nice location...what's a Sandie?
blutofish1
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10/20/2010 04:12PM
Ditto that Wallidave.I'm a hillbilly and haven't heard that one.
1stSatInMay
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10/20/2010 06:30PM
Thought they were a type of girl scout cookies.
Basspro69
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10/20/2010 10:00PM
Im wondering what a sandie is also, I have never heard that term .
marsonite
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10/21/2010 05:52AM
Google is your friend. wikipedia
Wallidave
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10/21/2010 12:46PM
quote marsonite: "Google is your friend. wikipedia "

Thanks Marsonite, that's what I was thinking based on the size and location. One of my favorites, super fighters but not crazy about the taste(my opinion). Never heard the term sandie in Illinois, they have several different nicks, some around here refer to them as silver bass.

Now I love the taste of their somewhat smaller cousin the yellow bass.
10/21/2010 12:55PM
The only time I heard a White Bass called a Sandie was while fishing in OK. It's definitely a regional name. White Bass can be very good eating if you remove the reddish strip of meat at the middle of the filet. Also, mixing a little celery seed in the breading somehow seems to neutralize that hint of fishy taste they have.

Wish I had time to take Bassnut up on his generous offer. Sound fun!

good Fishing.
bassnut
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10/21/2010 01:52PM
Yes, a "Sandie" is a White Bass, a true bass. actually there are 'Hybrids' in this lake. Twice I have caught fish over 3lbs.., and I questioned their...parents. This past spring, I caught very few(dry spring), now I am hammering them. I dunno...just the way it's working this fall. Drilled them again this morning, did not cut any, not enough time. No "really good" restaurant in area(small town), but a GREAT burger and a standard-good breakfast place 4 miles away. Take a chance...leaves are almost peak here.
Basspro69
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10/21/2010 04:04PM
Bassnut I wish I had time to come down for the crappies alone, I love catching big crappies on light tackle. That is a very nice offer, hopefully someone is able to take you up on it.
10/21/2010 08:56PM
What's the temp like down there this time of year? It's feeling like fall up here (30's-40's at night, 50-60's day).
gutmon
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10/21/2010 09:13PM
When you said "sandies", I was thinking you were talking about Sand Pike, or sauger.
Wallidave
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10/21/2010 10:37PM
quote bassnut: "Yes, a "Sandie" is a White Bass, a true bass. actually there are 'Hybrids' in this lake. Twice I have caught fish over 3lbs.., and I questioned their...parents. This past spring, I caught very few(dry spring), now I am hammering them. I dunno...just the way it's working this fall. Drilled them again this morning, did not cut any, not enough time. No "really good" restaurant in area(small town), but a GREAT burger and a standard-good breakfast place 4 miles away. Take a chance...leaves are almost peak here."

mmmmm hybrids even better!!!

bassnut
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10/21/2010 11:05PM
Wallidave: now that's a HYBRID. Great fish. Right now, it's a little warmer than normal, maybe 48-50 at night and 80 during day(uncharacteristic low humidity, so big temp swings)...normal about 70-75 day 43-48 night...I've seen 20 and 90...kinda volatile. fortunately, very low tornado possibility(although I have a safe room)
gbusk
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10/21/2010 11:35PM
What a generous offer, thank you!

Too bad I can't make it.

I hope somebody can.

10/22/2010 07:23AM
Very nice of you to offer. Between work, baby, 3 year old and maybe a little pheasant hunting I'm not getting out of town or very far anytime soon :)

T
jwartman59
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10/22/2010 09:57AM
we caught white bass in the bloodvein river, manitoba, several years ago. this was just about twenty miles from the river's mouth at lake winnipeg. we had no idea what they were but we ate them anyways. i'm not sure how edible they were.
 
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