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Does anyone fish this anymore? I did about a year ago and got nothing. I used to be a regular on the lake about 5 years ago and it seemed like it was getting fished out back then. Whats the health of the lake these days?

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    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public informational meeting to update interested citizens and anglers on the reproduction study recently completed on Fish Lake Reservoir.  The study involved three years of stocking marked walleye fry to assist in determining the contribution of spawning stocks, natural reproduction, and survival of eggs and fry in Fish Lake Reservoir. These study results will help inform future fish management decisions for Fish Lake Reservoir. The meeting will be held on November 1, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Fredenberg Town Hall, 5104 Fish Lake Road, Duluth MN. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
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    • redlabguy
      Cliff, Your post marks the end of the official season (unofficial continues) and even though I pulled out already, I always feel a little sad when I see this one. Here's hoping we are all back out on the lake come next May. Have a good winter season, Dick
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