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SneakAttack

Lebanon Hills

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Any reports on these lakes? Its been awhile since i've been there so any info would geat. Thank you

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I got one word for you: Unfishable. Well due to the fact that most of the Lakes in the area are all weeded out. It's so thick it's almost impossbile to fish from shore or even canoe. Holland is probably your best bet for shore fishing.

Other than that the usual panfish & bass. I like to use a hook and plastic worm to skip the surfaces of weeds and edges. Otherwise wait till fall comes around again.

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I think "Unfishable" is a strong word. I had some of my best fishing in those lakes in June. I will agree that shorefishing would be tough. If you have a canoe you can get to plenty of fishable places. You will need to go with heavy line and drop shot the holes in the weeds. There are some monsters in there that will test your equipment. The farther back in the park you go the better fishing you will find. Good luck if you try it.

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These lakes are definatley not "unfishable" from a canoe. Sorry I have no reports that are current. Did well out on those lakes in early June as well fishing from shore. Work plastics and jigs deep in these lakes if you have a small boat or canoe and you may just run into a few wink.gif

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Thanks for the replys, i'll be fishing out of a canoe and will be out saturday in the morning. Havent fished there in years but sounds like the farther a guy gets back in there, the better it is. I'll post back a report. Thanks

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this last winter i got some slab crappies on one of those lakes,all released, didnt make it out there during the spawn though, there fish in those ponds, but id rather fish a bigger body of water right now them ponds get so ickkkkkkkkkky, good luck

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Unless you are a diehard, a person cannot get a canoe past jensen lake on the lebanon hills conoe route, the water is way to low and there is to many lilly pads, and yes the weeds and lilly's are so bad that it is unfishable. Holland and Schultz lake look good but I did not fish them. Good Luck

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Sneakattack,

Next time try Holland and shultz, those were the two I was referencing to, I should have stated that before sorry about that. I don't even mess with those other lakes, too shallow.

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You can forget about Schultz. I was there last week past Sunday and it was thick in weed all over except the swim area. Holland is the only one in the area that is decently opened.

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I work inside this park, out of the visitor center. We had some great fishing this past summer. Schulze is very fishable from a canoe and has a couple of good shore spots. Holland you will need a canoe to get at the big fish, but you have to carry it down from the parking lot. If you park on cliff, you can get a ticket, even if just unloading. They are trying to grow plants along the side of the road there. We have a couple of other good fishing lakes inside the park, a little harder to get at. Jensen is very shallow with lots of weeds, and has small bluegills and lots of bullheads. The portage trail from Jensen is also pretty bad, but from the visitor center is great. The visitor center also has free fishing gear you can rent out for the day, and canoes/kayaks for $8 an hour. We also just started selling bait (dozen crawlers for $1). If you want anymore info, just stop in the Visitor Center.

All of these bass were caught in Lebanon.

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Borg

do you know the Priebe's? They used to host at the park i work at.

they host a lot at Lebanon Hills in the past. they are absolutely awesome

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They are awesome! I have met them a couple of times.

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