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jwhawkridge

Gorman and Clear

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The girlfriend and I were looking at houses this weekend and one of those houses was located on the north end of Clear Lake. Is the DNR killing off that lake? There was a strong wind from the south and the smell was absolutely awful, I thought it smelled like rotten cabbage and the water was an unnatural green (I feel sorry for people who live around that lake).

Another house we are looking at is close to Gorman. I looked the DNR compass info on it and it seems like it could be a decent lake. Anyone fish it much? What about Lake Volney? Dora? Sabre?

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JW, Ive fished Sabre a few times; shallow (13') fairly weedy,but it has it's good times, it's in the Cannon chain so anyhting is possible at times.I have only fished Volney a couple of times; I've caught decent crappies & bass, I've heard it has good walleyes. One of the deepest, if not THE deepest lakes in the area (70' ?). frown.gif It really is too bad about Clear, being a center-piece attraction of the town you'd think they would do what's best for the lake first then worry about surrounding it with amenities.It was a great idea to have "release only" on the bass & that is a nice beach & park on the west side, but I don't know why anyone would want to spend any time there in the condition it is, confused.gif & with the season just heating up, it isn't going to get any better. I know I'm done over there until mid to late fall. Just my 2 Cents. cool.gif

Later, L2f

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wich clear lake are you talking about? ( lexington, or waseca). They both are smelly dirty lakes in the summer!

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Lexington - That smell can't be natural, can it? My girlfriend said it smelled like sulfur, I thought rotten cabbage, either way if I was a fish I would find a creek or stream and get the heck out of there...

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i know a few years back the previous owner of the local bar there, used the lake to drain his septic, he got in trouble for that a few times. The new owners I understand put in a new septic system and they got rid of all the old trailers out there. Im not sure what else could be causing it, I know there is a cow pasture on the south end of the lake. I havent fished the lake in many years, since I seen the septic get pumped into it. Although I know people who do fish it, and can be a good fishing lake, at times. I lived out that way 10+ years ago, I know alot of the people out that way may even know the people you are looking at the house from. The smell should be gone by sept. grin.gif

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Gorman is a very good early season lake. It has been know to turn green come summer. When that happens Volney is just 2-3 miles to the north and that is the time when Volney tends to get HOT. I have fished each lake, Gorman and Clear. Gorman is by far the better of the two. If you have a speed boat be careful near the bar. I have seen duck hunters standing in the middle of Lake Gorman!

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Muddog is right on the (Contact Us Please).

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Sorry, I thought you were talking about Clear (Waseca). blush.gif

That was a waste of 2 cents. smirk.gif

L2f

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