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pikehunter461

Bowstring River & Dora Lake

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It has been at least 15 years since I have fished Dora Lake. From what I remember, it is small, shallow, and full of jumbo perch. Does anyone fish Dora? Any advice or tips? Will I catch anything other than jumbo perch? Also, can you boat from Dora to Sand or Little Sand or is the trip very difficult? Also, how is fishing in the river between Dora and Rice lake? We are considering staying in the area in August- any advice would be appreciated!

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I have been fishing the bridge at Dora Lake the last week of August for many years. The fishing is usually very good at that time of year. In addition to the jumbo perch you mentioned we catch blue gill, crappie, northern, bull head, dog fish and the occasionaly walleye. As I am landlocked I can't speak to the navigational issues. I do know there are some shallow areas on the Bowstring River around Shogren Dam that might bar entry to Rice Lake. Perhaps someone else will respond with better information.

Good Luck,

Indiana Mike

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When the water was high (very high) in the spring, you can actually travel by boat from Round to Squaw to Dora to Sand to Bowstring with a little effort. This all depends how busy the beavers have been.

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