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Ida Or Carlos

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I am heading up to Alex this weekend. I am staying at a place on Carlos but I thinking about fishng Ida. Does anyone know how the bite has been on these lakes. I fished Ida on the opener and did pretty well but I would like to give Carlos a chance.

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Give Carlos a try, and if it's slow, there are several other lakes on the Chain to motor into. You can't miss.

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Is there any resorts to stay on Carlos by chance?

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I was on Ida (cabin) two weeks ago and it was the best fishing i had ever had there. Water is down but the bass and pike were biting nicely. I found some transitional structure from rock to sand/weeds and back to rock where I nailed them all day. Nothing too big but it was enjoyable. If you post a contour I can tell you where it was. It was on the north end of the lake out from one of the points(dont know the name).

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I would also give Carlos a try. Carlos can sometimes produce walleyes during mid-summer when some of the other lakes in the area are not. Fish the usual structure, but try going a little deeper. Carlos is a good Lindy/leech lake.

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Ida, great fishing for bass!

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Mindbender; "Lake Carlos Villas" is a timeshare resort on the south shore of Lake Carlos. This website is for the owners to post weeks they want to sell or rent. It's a real nice place, we've stayed there before.

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