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slayer21

Long lake north of new london

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Anyone gone fishing on long lake by new london...ill be fishing long all next week..just wondering if crappies or anything biting..everyyear we catch unlimited bass but want to know where walleyes are bitting..any info is appreciated

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The walleye fishing in the area has been very good. I dont know very much about North Long, dont really fish it much for walleye. Good bass and panfish, but you may be better off traveling to a nearby lake if walleye is what you really want. There are some pigs on Long but they are tough to come by, just big shallow slop walleyes! Good luck!

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I've been fishing North Long since 1977. My family has a cabin there. As you state, there are plenty of bass in Long and the crappie bite is OK (although this year they've been harder to get). Walleye are another story. We catch a few in the winter, but only stumble upon 1 or 2 each summer. The DNR has stocked a few eyes (2000, 2003 & 2005) and there is very little natural reproduction. The 2005 water clarity was 16.5 feet. I think that the few walleye that are in there stay deep due to the clear water (and the boat traffic). It's a small lake to support 4 resorts (2 with many seasonal trailers).

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