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PiKeGuY101

Whitewater Lake/Colby Lake

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Does anyone know how fishing is on Whitewater or Colby lake near Hoyt Lakes, I have a lot of family that live in the area and always woundered about these two lakes. I've always wanted to try them but haven't gotten aroung to it yet... Any tips or locations to try would be great - not looking for your honey hole but just some pointers...

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P101,

I wish I could help you out with an answer on each of these lakes but I have only fished them a couple of times myself. If I had to focus on one lake over the other I would try Whitewater as Colby lake gets a fare amount of Recreational use if I remember correctly.

I believe the St. Louis County lake map book gave a good look of these lakes and their depths and some other useful info.

Hopefully someone else will chime in with some useful info after this is sent back to the top of the list.

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Hey thanks for the help, I just bought one of the county map books and now just have to wait and get up there and try my luck!!!

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My grandparents used to have a cabin on Colby, unfortunately they got rid of it before I came along so I dont know of any hot spots but I do know that my dad, grandpa, and great grandpa used to do pretty well on northerns and crappies. There are also catfish and walleye in the lake.

Steve

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Any size on those northerns???

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None that I can recall from stories but I am sure there are a few big ones in the lake. My great grandfather caught a lot of notherns and used them to make kalamoijakka (sp?) which is a Finnish soup made with a cream base and potatoes, corn, and fish along with what ever else one has on hand in the kitchen. He just threw the whole fillets in there, y bones and all.

Steve

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Has anyone fished Loon Lake near the old Palo Community Center? I would guess it has some northerns and bass, but haven't tried it yet.

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