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Elephant Lake

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My buddy and his wife are going to Elephant Lake next week on vacation. I'm suppose to find out how the lake is fishing wise?? Panfish, eyes?? does it get fished?? Is it deep? If anyone has any info that'd be great!

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Much better lakes in the area.

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I have been going to Elephant Lake for the past 13 years with my buddies and one of them has be going for 40 years. I can tell you that Elephant is a productive lake. We were just up there June 29th thru July 7th and althought the walleye fishing stated slow we still were able to bring back some fish.

When we are up there in early June we usually fish in 10 fow along points and weed lines, in July we will move out 20 fow during the day and back to 10 fow in the evening.

The smallie action is awesome at night with top water,last year I caught a 41/2 pounder and this year the big bass was 3lb 7oz. Also don't forget to bring some senkos rigged wacky style.

As for pike this lake is 3 years into a 5 year program that restricts you to only 1 pike > 40". We have seen the pike action pick up each year and this year I caught the biggest pike to date, 14 1/2 lbs.

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Could you name some of the better ones please ?

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Thanks for the info! What about panfish? Lots of crappies and gills...or not many, but they're big? thanks again!

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Could you name some of the better ones please ?


For what? Bass? You can go to Pelican and catch a bass near 5 lbs everytime. Largemouth and Smallmouth. At the end of July through september you can fish Kab and consistantly catch pike from 10-20 Lbs.

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