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Villard or Leven

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I'm heading up there tomorrow to chase bass and panfish. Has anybody fished either of these lakes recently? I'm curious how the fishing has been and how the water levels are. Thanks in advance!

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the water on leven was very low at the access earlier this month i wouldn't even try unless you have a small boat, the fishing was not very good either

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We had much better luck on Leven the first week of August. Boat ramp is shallow, but if you don't mind getting your feet wet, it's usable. You either had to tilt your motor, use your trolling motor, or pole out a ways, but it wasn't too bad. I'd back in the deep part of the scour hole, and push it off from there.

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We spent 3 beautiful, sunny days on Leven and Villard and fishing was very poor. We were primarily looking for crappies and sunfish and only managed to find small ones on Leven, but even the small ones were hard to come by. We did catch several northerns casting on Leven, including a 5 pounder. Villard was much worse as we only managed 1 northern and a few small sunfish. We spent quite a bit of time casting on both lakes for bass and only managed one small one on each lake.

Also, the channel between Villard and Amelia is VERY shallow. I have a 16' aluminum boat and we had to drag and push it through most of the channel.

Thank God for the nice weather!

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