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Big Jeff

Lake George 1st timer

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I am heading up to lake George later this month, girl freinds parents just got a place there. I have heard it is mostly a bass lake but I would like to find some eyes or some crappies. It looks to be mostly a bowl with one good mid lake hump. I am looking for any pointers I can get, looking to take her old man out and show him some good fishing. I see a couple of inlets that might look good if they are still running with lack or rain. Are there any hot colors or lures for lake George? I understand if you don't want to post top secret info here so if you let me know I can add an email or cell number. Looking for a better understanding of the lake.

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any help out there?

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has no one ever fished this lake?

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COme on I see that over 100 people have looked but not one replys, just looking for some general tips on what is there and how people like to fish the lake. Thanks

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What city is this in..... I know of a Lake George I have fished twice this year by Mantrap Lake in Park Rapids area is this the lake you are talking about?

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The lake george I am talking about is located east of Itasca State Park by 5-10 miles. OR west of Leech by 10-20 miles thanks for asking

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sorry, that is the same lake how did you do?

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Well I don't fish eyes I fish mainly Pike and Bass we manage about 5 pike in the 7-10lb range and we caught a ton of bass a couple being over 20in. I think the lake is only like 29ft is the deepest hole in the lake. As for the eyes I have heard it can be a good lake to fish in the fall thats about all I can tell you for that we only got 1 small fishing fishing for bass. If you don't get eyes the pike and bass will keep you busy using spinnerbaits and jigs. That's about all i know we had our best success in the bay with the weeds and reeds to the right of the access.

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You could try posting in the Park Rapids Forum you might get a few more responses there.

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worked at my uncles resort on this lake many years ago. Lots of nice slimers and bass, wallys were very nice if you can find them. Crappies were nice too. Use to fish crappies on the east side bay near the special ed. camp in the cabbage. There is a large hump inthe middle with cabbage that we did very well for slimers bobber fishing with large suckers. The gills use to be above average if they havent fished them out. Its a good lake for mixed species.

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Big J, it's a great bass lake and not too bad for other species. Much of the open water season, the best eye bite is the night bite, but it gets better daytime in the fall. I haven't fished LG for a few years, but we used to have fun fishing a 1/8 jig/minnow thru the cabbage. Mixed bag catch: pike, bass, walleyes, crappies even an occasional nice gill. Figuring out a new lake is half the fun of fishing--I think you will do fine and have a good time.

Good luck

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