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Hello All, has anyone fished Lake Rachel lately? We fished it years ago when the rising water was about to make the peninsula an island. we are thinking of stopping up this fall. Thanks in advance. Spit.

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alex1

Spit, the peninsula is now nothing but dead trees sticking out of the water. The channel between the big, and little lake is now big enough that you can get 2 pontoons to pass with room on either side. If you haven't fished it for awhile make sure yu check out the special regs for the lake. Bass and panfish have been doing well from what I've heard, haven't been out there myself lately. norhtherns are always biting but they are the ones with special regs.

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What happened to all of the cabins that were on what is now the peninsula?

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jermisch

The water on the lake is done rising. The pennisula that you are talking about is still a pennisula. The people on the island had to build up the road with the rising water. I haven't fished the lake since this spring. It is one of my favorites with all the structure that the rising water gave us. If you haven't been there in years be careful around the shore...even up to 100' out. There are stumps that will eat your lower unit. Last year people found some walleyes but not many from what I understand. Good luck and Let us know how you do...

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Any reports from Lake Rachel as of late?

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