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Lake Emily

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Has anybody been out on Emily lately or over the summer months. I was thinking about trying it this weekend for the first time in a couple years but heard that a combination of low water clarity and a partial winter kill has pretty much stopped all fishing activity on the lake. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

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THERE IS STILL FISH TO BE HAD THERE ya just gotta work for em a bit.. water clarity this summer was terrible but I havent been back there in awhile..it may be better now plus we have had alot of rain recently also so that will help the h2o level smile.gif

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if by partial winter kill you mean all the pigs hauling walleyes off the lake day after day ice fishing last winter; then yeah i guess it was a winter kill; we had a good bite going in may for walleyes; the key to that lake is find the gravel line. find where the gravel turns to mud and thats where you'll find active walleyes. if you go this fall watch out for duck decoys; theres fair amount of hunting on the lake later in the season.

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I think that was two winters ago.

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It was 2 winters ago.. although I had heard last winter of a few ppl finding nice eyes.but the amount of fishing pressure was wayyyyyy down last winter compared to 2 yrs ago

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