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bullzeyez61

camp lake??

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I was wondering if anybody has any information on camp lake just south of St. Cloud off of highway 10. Everytime I go up to the cabin I see people fishing it. I'm woundering if it's worth droping a line in this winter?

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Well if you look at the DNR reports which is usually the first thing i do before trying a new lake it says its full of bullheads and thats all. But we have 10000+ lakes in minnesota so they might not be up to date. Tons of other areas lakes that are worth trying

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I've wondered the same thing as well because I would always see people out there. I gave it a try a few times and learned that there are a lot of small pannies and crappies, with a few decent ones on good days. They can keep you busy so a kid may have fun with it but not a lot more than that. I've seen some smaller bass with the aqua vu. Rumor has it that at one time it was a walleye rearing pond, I have never seen a walleye caught or with the aqua vu. Everyone I talked to also said "they heard" of walleyes and were giving it a try. I dropped the camera by one of the perms out there last year and there were six piles of beer cans on the bottom, so I think some of the people are out there to catch a buzz and not so much fish. Not a lake for me, try it if you wish and maybe you'll be suprised but there are many more productive lakes around.

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That survey was done in 1980.

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Haha yea that might be just a little out of date then.

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My brother lives on this lake. I haven't fished it much. The little I have fished caught a ton of little largemouth. There are also sunfish, crappies, pike, and bullheads in there with a few walleyes.

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