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Annie Battle

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Has anyone ever had any luck icefishing for sunnies or crappies on this lake? I know where to find them in the summer but has anyone ever found them in the winter? I'm not looking for specifics but just want to know if it is worth my time to try this lake again in the wintertime. It's a lot of work since you have to walk out, drill your holes by hand and you can't use any electronics.

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don't tell me you can't use electronics on this lake. Is it a law or something. Hmm I just don't get it. Could You please elaborate.

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Look under the SPECIAL REGULATIONS: INDIVIDUAL WATERS: LAKES AND IT READS...........

ANNIE BATTLE LAKE (Otter Tail County) Use of gas and electric motors, aqua-views, augers, and other electronic fish-finding devices are prohibited. sunfish: Possession limit five. northern pike and largemouth bass: Catch-and-release only. black crappie: Minimum size limit 11". Possession limit five.

ANNIE BATTLE LAKE INLET to Molly Stark Lake and OUTLET to Blanche Lake (Otter Tail County) sunfish: Possession limit five. northern pike and largemouth bass: Catch-and-release only. black crappie: Minimum size limit 11". Possession limit five

that's all I know... personally haven't fished the lake before but good luck...

TB

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Thanks that was quite the eleboration. I think tahts kinda cool.

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I was out there maybe 8 years ago. Ended up with two crappies and 2 tulibee. Tried for sunnies and coundn't find any.

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I fished that lake last fall, rented a couple of the 14' boats caught a few sunnies and a bunch of bass, it was really to windy to go to the other side of the lake where it appeared there was a little structure, but I have heard you can catch some nice ones if you want to row alot

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i have had great luck out there in my canoe for bass, northern, and sunnies, but icefishing was tough for me.

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