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Crooked Lake

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Anybody fished Crooked Lake? I've fished the lake several times last year and didn't do very good.

Who here has tryed Crooked Lake? If so how did you do?

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-Kevin

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If you are talking about Crooked in Andover/Coon Rapids then yes, quite a bit.

As far as the fish go that are generally targeted here through the ice, It has a lot of bluegill, but you will most often be hard pressed to find much over 7", probably since that is the size too many people start sticking them in their bucket at. Crappies are in about the same boat as the sunnies, there are a number of crappies in the lake, however they are often times even smaller than the sunfsih, but I have had good days with crappies catching some up to 10". There are stocked walleyes in there, and I have done well on occasion on open water certain times of the year, depending on the year (probably cause of stocking cycles). I have never got much of any eyes through the ice but haven't targeted them. Some people I have talked to on the ice claim to be consistently, inconsistent with the walleye action, which is about as good as you can generally expect on a small metro "bass" kind of lake like this.

By the way the lake exploded this summer with eurasion milfoil, like I didn't know was even possible. The lake use to have really quite nice broadleaf cabbage throughout the lake mixed in with other stuff like coontail, after the curly leaf pondweed would die off in the middle/end of June. However, I was out there once when they opened the launch back up before I left for school, and it appeared that everything out to about 13' was absolutely loaded with eurasion milfoil. Not that I am saying it will hurt the fish populations, but standard seasonal patterns may change?

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I'll probabely go try it tomorow.

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-Kevin

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