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mrklean

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Has anyone fished here before, is it a lake worth trying and what are the ice conditions. Thanks

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im not sure i know what lake your talking about

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ITs just north of Kimball right off of 15, i looked on lake finder and looks like a lake to try out just wanted to see if anyone has been out there ice conditions etc.

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i have heard the lake freezes out because of how shallow it is, i guess it would be worth a try if it isnt been fished for that reason because i dont think it has been in a while?

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ITs 10-12 feet deep, wouldnt think it would freeze out that bad. But if anyone knows anything some info would be great

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I know some guys n I caught a few crappies last year out there but nothing with any size. Good luck

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Had some huge crappies in it in the early 90's (man I'm getting old). I think it froze out and I haven't been there since. Worth a try? Every good "hot bit" starts with one guy catching a fish.

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Thanks for all the help guys, ill probably head out there during the xmas break as long as there is some safe ice out.

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i know someone that fished it a few years ago and did extemely well fishing with tipups for nords. they werent hall hangers, good for eating-smoking-pickling. i did see a few of the fillets, id say 2to 3 1/2lbers.i have a brotherinlaw that lives close, he doesnt say anything about it but that dont mean nuttin.

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to clear this up, yes school section did freeze out about five years ago but not completely. It was opened to permiscuous fishing that year. In the past it has been a good lake for some real nice northerns, bass, and crappies. fished It a few times last year without great success, caught some crappies but there small. hope this helps guys

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It occasionally is a good crappie and bluegill lake. However, when the bite is on this lake gets raped and isn't worth a darn for many years. Good luck.

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Ill be trying it out sometime this winter, so far things havent been going great so any lake is worth a shot

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I was out today, pretty good ice 7-10 inches, fishing wasnt the greatest for myself. Marked a lot and got a few bites but all very small. Talked to a few other guys and they got there limit of pike, all nice eaters.

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