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jeepguy

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Has anyone here been fishing this lake. I went out last sunday 12/31 and had a consistent walleye bite for about a half hour. Extremely frustrating because they were not allowing themselves to be hooked, so the would basically suck on the bait until they got to the hole and then they would wiggle themselves off the hook. Could of had about 6 nice walters if we could just of landed the damn things. I have been out the last two nights and have not caught a thing, just a nibble here and there.

Anyone having luck on this lake? Would anyone want to share any information that may help me out?

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I asked about this lake earlier and no one seemed to be fishing it. It used to be a walleye rearing pond for the dnr. I was told that it is pretty shallow throughout. How deep were you fishing? The farmer up the road mentioned that the panfish that he caught in the Summer tasted muddy.

I've been interested in trying it out, since it is so close.

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The areas I found are like 5 - 7 feet. Seems to be rather weedy. I have heard there are 19 - 20 inch walleyes in the lake if you can find them.

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What time were you fishing? What did you have for bait?

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I have been out there from 6:30 - 9:30 everytime. the one night the bite was on from about 7:45 - 8:30. I have hear the the sundown bite is good as well, then they take a break for an hour or two. Proved to be true one time, but the last 2 nights this has not been the case, we have got nada. But it is worth a try.

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I have not fished there this year, but have in the past. I have never seen anything bigger that a 13" eye come out of there. There is one small hole that gets about 12 feet deep but unless you keep it marked on gps its hard to find, but that is where I have seen the most fish caught.

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