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glenn57

florida lake- sloughs

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i know its been discussed here before but i have short memory. is it possile to get on the sloughs easy and would it be worth my while to set up a spearhouse on the sloughs? if thats not an option how about a spearhouse off the acess on the lake and the probability of any success for nords. it was said earier on this forum of someone doing well in the summer, just thouhgt id try spearing one or the other soon.

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Dont know much about the sloughs but I was told if I wanted notherns thats the place to go!A friend wanted picklers and I believe in two hours they caught all they wanted and then caught & released 20 some with 6 lbs being the largest they came home with 6 clones 2-2&1/2 lbs.All went in a jar.

This was open water end of June.

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thanks sparcebag, took a drive today and found florida lake and i think what they call the florida sloughs. is it on i believe 105th street near a shooting/rifle range? it didnt look like anyone was out there lately. i did see a couple spots where you couldget on but is that private land? looked at lake map book from willmar area looks like ringo lake would be a good one for spearing a few slimers also. any opinions.

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I heard recently the NE corner of Big Kandi was good for spear chuckers,also a hook & line 20 lber just came out of there the NE corner.Might be worth trying.

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what is the water clarity in the sloughs? May want to stabe a few pike, or using my ultra lite w/3lb test for the pike.

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glenn57

You might try Lake Florida itself. There is a high number of nothern pike in the lake itself. The area around the outlet would be a good try. Ringo lake has very poor water clarity. Probably wouldn't be able to see very clearly out there. Good luck in your fishing ventures.

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thanks lonefisherman, i think i will do that. in the back of my mind thats what i was thinking after seeing the lack of activity on ths sloughs. not knowing florida at all were would a fellow go to spearchuck a few slimers on florida? i figure in a week or 2 should be able to drive out any where near the acess ok?

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glen57

The south shore of Florida is a good bet. The water clarity on Florida is usually pretty clear. The area around the outlet has a flat that does go out and drops into 15 to 20 foot. If you get near that edge and stay in your comfortable spearing range I think you might see quite a few fish. Hope that may help you with trying some areas out there. Good luck

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thanks lonefisherman, again having only been by the lake for the first time i take it the south shore is opposite the acsess. i think the accsess is on 120 street. just out of curiosity, checked your bio, you dont happen to have a brown fishhouse setting under a pine tree at the old wagon campground do you?

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glen57

Hey the fishing has been great under that lone pine tree. Haven't had the time to pull her out this year so far. There was no reason to because of the nice weather we where having thus far. Don't think she will see the lake this year. Fishing has slowed to a stand still out there lately. Hoping to get away from this area for a day or so soon. Maybe after this cold front and it warms up can get up further north and try some other lakes. Am going to try Eagle for some perch tomarrow if the wind doesn't blow. Hope you get the chance to get out on Florida for some notherns soon. Good luck.

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lonefisherman, did you make it out perch fishing? we are going out to the campground the weekend of the 26th. going to try florida then. by the way that little saying under your posts leads me to believe you done went off and got married!!!! maybe fishin will pick up by then.

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Did not make it out perch fishing on Wednesday, blew like the dickens that day. Will make it out when it warms up though. No, have not run off and got married yet. Have not set a date yet.

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lonefisherman, the way i see it the outlet is opposite the acess, after this cold spell would it be safe to drive over to that part of the lake? maybe i should give you a call. we will be out to the campground this upcoming weekend so i want to go over there.

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