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Mt. Lake Tournament

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Anybody have any info on it? I heard it is next weekend, but that's all I know about it.

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Yes it is next weekend, I will ask a co-worker tomorrow for more info.

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There is also one on st.james. Which is making it a hard choice of which one to go to.

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whats the deal with the tourney on st james? Is there a fee or just a for fun kinda deal?

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Anyone have times on either or both?

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Someone told me Mt Lake runs from 12-3 but he wasnt too sure. Im still undecided on whether or not ill be attending. Info on payout/prizes would also be appreciated.

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The St.James contest is 10 to 1. Last year the prizes were a grill for first place and fish finder for 2nd, i don't remeber 3rd or if you had to pay to get in the contest. I heard you can't use your house but i'm not sure.

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Any firm info for either event?

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The Mt. Lake contest usually runs from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

$10 entry fee

Payout for 1st- 3rd in Panfish, Walleye, Bass, and Northern.

Raffle- guns(usually a .22 and/or shotgun, Fishing equipment( rod and reel combos, portable fish house,etc.) and usually a lawn mower donated by Toro.

Lots of door prizes and food and beverage at the golf course club house.

Lots of fun, hope to see you all out there.

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I apologize fore not getting back sooner, but here is the scope on the Mt. Lake tourney. Registration is from 9am-1:00pm, and the tourney runs from 10am-4pm Saturday January 26th. Registration is at the Mt. Lake Golf Course Club house, the contest features a 60% payback in 4 fish categories; northern pike, walleye, bass, and pan fish. Raffle prizes will also be awarded.

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How did the mt. lake tournament go?? Not even one fish was caught at the st.james contest!!!

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In my house, I have never seen so many crappies and sunfish come through at one time. Anywhere from 50 to a 100 and thats no lie. If the crappies can grow at a decent rate, this lake will be unbelievable in a couple of years.

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Sounds like it has a very promising future if it gets managed properly. Were there any nice fish caught?

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Are you serious? Not one fish was caught on St. James yesterday during the tourney? What's up with that lake?

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Ya seriously!!! They pick the worst spot on the lake. If it would of been anywhere else on the lake. There would have been tons of fish caught.

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What part of the lake do they have the tourney on then? Is it fenced off? No shack fishing?

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Unfortunately I am up at BSU so I couldn't fish the hometown tourney or Mt. Lake. I was shocked to hear no fish caught in the St. James tourney. I had excellent luck out their all Christmas break and pulled in some really nice pannies, and a few crappies. Where were the boundaries of it? Im just a bit shocked!

I also agree with the Mt. Lake statements.... Its a fun lake and if people practice some good catch and release techniques, those crappies should get really nice. The panfish aren't huge yet but when I fished it I saw a few nicer ones that were at least 8" Hopefully the crappies which were about 7" - 8" can keep growing also!

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They had the tournament area just in front of where the 3rd dock goes. From 4ft deep to 11ft deep. We had our camera down it that area earlier in the year and it was a dead sea there.

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hunter76 where were u on the lake? i was out there and didn't see that many fish just a few small gills

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I was in the big white house, with the satellite dish on it. Had a black reg cab chevy by it, and a 4 door red colorado. We were close to the middle of the lake. Evertime a vehicle, snowmobile or 4 wheeler came by, they were gone. I honestly have never seen anything like it before. Next year, I am getting farther away from everybody. Those fish don't like the noise. I am thinking we were in 7 ft of water although I never did check it out. They would suck it in there mouth and spit it out, so if you didn't have a camera or were not looking down the hole you would never know it.

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