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Elk Lake

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Anyone know anything about Elk lake near Clear Lake?

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it is shollow 5 to 8ft across most of the lakes its got nice crappies,walleyes and pike if u know were to fish did good early this year but hven't been out your heard anything good latly

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Correct, the lake is shallow. Not much for stucture. The Elk river goes through the lake, so the ice can vary in thickness. Be carefull where you go with vehicles, that is, if they are driving out. Avoid the inlet and outlet areas as the current is stronger there. Haven't been on the lake for about a month. Was out there at the end of Nov. and early Dec. and marked fish but they're finicky biters. Got one 30" northern first time out. Nothing since.

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