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hydes or eagle by norwood area

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anything going on out there any action

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I think they are pretty much fished out. To many people posting these little lakes that can't take the pressure. I thought they were not going to let little lakes get named on here but they have and it ruins a lot of them! People just need to keep quiet when they are on these lakes.

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Lakes got fished out before the invention of the internet, and before anyone ever heard of fishingminnesota. I'll give you this: it doesn't help things when the names get posted on here. But I have a hard time believing it hurts much either. Of the hundreds of houses on any one of these 'hot' lakes in their heyday, I would guess that it's a small percentage that heard about the hot bite on FM. Of those who did hear about it on FM, I would guess a higher percentage would have C&R tendencies than the fishing population as a whole.

Not only that, but can you honestly say you wish there was MORE censorship on this site? It's bad enough as it is! Do you want the moderators going through and ripping out all lake names? Or just the ones that you like fishing on? How would they decide which lake names to allow and which ones to censor?

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I don't have any info on the lake in question but I have to agree the little lakes around the metro that get named on forums like this one do suffer. I know not every person out there is keeping fish or even catching fish. I do however notice a increase in traffic and the bite changes in response. I do find myself checking certain forums and cringing when I see my little "honey holes" being discussed in great detail. I really think it is up to us to realize when you go on a little lake that has been "swiss cheesed" it might not be a bad idea to only C and R. We can destroy a small lake much quicker then we can refresh the lake back to its normal levels.

Not trying to pick on anyone and I hope it doesn't seem that way. Just something to think about. Thanks

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Don't know much about Hydes but I've been on Eagle 6 times this ice season. I remember a few years back when there was next to zero traffic on this lake. Then BAM....! Now I really do think the lake has taken a hard hit and the fishing is showing it. I used to do well there, now it's really not worth your time. If you don't beleive me go ahead and try it.

Of my six trips, the largest crappie was about 9 inches and the best sunnie was a solid six. SAD. The last few years you could have found me out there a couple times a week and usually catching crappies in the 10 - 14 inch range and sunnies in the 7 - 9 inch range... those times are gone. The lake will take a couple more years now to rebound Im sure. I have since found another lake near Annandale to place my perm.

There is no doubt in my mind that mentioning small lakes (less than 500 acres) is a very very bad idea on these forums. There is only so much presure they can take, and they will get that presure if the bite is good from word of mouth anyway. Putting info out there for all to see on these forums is the perverbiale nail in the coffin and will without a doubt be just enough to insure a fished out occurance. Eagle and Hydes unfortunately ARE in that category. All you have to do to check this out is look back at posts from just over a year ago and you'll see what I mean. Making lemonade out of lemons though forced me to find a new hot spot and so far my new spot hasn't become FAMOUS... for the time being. These forums are very benificial and I think this site is fantastic, but for all the positives that it brings there are a few drawbacks. Added pressure during a hot bite on a small lake just happens to be the one major bummer.

Loose lips sink ships.......

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well its been mentioned on here before and i know 2 years ago there was still crappies in both geez sorry i asked

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