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Any one fish this lake? I hear that there is an ice fishing contest out of McBee's on the 26th of january. I havent gotten a chance to fish it yet mabey ill get a chance next weekend. Hows the fish population and what species does everyone like to target on this lake?

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Mostly panfish on this lake with a couple of walleyes. Water is very dirty since the river runs through it.

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call it chcolate lake mabey coffee lake. Thats the color of the water. I was out there two weeks ago. did rather well I must say. Crappies ranged 8 to 12 inches. thats like 2 - 12 inch crappies out of mabey 30 caught. and the other 28.... all released were in the 9 inch range. The gills were small with the exception of one that pushed the ruler beyond 7 inches.

But it was a good day of catchin and releasing.

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I think it is a great crappie lake...

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    • Fishalittle
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