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case1803

Hey new to the area and was wondering about lake Frontenac? I believe I heard there was going to be a tourney out there this Sat. the 9th. I looked on the DNR site but the last update for that lake was in 1981. Any info would help. Thanks

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sodajerk

The locals call it Frontenac Pond, but its official name on the state park maps is Pleasant Valley Lakelet. If you call it by the latter name, no one will know what you're talking about though, so just go with Frontenac Pond.

Average depth is 5-6 feet and there is apparently a max depth of 10 feet, but I'm not sure where that is. Fifty or seventy years ago when my mom was a girl, the pond was just a creek running through the valley, so I'd imagine the deepest water is where that old creek channel is.

There are sunnies, bluegills, crappies, perch, largemouths, northerns and a variety of rough fish in there. There may be smallmouths too, but I've never caught one.

Fishing there this year a few times, I've had days when I caught 14 fish and days when I got skunked. The biggest fish I caught there this year was a 24" northern, the smallest a 3" bluegill.

Northerns may hit a sucker or shiner on a tip up, or a larger crappie minnow on a teardrop or just a bare hook. I also had a solid hit by a northern (tooth damage to leader) while jigging a Chubby Darter one day, but missed the hook set. The sunnies and bluegills seem to like waxies or spikes on small jigs of any type, but I've had the best luck with brighter colors like white or chartreuse, and it may help if they glow. I've caught crappies and perch on both spikes and minnows but the bigger ones (9" perch, 10-11" crappies), as well as the largemouths, will most likely take the minnow.

The water is murky and it's hard to see your lure when it's on the bottom in five feet of water. Your flasher, if you have one, doesn't cover much bottom surface area at that shallow depth, but is still plenty useful. There are some weeds here and there, but they seem to mostly be dying off now due to lack of light through the ice from the snow on top.

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MnSportsman

I'll be out there on Sat. at the contest with my oldest son & friends of ours. Hope you find time to get out there. The contest is a blast & you should try & get out there.

Check out this for more info.

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/1264984/fpart/1

Go FISh! ;\)

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