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CLEAR LAKE up by GLEN

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Any reports on little Clear Lake? I've fished it in summer, but never winter. Thinking about a possible trip, but don't want the drive if it's not the place to be.

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there is some decent pannies bitin but dont go until 4:30 in the evening. action is slow but you can sort out a limit of crappies. minnows seem to work best. sunnies are bitin too but slower and late in the evening.

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My parents have a cottage on Clear and I have fished it for years.

It is a dishpan lake in that there is very little structure. Try off the south side of the island or on the SOuth side of the point on the West side. It is mostly a panfish lake however it has lots and lots of little hammer handle pike. I did manage to hook a large one off the West side of the island at night during the open water season a couple of years ago. I let it go.

Clear does have a few walleyes but they are few and far between. Still and all if you move around you ought to hook into a few decent perch and crappies. The best place to fish in the day time is about halfway along the South Shore in about 18 fow. Clear has a max depth of about 26 feet and like I said has very little structure except around the island on the South side.

The North side of the island is about 5 feet so I would not recommend it.

You might also try off the rock bar on the North East side of the island where the island swings around and points toward the main shore near the farm. I have hit a few small walleyes icefishing there from time to time. Best bet though is to keep moving.

Buy your bait at the bait shop in Malmo NOT AT THE GLEN STORE! The store owner is more interested in selling gas and booze than he is in keeping a decent supply of bit.

Good Luck! Tight Lines!

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