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Anybody here of any lakes in this area of freezing out?? Real bad back home, Grant County. Several lakes were opened up to open fishin...I have heard they were even goin to open Pomme De Terre.. Sad news, first reports were of fish swimming by the hole sideways...

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That would suck if Pomme de Terre froze out. I go there every spring and catch a bunch of nice bass. I also usually pick up alot of northerns and a few walleyes. I used to ice fish it alot for walleyes, but started going half the distance to catch perch in ND.

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It would be a huge shame for pomme. Anybody know of the pros cons of the dnr putting in aeraters??

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Pomme De Terre, with the river running into it? I'm not sure an areator would do alot more than the river. I was out there this fall for divers, you couldn't see your feet when you were knee deep in that lake.

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Yeah with that river running in strong you wouldnt think it could freeze out. Maybe a few parts?

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There may be a river running through it, but is there a very shallow, weedy body of water upstream at all? I'm not familiar with the area, but we have a lake down here that has the ottertail river running through it. The lake to the north of it, also part of the river, is shallow and weedy which brings "dead" water into this lake and it kills out. When weeds decompose oxygen is used up so it speeds it up even more. Just a thought on what might be happening.

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 Originally Posted By: fishin58
Anybody here of any lakes in this area of freezing out?? Real bad back home, Grant County. Several lakes were opened up to open fishin...I have heard they were even goin to open Pomme De Terre.. Sad news, first reports were of fish swimming by the hole sideways...

Heres liberal fishing (expected freeze out)site

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/liberalized/index.html

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Pomme has a huge weedy flat where the river comes in. I know Gilbert in Douglas County was opened up and it's not on the list. Just remember, you need to have tags on your gill nets!

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That link is incomplete. Wouldn't do much good at this point to open others with the close of liberalized fishing three days away. Pomme has a great chance of winterkill along with most of thepuddles on the pomme de terre river and the chippewa chain. Not much flow in the rivers, and coming out of dead lakes the water does not pick up much oxygen, and cycles right down the chain.

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Lake Pomme De Terre is alive and well! We just closed the Walleye season with a bang. The fish were in shallow water and VERY healthy!

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