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McCarrons Lake Question

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Can you drive vehicles on McCarrons?? Also, do they have any restrictions on gas augers here? I have never been there and may check it out sometime. Thanks.

GE

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You can drive, augers are fine. Ive fished it a few times never with much success, its a tough lake.

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Let us know if you hit the jackpot goggleeye. \:\)

Used to live close to it but never had any luck either other than on panfish, there are a few decent sunnies to be had, or there were...

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Well, if I get out there, I will be fishing for walleyes. Don't know if I will be able to do it though as I only have tonight and tomorrow to do it and then I am out of town for the weekend. Walleye closes on Sunday, so I will have to find some free time to get out there tonight or tomorrow. I will report if I do. Thanks for answering my questions.

GE

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I would consider fishing McCarron for walleye's a big waste of time. Even if you do catch one I highly doubt it'll top 12 inches. There's a handful of lakes not more than 10 minutes away that would be better.

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 Originally Posted By: JBMasterAngler
I would consider fishing McCarron for walleye's a big waste of time. Even if you do catch one I highly doubt it'll top 12 inches. There's a handful of lakes not more than 10 minutes away that would be better.

Agreed.

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I fish it for giggles out of the boat with my son, and catch stunted sunnies, and a decent amount of small northerns. However, if you like carp, and are stealthy enough from a boat to fish them near shallows, there are some real monsters in there. Some of the biggest I have ever seen, even compared to the 'sippi. Most of the shore is private though, and the spots you can reach on foot arent that great for them.

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I have heard this about McCarrons. Someone did tell me though that there are some old ancient walleye stockings still roaming this lake though and that once in a while someone will pull up a pig. I just thought I would try it seeing how I can't buy a decent walleye on any of the other metro lakes. Even with my camera down, I have seen squat for walleyes on these metro lakes. Why I moved here is beyond me???? confused.gif\:\( What a mistake that was, oh well. I wish I lived close to Tonka, seems to be the only lake with decent numbers and sizes of eyes. I will report back if I make it out there.

GE

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I think you would fair better at gervais. It's only about 5 minutes away from mccarron. They stock it with fingerlings instead of fry, so the survival is better. Your chance at numbers and keepers are greater there.

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There are some nice Crappies their also.

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