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Shields In Forest Lake

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Anyone been out there? Heard it was fished out.

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Isn't this site for asking questions about lakes and the outdoors?? You question was harmless by me reading it and I think the guy went alittle off the deep end with his response back to you. I do like your response back I would of said the same thing.

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lol ok, I live lil ways away partner. Everybody and their brother have known about shields don't think this thread changes anything.

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Slow right now, should pickup with the melting snow and runoff. Nuff said.

Tunrevir~

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Thank you sir for the normal response.

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No problem. Hope that they bite well for you.

Tunrevir~

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Is this the little lake on the golf course?

I didn't know you could get out there without living on the course. My rents live real close to the lake and I have thought about fishing it but not sure how to get on.

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There is a public carry-on access on the east side of the lake. you can use power augers in the winter, but cannot use outboards in the summer.

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Elusive....

That is the one they're talking about. I just spoke to a coworker who lives right by there, and she says there's often quite a few cars parked there... I never had heard about that lake and I've lived in FL for 12 years... I'll be trying it out this weekend.

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I have fished there for over 7 years catch and release, it has been getting worse every year. Winter it really seems to be hit hard. I remember when I first fished it was a great lake, but being less then 40 acres in size it has not sustained the fishing pressure it has been dealt. You will get a nice fish here and there but it is all but a memory of what it once was. Hopefully people who fish this lake will realize the damage it sustains from over fishing. I will never understand why people keep the fish from this lake for one very important reason. I have worked at a golf course and seen the chemicals used to make the grass green. All of the runoff from this course goes into that water and I can't help but think of what those chemicals could do to a person. This year I ended up fishing green, chisago, and south center and did very well. The best part was I got a few meals for the family and met a lot of new people in the process. Being that it was a big lake you feel less anomosity that people are taking "your fish"

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Good point on the lake's 'fertility'... Don't want to be feeding the family a diet of crappie ala Scott's Fertilizer.

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i would not eat the fish from this lake!

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The phosphorus levels on Shield are through the roof.

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Sounds like it's a catch and releaser.... That's fine, as long as there's some quantities to be had, and/or some size to them.

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It used to be good for quality of panfish and quantity of pike. Then a couple of fellas from st.paul came and cleaned it out in one season. I know all the good spots but the last time i was there was 3 years ago and it wasnt very good. I also blame it on the locals for trying to clean out the pike purposely to increase the size of the panfish but it actually did the opposite. a lake needs predators.

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