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Long Lake

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I am looking for some information on Long lake. We purchased a home on the lake and have heard several different stories on how the lake and fishing has changed over the years and now I see that there is a Trout stream that flows into the lake. Does any one out there have any history on the lake?

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GAH! Which Long Lake are you talking about? If it is the Long Lake between Aitken and Glen,across from Dam Lake, I might be able to help. You might also want to scroll back in the forum. I answered a similar question last December or January about it. I will wait for your response to this.

Tight Lines;

Uncle Kes

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Thanks UncleKes, I am talking about the Long lake across from Dam Lake.

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GAH: Long Lake was an old Granite Quarry back in the late 19th century. Back then they used to quarry a lot of Granite in Aitkin County. They quarried down an hit water and flooded the Quarry and the result is now Long Lake. It has a hole that is over 100 feet. It contains a few walleyes and some pike but it is mostly a panfish lake. Lots of sunfish, crappies and a few perch.

Most people do not fish Long Lake because it is overshadowed by Dam lake. Dam has more structure and is a better Walleye lake than Long Lake. If you do fish Long move around a lot. You can get your limit of panfish but like I said you are going to have to travel a bit to do so.

There are Walleyes and Pike and a few largemouth around the docks and shallows but in my experience they are few and far between. I would cross the road and fish Dam if you want larger fish than sunfish, crappies or perch.

Take care;

Tight Lines.

Uncle Kes

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long is a nice lake, I fished it last summer, caught some bass. a little more time on the water would help.

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GAH...........

I tried fishing it once at dusk but the pontoon traffic was too much...........beautiful lake tho .......

Jigs

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