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whateverisbiting

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I'll be taking a couple of rookies out chasing northerns for a 1/2 day this Saturday near Annandale. I don't know the area and Clearwater looks too complicated for the trip I have in mind. I am looking for action, size not so important since we will not be keeping anything. John and Pleasant look worth a try, but the test nettings are more than 6 years old...any advice is highly appreciated. Thanks.

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perry p

I would put my money on Pleasant. John is a fine lake also, but Pleasant can surprise you as it did me. Weekends in Annandale can be very busy though. Get an early start!

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Brad B

Don't over look maple lake. It has a lot of smaller northern. The lake association is asking people to keep their limit of the smaller northern to thin out the population and bring back the larger fish.

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workin4bait

I would go to Pleasant also. If the weather is a warm as forecasted it will get crowded out there.

Good luck.

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whateverisbiting

Thanks. I'll be on the water early!

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perry p

This is last minute, but the best pike lake in the Annandale area (imo) is Pearl lake, just north of Kimball. This lake has size and numbers, because of a protected slot of 24-36". It is also a fantastic bass lake.

Pleasant lake is a great lake, but it has been very busy on weekends. I may be wrong, but I don't think Pearl lake gets quite as busy and it is your best chance to catch and release very large pike.

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whateverisbiting

Thanks Perry, I was not looking that for north. Looks like a nice option for a C&R trip.

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