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pikechaser

Reccomendation on spearing lake

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Haven't speared for a few years.. My daughter has expressed an interest in going.  Can anyone suggest a good lake in the area to try?  Not asking anyone to give up their hot spots..Just looking for a place with decent water carity, and decent chance of seeing some fish.

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Spec lake green Ann lake by Zimmerman 

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It's hard to beat spec for clarity. East twin in nowthen is another one that's usually good for first timers. Green can be just that, but if it's clear there's a decent chance at a fish or two. 

 

Whats your base of operation? It would help to give you something close instead of just tossing out names.  

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what about little elk???????????

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Forgot that one

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Im in Elk River.  Went out on spec last Sunday. Didnt see anything...There were quite a few tree branches sticking out of the lake. But no one out spearing.

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Started my day out on Ann by Orrock,

10fow and I couldn't see my white/red decoy 3' down. Very cloudy water and only 1 pop up shanty on the entire lake.

Now  I'm on Ida west of Monti. 11fow and I can see bottom vary easily. 1 hammer handle so far and I've only been set up for 10min.

Yesterday I tried West Twin (not East) by Elk River, in 10fow I couldn't see bottom but I had my decoy down 6' and could see it ok. 1 hammer handle after 2hrs. Was hoping to see pan fish in the hole but it was too dirty.

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