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I know this area has great walleye fishing. I also love to fish for smallmouth bass. I'm wondering if there are any 'sleepers' in this area.

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Paul Rohweller

I've ran across alot of nice smallies on north lida. Pickerel lake has put out my biggest smallie currently, right about 5 lbs. That fish came out of 47 ft of water at 2 in the morning.Thought I had a pretty decent waldo! lolol We also pick up alot of them trolling gold/black jointed rapalas along the south shore at night. West battle lake holds the current state record at 8 lbs. Hope this helps a bit. Have a super season!!! Paul

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minneman

Paul, Is the pickeral lk. you mentioned the one by Maine? I used to fish it for eyes, didnt know it had smallies?.

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Paul Rohweller

Minneman, Yup the one between amor and maine. I didnt think it had smallies either till I started catching them. I know the dnr has been working on the largemouth situation in that lake as well. Not sure if the largemouths have pushed the smallies out of their nieche tho. I think their numbers might be pretty limited. Paul

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Gissert

The Ottertail river from just north of Fergus is starting to have catchable smallies now. The DNR has put in log bunks and is trying to manage it as a smallmouth fishery. It is strictly catch and release fishing on this river for quite a few years yet. I caught several last fall below Orwell dam west of town, but I think they can be found anywhere downstream from Diversion dam northeast of Fergus.

South Ten Mile Lake south of I-94 by Dalton has smallies it it as well.

I have not heard of any smallies coming out of West battle for a long time now.

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