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chart1444

What types of fish does this lake have?

How is the public access?

How many acres?

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Gissert

Access is on the southeast side of the lake. Good walleye lake, panfish too. LOTS of structure here, and it can take a while to figure this lake out.

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fishermatt

Wow, what a great looking lake, at least as far as the map goes! Never been there, but looks like it's got a good walleye population. With all those big shallow humps, looks like a plug troller's dream lake! Do the weeds grow to the water's surface on those midlake humps, or can a guy get a plug in between the surface and the weeds?

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Gissert

The mid lake hump/flat is can usually be trolled or cast upon with plugs. Silp bobbers worke here as well. The east one, however is a different story. Heavy weeds there, and quite shallow, but the drops around the edges are good.

The the lobes that lead to the outlet on the SW corner are good for bass, and bluegills. Early spring crappies are here at times, too. Lots of nice bullrush beds on the west/south sides.

There are a lot of tiny spots on this lake that are not shown on the map. There is so much structure on this lake that crowding is not an issue for me. If there are boats on where I want to go, I just pick a different spot.

During the hot, calm days of mid summer, the gar fish will roll and cruise the surface over the shallow mid lake flats. We used to chase them when we we were kids. One guy would run the motor and steer, while the other guy would stand in the front with a spear and try and gig one of those devils. We did not get very many, but we sure had good, clean fun! We probably burned 5 gallons of gas for every gar we got.

Next to Ottertail, this is my favorite lake in the area.

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fishermatt

Gissert,
Thanks for the details! Sounds like a lake a guy could spend a lifetime getting to know really well. The gar "fishing" sounds like it was a great time!! It's a bit of a drive for a spoiled "ottertail river chain" fisherman like me, but sounds like it would be worth a try sometime.

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Gissert

fishermatt,

plan a day trip, and hit Johnson or South Long lakes if Stalker does not pan out. they have coughed up some early season eyes in the past couple years.

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fishermatt

Hey Gissert,
How 'bout a trade. I'll take you to Big Pine (my 2nd favorite lake after OT) for a day if you'll take me to Stalker for a day. Just a thought. Not that I'm looking to steal your spots or anything... But I would be willing to trade a trip for a trip. Let me know what you think.

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Gissert

fishermatt -

Sounds like a deal when the water gets soft. I am not to worried about my spots on Stalker, LOL. I am a bit more cagey about a couple early ice spots on Ottertail.

Pine for me is like Stalker to you, as it is a bit out of my normal stomping grounds.

I can get you into some nice 'gills on my lake in mid June, too.

We will see how things pan out. W/ a four month old future fishergirl, my spare time can be a bit short.

Leaving for Nestor Falls a week from next Wednesday. four days of lakers, pike, crappies, perch, and walleyes, I cant wait! That trip will have to last me until about Memorial Day.

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fishermatt

Gissert,
Just

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