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Skeets

Fished there all day today. Caught quite a mixed bag. I went to the lake to target big bull gills. Ended up with 12 nice gills after some sorting. Also caught many small perch, 4 pike, and 2 LMbass.
Good day on the ice, but it was very windy. Had to anchor my Fish Trap Guide down or she would have been gone. 23 inches of ice, driving anywhere you want was not a problem.

Anyone else fish on this lake?
Any info appreaciated.

Thanks,
Skeets

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Gissert

Skeets -

How much open water was present in the area where the river dumps in?

I'll have to run over there one of theese weekeds and give it a shot.

If the fish don't bite, I can always go grab a rueben at Lenny's!

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Jarrod32

I've fished this lake in the summer quite a few times...dandy pike and bass in there. I haven't fished it in the winter, though...a lake like that with the current flowing kinda makes me nervous. Maybe I need to give it a try. I've fished the narrows going into the northern part of the lake for pike...I imagine a couple of tip-ups there could produce nicely in the winter. Where did you find the 'gills?

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Skeets

I didn't see any open water anywhere. I never went close to the river entrance at all, ice could be alot thinner there. We stayed out from the access to the west. There was 23" of ice every place I fished.
We moved around a few times before we found active fish. We were sitting in 12' of water on the west end. The smaller gills were very aggressive, but the bigger ones took some real jigging action to get them to hit.
It looked to me like there might be some night time crappie action out there as well in the deeper holes.
Might have to go bck real soon... smile.gif

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Good Fishin'
Skeets
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Skeets,

Looks as though you travelled quite a ways to get to West Lost. Just curious...was this an invite from a local, or did you "discover" the nice 'gill size via the DNR samplings?

It's a fun lake. Ices out an fires up early since it is so shallow and is part of the Ottertail River. Good ramp and within walking distance to Lenny's. My wife and I have a hideout only 10 minutes from there. It's a great area that's LOADED with small to medium sized lakes, and the OT river is a real bonus fishery.

FLB

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Skeets

Actually, I traveled 2 hours to get there!
I was fishng with a friend of mine who has fished the lake before.
We worked together as a team drilling and searching.
We talked with other anglers out there to see what was going on. There seemed to be alot of spear houses on the lake.

Skeets

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