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catchin'whopper

Lake Geneva

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Hey was wondering if Geneva is doing pretty good right now and where to get on the lake. I have yet to pull up a map or get one of it and will be trying sometime during the day. My brother and i are coming up from the cities to pick up and ice house and are deciding to try it out for a late night bite.

Seems with Genevas size, ice should be safe, and the size, should be "somewaht" easier to find some fish(Who knows on that last point though). Anyway, is there a park or just a public access that is the way to walk on the lake and if so, is fishing decent around those areas then? We will need a bait shop too, come to think about it, where would be the closest one?

ANy help is appreciated. We are going to have a Frabil XLTtwin and will probably be looking like idiots out there, ha just kidding, but might have a beer for whoever. Thanks.

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Catchin Whopper...stop in here and we'll help get you set up... There is a public access on the North end of Geneva that is just down the road from our shop. Easy to get on and out to some decent spots in the north bay...should be some crappie action within easy reach...the 'eyes might take a bit more of a march. The other access is on the south east side (right next to my house!) Here you can easily walk out to the breakline and get on some early 'eyes. There are three permanent shaks there now, and one fella has been out there before sunrise every morning this week! (Figure his bite is on, or just wants out of the house! smile.gif )

Give a call when you get to town, and someone here can help you out with a map and directions....bait, etc. (we've got the nuclear waxies featured in In-Fisherman!)

good luck and good fishing!

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Northeast Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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ghotierman,
Thanks for the response. S**T, my brother just emailed me and said the guy that was planning on selling his shack to us for the last 2 weeks was going to keep it now. Dang, we are pretty unhappy with it since we were really looking forward to getting up there tomorrow. We are going to stick around the cities tomorrow instead, but i ahve fished the chain in the summer and love the area. I intend to get up there in the coming weeks to try the fishing out, will definitely stop by, thanks for the response, we are just pissed we can't make it up there now! Oh well, that is how it sometimes goes. Thanks for the input.

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I use to fish this lake as a kid in the 60's
& 70's. Grandparents had a resort on this
lake. We use to catch a lot of nice
crappies. Biggest was 1 pound nine ounces.
We use to go in front of the tabernacle.
Walleyes in front of the current resort.
This lake was awesome back then, basically
unknown. I never saw more than a few boats
on the lake, and that was on weekends. There
was no public access, had to come through a
very tight channel from lake victoria or
la homme deu (sp?) There's a deep hole in
the middle, I think it's over 80 feet. We
caught fish around the entire shoreline.
Sorry for the long post, spent a lot of time
up there in my youth.

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catch22....it's still an awesome lake...and not overly pressured. Some nice pike, and great bass fishing...first ice walleyes can be magic...and the panfishing off the dock is great!

It's built up around the shore more than you may remember, but it is still a gem in the chain.

welcome to fishingminnesota!

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Northeast Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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