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Iron Man

Mazeppa Lunker Bass???

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Iron Man

A check-out clerk at Walmart in Rochester was telling me about a spring-fed pond near Mazeppa that holds some giant bass. She said you have to take a small "farmer's road" to get back to it. Does anyone know anything about this???

Doug Martin

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ikeslayer

dug this one out of the archives but i thought iw ould bring it up for review. Does anyone know of such a thing. i went to school at Z-M and never heard of it??? Just wondering if this is legit

ike

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Scrod

Ike I have nothing I will ask the father in law tomorrow if I remember, but I think if it were around we would know... How was your get away?

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WxGuy

I don't know about bass, but I know for a fact there are a few small, private ponds in different parts of Southeast Minnesota that hold very large rainbow trout...and whatever else the landowner may have stocked. If you feed them, they will grow...and not fighting current helps a lot too. smile.gif

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penguin

Has to be a tiny tiny little farm pond as I searched maps.live.com in 2D and 3D mode for anything around Mazeppa and there is nothing. That and a buddy who lives there has never heard of such a place.

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Hooked_on_Salmo_Lures

Ike, I grew up in mazeppa, spent the better part of my life there, and naturally did tons of fishing. Never saw any real "farm ponds" that were sutable to hold fish due to cattle tromping through them,...alot of these where like natures own form of retention pond caused by rivers and streams flooding, and temporarily filling up the little ponds. most of these "farm ponds" were just deep holes in a crick or stream, with shallows feeding in and out of the hole. I do remember a couple that had springs feeding into these cricks and streams,..there are a couple that seems to fit the description that come to mind,...and a couple others that would explain it,...there was one of those ponds that would only fill, right across from my house,...it took a BIG flood to fill this one,...the fish either got in there from when the river was flooded,...or, more likely, seeing how the da.mn that used to be there blocked acses to the up stream side for fish,...people where catcing these fish and puting them into this pond,..and like the post above me said,...no current,..bigger fish,...another,...more leagal one that comes to ming,..was a deep hole on a crick,..we caught monster trout out of,...but the land owner has since closed access to this hole due to agresive cattle,..you could still wade upstream to this whole,...but pack your self a big lunch!!! As for the main point of the story,.."lunker bass" i've heard of some nice bass coming out of the mazeppa area,..but nothing to pack up the gear and go on the modern day bass gold rush,...and alot of these waters are boarderd both sides by private land,...so accsess could be an issue,...not an exact answer,..but just remember, any thing can happen when your fishing a deep, murky hole grin.gif

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Tyler Holm

One things for sure, if they were lunkers in 2001, they'd really be hogs now.

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