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Ole #1

Island lake, Shoreview

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I heard that the walleye's are biting on this lake, can anyone confirm this rumor?

I was told this when I was getting bait last night.

Ole

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I had a couple of nice eyes when the water was still open.( 14-23 inch.)But I have not ice fished the lake.

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I live in Maplewood and have always been curious as to the bite on this body of water. It is very small and should be easy to target structure and fish on the hard water. If you do get out give a report. It might be a nice place to go close to home when I can only put a few hours in the morning or evening. I have stopped by during the summer and seen walleye's, catfish, bass, and panfish caught of the fishing pier.

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