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zepman

Lake Emily Question

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Took the kids out to this lake just outside St. Peter on Sat. and did some bass fishing and just plain horsing around. I noticed one of the bays over by the golf course had a string of markers going across the water. Was wondering if this bay is off limits to boaters and fisherman. I noticed on the map of this lake that this bay gets relatively deep and thought it might hold some decent fish-or at least a shot at some. We didn't cross these markers so any info on this would be great. Also, this was our first time out on this lake was wondering if anybody has any comments on what type of fishing to expect out there. Thank you.

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The markers are there because of huge rocks between the points. The bay is not private. The lake has an abundance of small crappies. I have never fished for bass there but I'm sure they are in there. I understand the carp population is huge. I would C&R any northerns there to promote a more balanced fishery. It's a great lake because of reduced traffic. A good place for a quiet outing with the kids. Good luck!

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Thanks for the info Barsky-especially about the rocks between the points.

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The bass population in the lake isn't bad. Crappie fishing Wednesday produced three to one bass to crappies. Yes, the bay you mentioned does hold some nice fish.

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Zep, I grew up in St. Peter and as a kid you could almost walk across that spot so be careful boating through there. Many years ago that bay held really nice sunfish, lots of bass and some nice northerns. (But that was MANY years ago). Good luck and practice catch and release.

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