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Crooked Lake in Andover?

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Has anybody had any luck lately? I'm heading out there tonight for the first time. I know it's a pretty slow time of year, but I figured I'd try for something. How are the northerns there?

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I was out last thursday and did very well. From about 3-6pm I hit every dock on that lake and caught a lot of fish and some pigs too. I was skippen a french fry in the cotton candy color. A lot of weeds around the docks but you can still get the bait in the strike zone. Got a couple on a tube as well!! Hope that helps, good luck!

LovenLifeGuy

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If you didnt know I was talking about largemouth!

LovenLifeGuy

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how big were the pigs? any 15 pounders?

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15 lb largemouth?

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Haha! I think a 15 lb largemouth would be a world record for the northern strain that lives here. Definitely would shatter the state record. But you couldn't claim the prize anyway... it's catch and release only on the bass. But it sure is fun! Especially when you hook into the 5 and 6 pounders (so far, I've caught two 5 pounders and one 6 pounder out of there). There's a lot of 15+ inch bass in there.

I haven't really seen any northerns come out of there. The few that I have seen have been huge.

If you're looking for keeper walleye, I'd head to a different lake. They're 10-12 inches average in this lake.

Panfish are a little on the dinky side but they seem to have actually grown a little since last year.

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The pike population in Crooked is nothing spectacular, but the ones you do catch are nice. I've pulled a couple 7-8 pound fish out of there while pitching for bass. The bass population is getting better, mostly due to the fact that it's all catch and release for bass. There are 5-6 pound fish in there, not a lot, but there are some in there. I see them caught every winter during early and late ice by panfishermen. A fun little lake to go to if you're looking for a place to take the kids to catch panfish and possibly a bass or two...

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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The panfish bite from the fishing dock has been slow lately. Today was no different. Might have had something to do with this mornings storm?

Either way, the fish are there. And they are fun to catch!

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