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joe_stack20

Eagle Lake???

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Well the time has come for me to finally have 1 full week of of work. Worked 8 years and this is my 2nd full week off. So i and another couple are paking up the kids and rods and going to the cabin on Eagle Lake that we rented. Any idea on what to expect for fishing?? Anyone been on this lake before. Targeting of course Walleyes...put panfish are on my mind for a shorelunch too. Any suggestions would be great..thank you!

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which eagle lake? the one in frazee?

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South of Battle Lake

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Nice clear lake. Not a whole lot of varied structure, but there is some. Due to its small size, you should be able to chase down some gills in short order.

For panfish - treat it like any other local lake. This time of year, try and find some cabbage and fish off the edges.

Walleyes - I have no clue this time of year. I would start working some of the breaks, and maybe pull some cranks after dark.

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One of only a few lakes in the world that has freshwater coral....

Little factoid of the day. smile.gif

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Yep! Very popular with scuba divers. The coral beds are protected with underwater fencing.

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I never knew that about Eagle....how deep are these coral beds?? i am no diver but since the water is so clear if they are shallow enough, can they be viewed from the boat?

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IIRC, they are in 30 feet or more.

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I fished Eagle lake for a week (vacation) and managed one walleye, very slow. The fish was decent size 18" but was a bit on the skinny side. It looked like it had been starving itself due to the weather? Decided to release it and hope it gains some weight. About the coral, does anyone know where it's located? I have a camera and would like to see it. I never knew it was fenced in.

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Mid lake somewhere. Not quite sure myself. Perhaps some local divers will chime in?

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In the middle at approx 42-44 ft. You cant see it from a boat and depending onthe amount of sunlight, its hard to see when your right on top of it.

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