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Kettle lake in Oakdale?

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I think that's what it's called. Hwy 36 goes over it, off 35E. What's in that lake? How do you get to the ramps? Any special rules?

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It's Keller Lake. You access it on a little ramp of of Arcade just north of 36. You can also get on Gervias with this ram.

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How do you get on Arcade?

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Hwy 61 is the same as arcade - Its been a while but I think so on 61 then right at first chance then right again and go back under 36 - look around a little - u can see the boat access from 36 on the no side. Excellent bass lake and a few skis also!!

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I'm going to try and hit it before it get colds crazy.gif

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You can take County Rd C west from Hwy 61 to Keller Pkwy and turn left. Or you can take Roselawn Ave west from Hwy 61 to Arcade St and turn right.(first right)

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Your best bet for bass/muskie/walleye is going to be around the point on the east side of the lake. Basically, right when you get out of the channel, directly to your right on the mian lake.

I have had a couple 2 ski days (nothing bigger than 36", but fun) and a day where my and bro got two twin 21" eyes. The point goes out quite far under water into the lake, and is really sort of the only main structure in the whole darn lake. There are little points and humps, etc. but nothign else on that scale.

That is the lake I learned to fish rubber worms, and on our one trip this year, we caught a ton of bass on plastic. Still the best bait for bass on that lake.

Also got a 38" pike several years ago (released) so there is potential for some biggies smile.gif

Have fun! Quite busy lake, but not early in the morning.

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Try the carp fishing if the bass are not hitting. I did it a couple of weekends ago and it was a lot of fun on a very hot day when I did not feel like working for bass.

Box - Do you and your brother hunt geese during the early season? If you two have any open space in a field, can I come along? Still working on Pam for the new boat but it is not looking too good. I may need to start looking at used boats.

Mike

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Hey Mike,

Our one close field is not allowing anyone to hunt this year, bummer. They are afriad of liability since the value is now up so high, and the surrounding retail areas are closing in. So that stinks. Oh well. I don't have any other near by permission. Have to work on that for next year.

I doubt I will go early season this year. We could go up west at buddies near Fergus, but I will prolly be at lake fishing smallies smile.gif If you are interested in that, Erik might be coming up for a day over labor day, and prolly has room.

Otherwise going to NoDak next weekend to do a little work and buddies place, and hang out with our friends who farm up there. If interested in NoDak hunting in real season, that might work. About $100 for license, but no lodging cost anymore, and about 18,000 acres from just our friends, much less the rest of un-posted areas.

Talk to you later. I just painted a new duck boat I got, and will keep that around here this fall. 14'

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