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ibfishen1962

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Am looking at coming up for a 5 day trip in September. I have always fished Lida (Oak Lodge or Viking Hills Resorts), but would like some info on other area lakes and resorts in and around Pelican Rapids area. I prefer walleye and crappie, but just want to enjoy time on the water. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I've fished Lizzie quite a few times this summer. The walleyes, although in moderate numbers, have been averaging 18-almost 20 inches. Some nice smallmouth, including my personal best, 20 incher. Lots of norhterns, one in every dozen can run over five pounds.

Last year I had decent luck on Big Cormorant in September. Fish were a little deeper and had to use bottom bouncers and spinners. Better numbers of fish but had to pick through them for eaters.

Good luck.

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Thanks for the reply and are there any resorts nearby? When does smallmouth season close??

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Lizzie is the next lake north of Lida and Big C is only about 15 miles from there. I don't know if either lake have resorts that aren't seasonal. There is a campground on the southwest end of Pelican Lake that would be a little more centrally located.

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Hey Kelly!

I emailed ya back a couple days ago with some ideas but havent been able to get into me email account, torques me off.. Give me a shout at home here in the evenings at 218-962-3387 or if ya cant catch me there my cell# is 701-261-9525..We will be in nisswa over the holiday so my cell will be on...Paul

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I never did get my old email addy to straighten out. Heres my new one!

fishnrodds@yahoo.com

Thanks guys! paul

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