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I had posted a question awhile back and didn't recieve a response. I was just wondering if anyone had any luck catching trout out of this lake.

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I tried it once and only caught small crappies and perch. I believe that they stopped stocking browns and started stocking splake, but I have never really heard any reports from the lake.

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I heard that the DNR did some netting out there this summer. They caught only perch, and the water was 81 degrees.

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I assume you're talking about the small lake in Itasca County off Highway 1 not far from Togo? If that's the one, the DNR info on the lake makes no mention of trout. It's classed as an infertile bass/panfish lake with modest populations of walleyes, and the DNR has stocked walleyes in that lake. Neither stocking nor netting data show any trout.

Check out the DNR's "Lake Finder" feature on the DNR Web site. Lots of great info there.

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I'm going to guess he is talking about the small lake just north east of Duluth that was a trout lake.

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Me too. Just south of Island Lake, East of Fish Lake, right on CR 294. I have read in DNR reports that they have stocked this lake for trout in the past, but when they have gone in to net it for fish data, they have never netted any of those trout. Sounds like it's just too small and shallow and the fish die.

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Thanks for clearing that up, guys.

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Sorry about that, yes I was talking about the one near Island lake

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I got a nine inch brown out of there last year plus largemouth, bluegill, and ugly perch.

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I tried that lake twice in the past 30 years.

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Frank twice in 30 years???? Why twice no fish or it is not the trout pond? well hope you get out twice in the next 30 years? smirk.gif I know you can find fish but some time it takes work. Well hope you find some in the next's 30 year's? hope you have good luck shocked.gif. I will see you on the water good fishing and hope JR's doing well say hi for me take care smile.gif.

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Can't see myself in Mirror again. tongue.gif

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Well I will not see you there well hope you are where the fish are bitten?

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