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Fish Lake

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Looking to hit Fish Lake on Friday afternoon for some panfish action. Any reports to share on recent activity and ice conditions would be appreciated.

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Where is Fish lake?

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According to the DNR recreation compass it's SW of Parkers Prairie just south of 235. Heard some good things about it from friends who have fished it in the past.

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It got hit hard this ice season, and when the panfish were "going", they went home in buckets. Sad to see a quality fish fishery get fished that hard. Many will argue that it didn't get fished that hard, but i think it did. I was there twice, and found nice bluegill, small crappies. it's one of those lakes where the fish can be anywhere. Just pick a place to start and go from there. Good luck, Brent

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That sucks to hear mad.gif. There are lakes around Delano that have suffered the same fate. Thanks for the update, I may still give it a shot and then lake hop if not terribly successful (from a sportsman's point of successful).

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I think Brent is right. Early in the season I fished it quite a bit and the sunnies were very nice. There were a ton of houses on there and a whole bunch of fish went home.

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Better than 10 years back when it winter killed so often. Now with the areator the panfish just exploded with all the fertility in Fish. Lots of mossy gunk floating around in summer. I've been out there a couple times this year and there wasn't that many more people than other years, maybe I missed the big push? I still caught nice fish the last time I was out on Fish but the sunnies and crappies are really poppin on most lakes so just get out and enjoy it.

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Any other lakes in the area that you would recommend after Fish Lake then?

Appreciate the info grin.gif

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I'm from Parkers and yes there were many many sunnies and crappies taken out of Fish this winter. It's one of those deals that when the fish are biting they get hit hard and are over fished. There was one person that was running around trying to give fish away he was catching so many, what a shame, it'll be a bunch of years before it puts out like that again.

I contacted the DNR about getting the limits changed or at least a slot on Fish and Adley, they said as long as our Sportsmen Club were putting aerators in the lake they wouldn't do anything.

Adley was putting out nice bluegill last winter, but they got hit hard and now it's just average size fish you'll catch.

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Hey PP Angler, Is that you Kev R?

Nori here, saw your post, so I thought I would see if this is you?

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