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Cedar Lake by New Prague

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Anybody know for sure what happened to this lake?

It was a favorite panfish lake of mine for years and now it is the dead sea. I drilled 15 holes in both of two different late ice spots of mine and put down the camera in every hole. NOT ONE FISH! It was spooky. I didn't even wet a line. Went to Prior instead and did well.

Any thoughts?

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A few years back this lake had a hot bite for a couple of years. I would guess it got overfished badly and that will take years to overcome. frown.gif

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Cedar has suffered a few fish kills in recent years. It currently has a very good population of small panfish & small crappies which should mature in 3-4yrs. Till then we can only wait...

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It has been a couple years since I have fished lake. I knew we went out west side public access and walked and drilled a lot of holes until we found some depth. I think we got at max 13 feet of water. We did find crappies, decent sized. It seemed as if they were coming in packs or small groups. Not a constant bite, but some. I think I remember the family member I was with said this lake is aerated. If not I would say freeze out is a possible concern with this lake. I think the only thing we could get crappies to bite on, was small perch jigging spoon with waxies on it. Three or four maggots. I think we were due west from a point on the east side. That’s all I can say about this lake. It was Dec. when we went out and most of our fishing was at night.

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Last summer the water got too warm and most, if not all, of the panfish died last summer. It will take a few years for the panfish to repopulate.

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