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elusivecrappiecatcher

Anyone fish Hungry Jack lake?

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elusivecrappiecatcher

The girlfriend and I are going to go camping/fishing up at hungry jack lodge and plan on fishing the lake, anyone ever fished this lake, and provide me some areas, what I will expect. We will be up there memorial day weekend.

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gunflint

If you like smallies you're in for a treat.There's big walleyes in there too but they can be hard to get to because of the smallies. Forest (the owner) at Hungry Jack knows the lake and will give you good advice.

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big musk411

Try walleye fishing off thier dock in the evenings, there are some big waleyes in there. I lost my biggest one there during memorial weekend several years ago. Also lots of smallies.

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JBMasterAngler

I haven't been there in 10+ years, planning on hitting it this year if the water on gunflint is too rough. Has the lake trout reintroduction produced anything yet? The DNR lake finder wasn't too helpful on it.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Any updates? I am getting anxious to go up this weekend and can't wait any longer, I just want to get a line wet!

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gunflint

We've had a couple of major cold fronts come through this past week. Things have slowed to a crawl. It's warming up today though so things may change. Our lake went from surface temps of 59 to 52.5

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toughguy

I have not been uo there in the summer, but I see from your avatar that you're a sled-head. Each winter a group of us head up the Hungry Jack Lodge for some great trail riding and laker ice fishing. If you have not been there in the winter I would give it a try. It's my favorite trip each year. You may be able to find some lakers in Moss this time of year. I have heard that Leo lake can also be good rainbows or browns. The others are right about the smallie rep that the lake has. Forest should be able to put you on the fish. Wish I was headed there too this weekend. Good luck!!

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overdalimit

I used to fish that lake with my family back in the late 70's early 80's. Our favorite spots for smallies was a bay just below Honeymoon bluff. as far as walleye go there is a reef in front of honeymoon bluff about a 1/2 mile or so. look at a map to find it. Lots of good memories.

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    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
      My wife and I are hoping to get up to Mille Lacs this Saturday and spend the night on the ice.  Does anyone have any last minute availability?  All the resorts I've contacted are booked. Thanks!
    • Borch
      Lots of nice fish!  Central Mn is cranking out some nice panfish.
    • eyeguy 54
      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
    • IceHawk
      Nice fish guys. Royce doesn't look like you took the day off 
    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
      A plus is that the forecast is for a much nicer day Saturday.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Thanks for your work guys! You were showin' some serious team spirit being out there today. I would have helped but I had a few appointments today I couldn't reschedule. I know I'm available Friday to do any last day scouting/fine tuning....
    • IceHawk
      Definitely a grind out prefishing cats today for the gathering.  Weather made it to tough but I Jeff  and his brother pushed through the elements to try and find a few active schools .   Locating the schools were tough took a pile of holes and the augers got a workout for sure,  but fortunately  we did find a couple active schools. Jeff and his brother found a few on one lake and I found a decent school on another lake. The good news was that both schools were cruising shallow flats in both locations and about the same depths. Great news as this is a good indication they are feeding on these flats.   Amazeingly both schools were found on a inside corner. Bingo looks like we have a pattern formed. We iced and marked  a fair number of cats in both locations so things are looking good for Saturday. Plus is we added a few for the fish fry already  Jeff I'll keep plugging away out there hopefully I can dial them in even more I have a hunch there are a few more close by where we ended. 
    • eyeguy 54
      nice fishies
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