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MARTIN LAKE

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Anybody fished there or know what's in there? I heard it was stock with all the goodies, but can't get any out of it.

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Last summer my buddy's and I hit it for a few hours in the afternoon. We caught walleyes, bluegills, and crappies. We just went out a few hundred yards from the access and threw out some lindy rigs. In years past I used to fish it 3 or 4 times a year and we always catch something right around the access.

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Walleyes can really be hit or miss on martin. Don't plan on launching a big boat with the water this you'll need 2 trucks to get it out the launch a is all sand no concrete runners like regular public lauches. I've always wondered why the DNR doesn't fix up the launch up a little?

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How big them crappies get in that lake anyways? I tried the boat launch area, but nothing. I also tried the channels northwest by the two tunnels,but also nothing. Are you sure there are fishes in that lake! Give some tips!

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There really isn't much to say about the lake. It is choked with carp; and sportfish (walleye, crappie, sunnies, etc...) can be a challenge to find. There is really no weedline, or any great structure to work, so there isn't much to focus on. If you go out there, just work the breaklines, but that ain't a guarantee either. In my opinion, there are far better lakes to hit in the area for catching fish. However, if you are like me, sometimes the challenge of finding active fish is better than the actual catching. If this is the case, then Martin is a lake for you. I have spent alot of time out there "in search of" with not a great deal of success. I kind of have the walleyes figured out, but there again, no real strong numbers, and a relatively small size. I have only caught a couple of crappies, nothing much bigger than what White Bear has to offer. No sunnies yet- that is my next challenge.

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Don't plan on launching a big boat with the water this you'll need 2 trucks to get it out the launch a is all sand no concrete runners like regular public lauches. I've always wondered why the DNR doesn't fix up the launch up a little?


Along with the mentioned, no dock either. Last year it was hard just to beach the boat and be within jumping distance of the shore. It was not a big deal for me I was wearing shorts and sandles. Shoes would not have enjoyable.

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Probably the worse lake in Mn. I've ever fished a friend had a cabin close we tried & tried never will I go back!!It just happened to be right there so we tried.

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