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frydog21

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Any word on how fishing is on Sugar Lake...and what species, size, etc..? Have a chance to go there in June. Wondering what to expect...any thoughts?

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Antler_Creek_Taxidermy

Sugar is a pretty good all around lake. Fishing can be rough during midday because of all the boat traffic and jet skis. There are some good size bass to be had and there is a new slot limit on northerns (24-36 released)which should help the averarage size. I like fishing for crappies out there the best and I tend to catch a few big ones mixed in with the eaters (5 crappie limit). I have also mounted a few big walleyes from sugar but with all the boat traffic, very early in the morning seems to produce the best. Muskies are always fun to go after too and it seems that speed trolling shallow water towards evening is the way to go.

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federline

I've not spent any time on this lake. I tend to get distracted by shiny objects, like Pulaski and Clearwater - was also wondering myself if I should go check Sugar out instead someday. If the boater traffic is like those two lakes I named, I know exactly how much better early morning can be - those skiers and jet ski jocks sleep in (or is that 'sleep it off'? smile.gif

ACT - can you elaborate on "speed trolling" for muskies? Is this just a motor-driven continuous version of casting and crank ripping?

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Happens to be on my favorites list of local lakes. I have had some good success on the lake for aggressive species. I have caught a few muskies, nothing in the 50's but a couple 42's and a 46. Saw a monster that actually scared me out there. It came from under the boat and I was looking away talking to my wife and looked down to check my bucktail and it came out so fast I flinched instead of figure 8'd.

On a back bay I also hooked a smaller bass and was liesurely bringing it to the boat and it got hit by a long thin musky. Not a lot of girth but it looked more like an eel then fish, it was fast and you could see the spinner in the bass' mouth and it slowly went back down to the shallow bottom only to let the bass go. That bass was actually happy to see me.

There are some good bass haunts and when it is hot it is really hot.

The walleyes are of nice size but the area you usually have to go is a prime area for recreation. This is a good lake and the slot limit will help it alot, there was alot of hammerhandles in there. good luck.

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Tim01

he's not lieing about hot... this lake is a hit or miss!! i fish it at least once a week! leeches work well on spinners with a slow troll you'll get the occasional eye but a ton of hammer handles and bass some of which are very nice sized!

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