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I am headed up to Bear Island Lake at the end of the week. I don't see much discussion on here about it. Does anyone know what to expect for fishing?

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You can expect smallies around blowdown timber.

Northerns around any weedbeds that are exposed.

Crappie in the mix once in awhile.

Walleye's are nice if you can locate any that are active.

Very nice lake for a family vacation,not to big if the winds start to blow. smile.gif

You should have a fun time and a evening meal of fish while staying there.

Hope this helps some.

Farmer

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This previous post sums things up pretty well

http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB4&Number=1054986&Forum=f4&Words=bear%20island&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=1054986&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=2&newertype=m&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1054986

I've been to Bear Island the past few years July 4th week. Its a beautiful lake and fishing is always great, its just that the catching can be a little slow sometimes. We've always hit the mayfly hatch, maybe that has something to do with it and its a family vacation so I don't fish that hard. There's alot of structure to fish, you can find smallies and walleyes all around the big island, I favor the north side and southwest tip. It seems every year the walleyes we find are in different places. Good Luck and post a report when you get back...I'll be there again on the 4th!

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magic_minnow

Hey! Yeah I posted this a while ago also. Im actually headed out there in August. If you can, let us know how you did. Thanks!

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