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Looking to go out fishing this Thursday due to having the rest of the week off after today, has any fished this lake?? I have never tried this lake and was wondering what kind of fish to people usually catch out of there?? I normally go after Walleye, Bass and northerns. I'm also in need of renting a boat and noticed there is a place called Harty's Boat Works, is this a decent place to go?? Any info is appreciated.

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fishuhalik

Hardy's is great. Heck of a guy and he'll point ya to some spots. It's a great lake for pike, eyes and bass. For eyes try the midlake humps, just off the main lake point on the west side. For bass flip senkos and dingers under docks. Pike'll be on the weed edges as usual, I usually focus on the cabbage bed just east of the landing on the north side. I've had decent luck trolling spinnerbaits right over the top of the cabbage, in 5-7 fow. Keep the spinnerbait right in the propwash, about 35-40 feet out.

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mnwild

Thanks for the info, if the weather is nice I should be out there Thursday all day. I did look at a map and I saw the hump that you are talking about. I noticed your from Heights, I grew up down the off 49th & Central up by the high school.

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BassProAddict

Hitting this in late July.I'm a noob...would fishing alone be a bad idea safety and fishing wise?

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fishuhalik

I moved here from the Grand Rapids area 4 years ago, but my wife grew up on 44th & 5th. We're living off 37th right now. From what I hear the neighborhood use to be pretty decent, but it's going downhill fast! I think we might be getting out of there in a few short years.

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TNFL

Anyone been out lately? How the lake looking,(weeds, clarity) whats working for bass? I have never been here, but will be for league in 2 weeks. Not looking for any spots, just some general info about the lake. I heard the landing is really shallow right now, any reports?

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TNFL

Anyone been out lately?

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btetzl50

We were out about 2 weeks ago and only did a little fishing, and didn't get anything (went for pannies).

I know the north end of the lake west of the park in the weeds is good for northerns.

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Zzapp

BPA -

Welcome to the fun!

As far as fishing alone goes:

Safety-wise - it depends on your skill and comfort level with your boat. Med is a small enough and popular enough lake that, should you be unshipped, you can swim to shore or be helped by other boaters (just watch out for the skiers - they may not see you).

Fishing-wise - I like to fish alone, but if the company is good (or brings the barley pop wink.gif ) then you can party-fish to get 2 limits. And just maybe your partner knows the spot-on-the-spot for that lake and will tell you where the big 'uns are hiding.

Good Luck

TJH

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TNFL

Well, I guess my league won't be going there next week. We heard a rumor that the launch is in the city park, which closes at sunset. And, that they have been ticketing people as leave after official sunset time which would be around 8 PM. We plan on fishing until 8:30 and then measuring (barley pop) etc.

Long/short No Medicine for us.

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Well, I guess my league won't be going there next week. We heard a rumor that the launch is in the city park, which closes at sunset. And, that they have been ticketing people as leave after official sunset time which would be around 8 PM. We plan on fishing until 8:30 and then measuring (barley pop) etc.

Long/short No Medicine for us.


That is true. It sucks.

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fishuhalik

I've been kicked out a few times, but never ticketed. I think I got lucky, though. I've had a couple of friends get tickets

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MOBY RICHARD*

In August for some strange reason it is a flat, 9AM open... 8PM close.

They do ticket, even though you have to pay $5 for parking a trailer. It seems they only want the $5000 a lakeshore foot owners on this "Public" water, after dark. Also they limit the number of parking spaces, and if they are full you are not supposed to launch, even if parking elsewhere, thereby severely limiting non lakeshore owners.

I think this is unfair and discriminatory and probably violates equal rights of access to public property! blush.gifshocked.giffrown.gifconfused.gif

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fishuhalik

I know, it's a joke. There's a spot on the lake, a small easement that you can access in the winter, but there's no way to put a boat in. You could carry a boat or canoe down, though. I do agree, however, that everyone should be able to access it. It's not like it's the lake that every rich and famous person wants to retire on

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