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howardepgco

Schmidt Lake

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howardepgco

Just curious, has anyone fished this lake just outside of Buffalo close to Beebe Lake? It's shore comes right up to Hwy 34 where there is a launch ramp with no trespassing signs on it. It is chock full of dead fall and I was wondering how the bass fishing was there.

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federline

Toxic topic - do some searches in this forum for a lot more info. But long story short - That isn't an acknowledged official access, and if the water's edge isn't within the public highway easement (like now), you would be tresspassing to launch there.

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howardepgco

What a shame it looks so inviting there. Is the owner just being anal about the access or has there been trouble with less than courteous boat owners, ie, garbage etc?

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hartner62

From what I hear the owner pays to have it stocked and my guess is he doesn't like to share.

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howardepgco

Can someone private own a lake that big? The shores touch both Hwy 34 and Hwy 35. If you can get on it I think you could fish it. I was thinking of a fishing tube or something like that. I have seen a small twelve foot boat on it some mornings when I go to work. He launches it on the southeast corner of the lake. He leaves the trailer right in the water still attached to his car.

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jigginjim

Go back into past pages, much has been written about Schmidt lake.

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howardepgco

How far back should I go? I checked back to the beginning of this year and found nothing. Maybe I am searching wrong. I simply type Schmidt Lake in the search box, but nothing comes up.

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jigginjim

Only type in schmidt, and you will get info going back to 2005. Enjoy the reading.

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Craig34

I've had many questions about this lake as well. Anyone care to clarify EXACTLY what the public highway easement is in MN? I keep getting different stories and I certainly would love to give this lake a shot, but it seems like too much trouble is too emminent. Is there anyone out there worth talking to who may grant access? I won't bug the post about this subject anymore, just for the record. Thanks guys.

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SluggoMaster

50' from the center of the road, which unfortunately is much farther now with the low water. If the water comes back up, the fence has to come down. smile.gif

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Mgreseth

My family lives on the lake. We are on the farm on the north east side. Most of the lake is owned by the Schmits, they have put the fence up to keep trafic off the lake and litter. Wouldnt be my first choice but it is theres.

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SluggoMaster

I definately understand the litter and traffic, but not all of us are the one's who make a mess. laugh.gif

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ozzie

I have fished it a couple of times and the bass action was fun if that is your thing..........

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