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def

Did the Faribault-Waterville area get hit with the storm & rain?

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french_lake_kid

7" at french lake. shocked.gif

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yamydude

6 1/2 inchs at german lake and the lake is up at least that much and should raise more with the run off

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Matt C

Lakes up almost a foot. YAY smile.gif

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Team Otter

Yupper. 7.5 - 8" in 2 days around the Le Sueur area.

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Muddog

I have to get out and check out the upper Cannon River. The lakes along the river shoud have a good bite going if it's up a foot or two.

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Team Otter

You must be reading my mind or vice-versa. I'll never forget that advice you gave me about a year ago.

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def

Glad you got some rain. Most lakes were needing it bad. I would guess that you will get some more.

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mudtracker

I've been hitting the inflows and haven't had any luck yet only carp as far as I've seen but I bet the fish will start hitting anytime now

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smnduck

The area lakes could have used the low water for another year or to so the lakes could rejuvinate themselves. I understand peoples complaints with access not being high enough, but the lakes have not even come close to any low water cycle "bottom" yet. With the water clarity issues around Mankato the lakes need signifacant drawdowns to settle mud and regrow weeds that are important to the lakes. If the lakes could go down another 1-3 feet for a year or two it wood knock down the curly leaf pond weed that has a strangle hold on our area lakes. With the pond weed down the other weeds would have a chance to take hold again. For my 2 cents worth. The Lake Washington association is destroying the lake with there every year spraying of the lake. No weeds and the lake is the muddiest I have ever seen it in my life. No weeds to break up the wave action and boat wake action.

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Team Otter

You make some excellent points. I like the way you think.

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hawkeye43

I just hope that the tetonka lake association looks what happened to washington before they keep spray here. I was on washington last week, we had a hard time finding a weed bed of any kind. Someone is not telling all they know about the week killer they are using. mad.gif

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harvey lee

I agree ken, since they started spraying on Washington its hard to find weeds like there use to be.

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Team Otter

You should get on the association.

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hawkeye43

I am on the board now as of aug. Holy h_)) could happen now. shocked.gifgrin.gif come in back door and blind side them.

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    • monstermoose78
      Last winter was not easy for me either but this winter I will be going to some other lakes that i use to fish with my grandpa. The only good bites I got on last winter were the ones the St. Cloud boys invited me on. I just reached out to get a custom ice rod from a guy near me. I am excited to see what he can do for me. I will post as often as I can and if I get on a good bite you could tag along if ya want.
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    • cookie129
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