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glenn57

are there any good sunfish lakes in the perham area?

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GRAND DAD

Ya a lot of them!!!

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castagain

I think a better answer to your question, or at least a fair one considering what this site is for, would be as follows: Try these, though they are closer to Ottertail area - Walker, Rush, Battle Lake, even the lakes that are in Glendalough state park. Phelps Mill has some shore panfishing at times too. Hope that helps a bit...I know if I asked a similar question, I would hope that someone would provide the same for me. After all, isn't that what this great site was created for?!! Good luck to you!

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sparcebag

Good goin castaway!

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castagain

Thanks Sparce! I think it was the right thing to do. I for one can say that there are a lot of faces behind the posts that eagerly await friendly and meaningful responses...many faces belonging to youths...hoping for kind advice to be passed on to themselves, their dads, moms and/or grand parents. I truly believe the creators of this site meant for it to be a true source of communication about something so many people in this world are passionate about...sharing advice, thoughts, opinions, and every now and again a special lake or a spot that might provide lifetime experiences/memories and a great deal of excitement and joy to those that take the time to join as FM members.

My motto is practice random acts of kindness...maybe one day it will come back to me. If not, I am content in knowing I've done what I can to maybe make things a little better for others, myself and those around me. I have recieved a wealth of information through this site from so many very kind people - and I am ever so grateful for that, and believe it to be only fitting to pay it forward.

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def

We have fished by the bridge on the west side of little pine. I belive it is mud lake on the other side of the road. We caught some big Gills from the bridge & shore.

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glenn57

thanks for the info. your right, if i have any pointers i like to share them. after all most people on these forums are SPORTSMEN right?

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GRAND DAD

HOLLY MOLLY nobody has a sence of humor any more!!!! :o)

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glenn57

granddad, my last post was not a shot at your humor, and i DID NOT take it personal, ilove to try to be humorous, it was more of i totally agree with castaway& sparcebag. everyone have a good/safe weekend.

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castagain

I will try to convey the same...I hope I did not offend you grand dad...not my intent. I did laugh, it was humorous, but I still read glens post and shared some info..I really thought you'd beat me to it and post your answer, as I know you have shared your knowledge in the forum many times. So, no harm no foul...have a great labor day weekend and good luck on the water if you make it. By the way, I did post an inquiry about deer lake and am getting lots of views but no replies. I will be there on 9/19-23 and will fish it atleast once to try it - never fished it before...then plan to get on OT. You guys know anything about Deer?

Take care and have a great and safe holiday weekend

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Gissert

Deer is the first lake downstream from Ottertail Lake. Nice clear lake, with a good amount of development. It is a lot like dozens of other area lakes of that size. Decent panfish, healthy population of pike. Bass is good too. There are walleyes in there of course, but Ottertail is a better bet if you want 'eyes. The rock bass will keep you busy in some spots.

You can also get into East Lost from Deer, and that lake will fish similar to Deer.

You can go downstream a fair ways towards Phelps Mill depending on water levels and your boat, but watch the rocks. Sometimes there can be scattered spots of good fishing in the river.

You should be hitting these lakes at a pretty good time.

Good Luck! grin.gif

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mnmarlin

Rush Lake, Buchanan lake, and if you are willing to go littler farther, any of the Leaf lakes, or Blanche lake.

Marion can also be good.

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castagain

hey thanks gissert! I knew it was downstream of OT, and have seen the spring migration come up the river from deer, but have never fished it, so I am eager to try it. sounds like multi-species so that should make it fun and challenging too. Again, thanks for the kind reply. Can't wait to get on the water...17 days and counting..whuhooo!

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Gissert

No problem castaway. Post your results. If the weather is nice, you'll be here at the nicest time of the year, IMO. Fall colors, good fishing, cooler temps and uncrowded lakes.

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vister

pickerel is excellent for slap crappies during late ice, never been out in a boat though. And long can be good as well, but launching is tricky, 4WD usually required, and you'll mud up the boat pretty good to.

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