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Woollman99

Anyone fish Chase Lake, north of Deer River, during open water or hard water with any results to report? Brian, have you hit this lake before? I pass it on my way to Deer Lake and often wonder if I should try floating my small boat on it, or pull out the ice portable and scout around. Checked out the lake info, but it's extremely outdated (2001). Thanks for any replies/reports.

Woollman

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bmc

In the summer I usually fish it for lmb's. There's very few 'eyes in there and they're tough to catch. The crappie bite can be decent off and on though. Not much structure and very deep and clear lake.

Brian

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jigglestick

about that clarity... have had a fish house out there and I could see the depth bomb on the bottom in 24 fow.

the disk readings reflect this as well.

he is right as well about the crappie bite being decent at times.

if you have kids, they will be kept very busy by the less than average sized sunnies, anywhere you park the boat, right over the side.

while snorkeling the lake years ago, following the weedline in about fifteen feet or so, I saw some hellacious bass.

I am not into bass fishing, but they were backed right in the weeds in pockets, waiting in ambush mode.

I always thought I'd like to get over there and try them with jitterbugs early one morning I just never have.

I have also attempted the crappies through the ice, but to this day I have not pulled one crappie up a hole there.

I swear I have looked every where, cept maybe the 50 something foot hole out from the landing. maybe that's where they are?

any lake is "worth a try".

you just may stumble on a technique that they go crazy about. you could even find yourself with a new favorite lake that way smile.gif

good fishing!

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bassman222

I agree with Jiggle, you just have to try new things sometimes.

I make it a priorty to always try new lakes or new areas within lakes I have already fished. At least 10-15 new lakes/areas a winter. Sometimes it doesn't pan out, but sometimes you find great new spots to add to your list.

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jigglestick

I would just like to add, that sometimes you get a new lake in your head. maybe one you have driven by for years and always wondered about, or maybe you over heard some one mention it at the coffee shop or heard about it here on FM.

my point is, make it a point to try at least a couple new lakes a year. look at me talking. I live in the middle of a thousand lakes and I did not try one new one this summer. heck, it's been ovee two months since I have even been on the water, not including the day I took my house boat out of the lake. it was a hectic, busy summer.

in the past anyways, that has been my motto. try some new lakes. some have worked out. some have not. maybe the ones that didn't I didn't do something right, or maybe they were just bunk. but at least now, I have formed a first hand opinion of the lake in question.

that is how you find secret honey holes my friend. cool.gif

to know that you took the time to satisfy a curiosity and were rewarded makes it extra special.

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bmc

Amen jigglestick amen. Nothing better than hitting a new lake and figuring thing's out for yourself. I try to hit a new lake or two each summer and winter just to keep my curiosity satisfied. Sometimes it works and sometimes it don't, but that fishing!!!

Brian

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