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arcticcat400

was thinking of heading to lake volney and went up and checked it out last night and noticed there has not been many people out there was just wondering if its worth a try and also if theres any spots i should watch out? every where i checked has 14-15"

any help is appreciated

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Scott K

I will be heading out Sat am to give it a try! I will let you know how I do after that!

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arcticcat400

do you plan to drive out? or are there any places you know to avoid? im thinking of pulling my 16' wheel house out there

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Grainbelter

We made it out there sunday evening around 4:30. Drove from the access to the northeast corner without any problems. Drilled a few holes and made contact with some crappies hugging the bottom in 25' of water. No size unfortunately. We had come from Gorman where we hadn't even seen a fish with around 20 holes so it was nice just to catch something. Good luck.

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Scott K

I will be driving out, but I usually go out from a private landing on the other side of the lake from the public landing.

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frank's bait

made it out to volney this summer when some local stopped me at the boat launch, he was using the two-holer, told me not even to waste my time going after the crappies because of the, excuse me if i get it wrong, cammerans... Water birds that seemed to have flocked to the lake this summer. They came in droves. I swear i counted at least 200-300 birds either swimming or roosting up in the trees that surrounds the lake. Well the guy called it we spent 8 hours out there with not one fish caught. Just an experience I wanted to share with everyone maybe it might persuade you to try out greenleaf or gorman instead.

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Scott K

Yes I just got a report from a local. fishing is slow, with a couple small crappies.

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Norselander

Those are cormorants on Volney. They like it there. These are the birds that became so numerous on Leech, according to the DNR, that they were eating a million pounds of fish a year before the DNR started shooting them a couple of years ago. That is why the walleye fishing on Leech went south at that time.

How much is a million pounds of fish? That is the amount of fish taken out of Lake of the Woods each year. LOW is many times bigger than Leech. In addition, the cormorants mostly take the smaller fish that don't get a chance to grow up.

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Muddog

I was just on the North East side. The guy I was with had a spoon cut off by a Pike. He also landed a Flathead 3 days ago in the same area. The lake had a huge hatch of pan fish (Perch, sunfish and crapies) last summer. The story about the birds is,, well,, for the birds.

Take a look at the garage for the old house at the north end of the lake. Andresen's? When we drove by today I could swear I saw around 20 Northern Pike head hanging.

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