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lrrpinman

Has anyone ever tried Swan Lake? Any reports?

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Maverick1951

The opera by Tchaikovsky is stunning, but I don't think he ice fished. Maybe we could come up with an ice fishing opera. The title could be "My Frozen Heart".

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blackrobe

Now that was funny.

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Gissert

"The Barber of Richville" perhaps?

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perch_destroyer

If your talkn bout the Swan lake near the Hwy 59 south and I-94 area, good luck. This lake i quit fishing along time ago, Years ago i caught some nice fish, but i quit fishing it over 8 years ago and havnt went back, let me know if you go. Kinda sounds like nothings changed. Good luck, the Perch

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lrrpinman

Yep, thats the one. Why did you quit fishing there? Did it get fished hard or is it just not a great lake? My girlfriends parents have a cabin on the lake so I figured I'd give it a try.

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perch_destroyer

Fishing wasnt ever real great out there, you can get some baitfish but game fish are hard to find. I was down in Fergus the last couple of days and tried some different lakes. I didnt get time to get over there to take a look to see if an houses were up, but to be honest, I havnt heard anything real good about it in some time. the Perch

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perch_destroyer

Irrpinman, you ever make it out to Swan or have you heard any new information, any houses out there? the Perch

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lrrpinman

I haven't yet. I'm hoping to go this weekend. The kids schedule lightened up so now I might get a little extra fishing time.

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perch_destroyer

Very nice, let me know how you do. I use to have a cabin out there back when I was going to HS in FF back in the early 90's. We were near the public access. I'd like to get back there sometime, if there's fish of course. the Perch

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lrrpinman

My girlfriend and her family all have cabins up there. It sure is a nice lake. Hope there are some fish in it.

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    • fisherjmb
      My parents were up yesterday and Wednesday and they did pretty good. Out in the mud in about 33-34 feet. Lots of boats were trolling but they did well looking for pods of fish and then spot-locking over the top of them and jigging with leeches and frozen shiners. 
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      The last two times on the river have been slow to say the least. Trolled Shipping channels, river channels, and all the flats. Crawler harnesses and crank baits. Anybody having any luck out there?
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      If the water is that clear and you can see 17-20 feet down, the fish will be very spooky.  And if the sun is out, they will be looking for relief from the sun in the form of shade.  Night time might actually be a better option.
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      Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.
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      below the darn is a park there too if I remember right, Plus Garden City has a park by the river too I think..