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A few years ago this lake was a awesome fishery that was a hush hush spot that most people over looked for bass pike and muskie. I'm not sure what exactly happened but after talking to a homeowner on the lake this weekend the mn dnr has F***ed this lake. This lake used to be an incredible fishery which was hard to beat in the metro area for numbers of fish caught. Used to be dirty and productive and now is gin clear for the pleasure boaters. Sorry for venting just wondering if there were others out the and there opinions. Thanks.

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MY grandparents had a house on there for 35 years and yes the fishing was always good out there. I have not fished it for many years now so I can not comment on the fishing. Hope they can get it back to the way it was 20+ years ago

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it is very tough. was out there yesterday. pulled in a 20" and 19" and lost on bigger bass. The fish are still there, just have to change tactics a bit. If you tool around in the shallows you can see some fish. I saw a handful of big muskies and some 4lb+ bass in the shallows....didn't catch any but was still fun. I will agree with you on it being gin clear. hopefully the pleasure boaters will stir it up.

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treated it to kill off the weeds. the north side of the lake used to be full of weeds on that flat. was great fishing there. run a buzzbait of the weeds and pull out some monster bass and pike. have to fish deeper now or hit the docks hard

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I assume Weaver has milfoil? I don't think the DNR would do much to it unless it had milfoil. The lake association might spray for curly leaf pondweed too.

I could be wrong though.

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  • 2 weeks later...

This lake is still a fine fishing lake. A friend who lives on Weaver said this is the 3rd or 4th year of weed treatment. The fish are still there, you just have to fish them differently now. 4# bass, big sunnies, crappies that think they are sunnies, 36" pike, and tiger muskies - all still being caught this year.

Think like a bass/sunnie/crappie... water is too clear now, I'll be seen, so I'll hang in the shallow shadows or go deep on this sharp break. Think like a pike/muskie/big bass... what gives, I have to cover so much ground now to find my dinner...

On second thought, you guys are right - there's no fish in this lake to catch anymore. wink Better off to go fish a turbid or stinky pea soup lake this time of year. grin

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I havent fished weaver for awhile in a boat but the last few times i did we never caught a thing. But i have a famliy friend that lives on the lake in the lagoon and everytime that we fish there we do really good. Theres alot of nice bass northerns and the occasional tiger. It just gets so hard to fish out there with all of the recreational boaters.

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Trolling and casting in the deeps when the lake is busy. cool

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