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matix10

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matix10

Does anyone have any info about bass on this lake. Might go try it in the morning, weather permiting. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Norsky

I was out there last week and accidentally caught a fair number of them fishing for northerns. You'll have to launch out from access #2 from the Carver Cty Park area, which costs $4 per day or $20 for the season, then just work spinnerbaits over the tops and into the weeds in 5-10 feet of water. The pike you'll catch are all fairly small, but fun. The west side of the main bay seemed to have quite a few fish. The sunnies were biting well also on the point that wraps around the southwest side of the main bay. I also did well in the small bay on the northeast side working the edge of the weedline.

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matix10

Thanks Norsky. Any big bass biting in there?

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Norsky

Nothing over 2 lbs, but I think a guy could probably target some larger fish with a carolina rig and a 6-9 inch worm rigged up weedless so you can get down to the fish.

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pjfweb

This happens to be one of my favorite lakes to fish. They have a C&R law in effect for all bass, but it's a pretty easy lake to fish.

I fish mostly with spinners over the tops of weeds and catch more northerns than bass, however, spring time is the best for bass there. I've caught my share of 1 and 2 #ers and even a few pushing 4.

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Tom Wilson

This is a great lake to fish. Tons of milfoil for jigging...
Two of my largest bass have come from there although it has been two years since the last time I fished it. I took a 6-15, and a 6-13 on consecutive days, from different parts of the lake. The lake is loaded with monsters, but they are extremely tough to catch at times. Tons of 3-5lb fish.

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    • gimruis
      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.
    • gimruis
      Not terrible.  But they can be merciless, I will tell you.
    • Mike89
      below the darn is a park there too if I remember right, Plus Garden City has a park by the river too I think..
    • Rick
      Good fishing in the Blue Earth river too. Also, a short drive to Rapidan can be productive.
    • Wanderer
      Welcome to the site @eg_gophers2124 I have never even seen the lake but these screen shots might help. Navionics Judging by the Lake Finder report, it’s a super clear lake; 17-20 foot clarity but with plenty of weeds. A couple shots of the weed report. Starting from scratch, I would head to the southwest area.  The southern basin has better looking structure too. You might do well simply working edges of the emergent weeds with spinnerbaits in low light and weedless frogs or spoons up in the weeds when it gets to be mid day.  Crawler under a slip bobber on the weed edges could do well also. It’s purely guessing on my part.  Hopefully someone with experience on the lake will chime in. Good luck!
    • Mike89
      walked that creek to the river many years!!!  again home area!!!!  
    • Rick
      Bring your spinning rod and fish for walleyes or white bass at the confluence. Wherever the river is pounding the shoreline fish the current breaks for big flatties. Heavy fiberglass rod with a sturdy baitcaster and 50 lb power pro line will be effective. Fish the head of snags for channels. Setup just like a Lindy rig for them with 1 oz to 5 oz no roll sinker and a big live bait like a 7" bullhead or even larger sucker for flatties. Use cut strips of bait off a large sucker or something similar for channels. Frogs can be good too. Have fun.
    • ifishwalleye
      Thank you Vermilliongold. This took care of the problem. 
    • eg_gophers2124
      Yes it is open. It is $7.00 this year. It is a nice access and I use it every time instead of one of the public accesses. It is on Hwy 24 & county rd 39. It is a little old lady that owns it and collects the money. There is a bucket and notepad to write your plate number on if she isn't home.
    • eg_gophers2124
      We have rented a cabin on Sylvan Lake between Pillager and Brainerd for the family this weekend. My 13 year old really would like to find some bass and pike. I have never fished the lake and don't fish for bass or pike often, does anyone have a fishing report and tips of what depth/lures to use? We do have a boat to get around the lake.  TIA