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TelephoneMan218q

Ann Lake?!?!

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TelephoneMan218q

Hello everybody! Iam looking for anybody that has ANY knowledge of fishing on Ann Lake? We are going there and staying at McBee's for a buddy's Bach party and I was just wondering what kind to look for? What kind of lake,fish,structure or what not...? ANY tips would be greatly appreciated! By the looks of it maybe moreso a crappie lake? Anybody input would be great! Happy Fishing!

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gonecribbin

Most guys fish the "narrows" (alot of houses)... Ive had good luck catching walleye, pike and perch along the north shore just west of where the river comes into the lake

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krinkle

Lots of crappies and sunnies. It is also a good lake for tip up fishing pike. The north shore would be good for both.

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maros91

I was there fishing last week at said spot and lots of small sunfish. Lots of slush on the lake as well. 12" of ice as of last Thursday.

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TelephoneMan218q

Thanks for the help guys!!! Does anybody know if it has alot of springs? So a little bit of everything on this lake. I am used to fishing LOW and URL and a little on Bemidji so this should be a change of pace. I guess all I have to do is pack the Hamm's load the wheelers and the otters and we are on our way!

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