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pwally

Is anyone catching anything on Lake Benton? If so, what general area?

Also, is anyone catching perch, sunnies or crappies on any area lakes during the afternoon?

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pwally

Anybody know about Lake Benton? Is anything being caught?

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ac777

Looks like no ones talkin, Could that be a good thing?

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pipestonestraw

I went out this last tuesday---Caught two eyes about 6 inches right away then one eye little over twenty inches.. But if you go out be prepared its a pain getting on and off the lake. I got stuck three times. twice on the lake and then again trying to get off at norwegian creek landing. There is a big ice Heav at the entrance of the boat landing... Any way caught the eyes on a fly jig with a dark plastic tail, tipped with a wax worm.

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pipestonestraw

Just a quick tip on where to go---- If you do manage to get on to the lake at norwegian go straight across the lake to the other side. There is a nine foot hole its not very big but if you find that I've seen a lot of perch and eyes down there using my Vexilar and Aqua View.

Good Luck----- another thing wax worms and small dark lures seem to work the best

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