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shnelson

Was headed down 14 the other day and noticed a small crowd and some portables out there - which I hadn't seen in previous years.

Is this lake still private access that anyone knows of?

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TurnUpTheFishing

You can pay to get on it I think its up to $10 heard rumors of $20. Aside from some ok pike the fishing isnt much better than some of the surrounding lakes.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

I got a buddy that is out there right now, been out there for awhile today.

I guess they have gotten a few sunfish and a couple of crappies, and a bunch of bullheads.

Nothing to brag about I guess, but yes $10 to get on.

From the way it sounds it isn't worth the $10.

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dougger222

Been out there this year a couple times. Never seen a bullhead caught on the lake.

Been getting sunnies and crappies with very few keepers. The lake is weedy as ever but the water seems clear.

Poor pike fishing both trips.

For $20 both trips could have had a lot more to show for on the area lakes.

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THEDOGG

I'll be heading out this weekend, I'll try to give a full report Monday

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13walleyecatcher

It is $10.00 per carload.

Went out there 3 weeks ago and just caught dinky sunnies.

You are better off going somewhere else.

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THEDOGG

Went out Saturday there was 4 of us we set out tip ups and got a few northers and some large mouth bass and caught a bunch of little dinky sunnies and small crappies not worth keeping, I would recommend another lake I think this one needs some time to make a come back

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shnelson

Thanks for the updates - I didn't expect much out of that lake but now I know for certain!

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bassphish2005

Ah,for those of us who fished it in the 80's,the memories flood back ;]

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dougger222

Ah,for those of us who fished it in the 80's,the memories flood back ;]

You got that right!

BTW,

Did catch a huge bullhead out there last week. That day I was the only vehicle on the lake.

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Bucksnort101

Yep, I had a buddy that knew some people that lived on the lake. He took me out a couple times before it was opened up to the public, you could barely keep the pound to nearly two pound Sunfish off your line.

First couple years of Ice fishing on it after it was opened up were awesome also, but it did not take long for it to go downhill.

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    • Mike89
      so what do have against harpooners?????  the Indians did it before us????????????   
    • Reid Saarela
      28.5, but the fattest walleye we’ve seen. My dad and I both agreed it was a bigger fish than my 30 last summer. Wish we would have weighed it but I would rather have the fish swim off healthy! 
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