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elusivecrappiecatcher

Anyone fish spider lake near South Center?

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Just got back from the lake. A buddy and I went out as we have always said we should try it for fun, and something different.

We drove out across the main lake and out to the second part of the lake in about 8 feet of water.

Nothing much going on out there, we did get a couple of bullhead and a really small crappie.

Anyone else ever fish this lake with any success?

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Deitz Dittrich

Years ago, or so the story goes, the DNR used it as a walleye rearing pond. I know I ice fished it 5 or so years ago and did pretty well on small walleye.. But word got out, and it got hit really hard, as you said, not much left in it but small gills and crappie. I have fished it a few time in the summer thinking it looks like a good bass lake, however, cant remember ever catching a bass in it.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Thanks Dietz!

I have been hearing the same thing that you just said. Used to be a great lake until it was fished hard a few years back.

Oh well can't ever find out unless you try I guess. To my next lake/spot to try.

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cRaPpiEMaN8265

Early Ice this year Frankies put out word to everyone who came into his shop that it was a rearing pond and people were pulling out big eyes.. Someone let out word and the next time i was out there there must have been 20 shacks around that 8' hole on the weedline.. Fishing was really good early this year with BIG Eyes coming out then Frankies screwed it up good.. No fish left after about 3 weeks of being hammered..

Too bad, it was a fun lake with the opportunity for a monster walleye.

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dougger222

I heard it was Mikes bait who spilled the beans. At any rate just a bunch of small crappies and sunnies left and when you think you got an eye it's a bullhead!

Tried it three times early ice.

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AugieAngler1010

Used to fish it in back in high school...one of those rare lakes south of the BWCA where you could go out and catch 100 walleyes in a day. Yeah size wasn't great, but it was a fun time.

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Flakeoutdoorsguy

I used to go out there and slay them. Minimum of twenty a day, even on a bad day! but word got out bad last year. I used to fish it when there would only be one or two guys out there. Last year there was 10 to 15 perms and double the portables. its just way to small of a lake for that much pressure. This year in two trips caught one walleye. I was and still am extremely upset that my honey hole was gone Wish more people would catch and release. That was one lake that you could go out there and hammer them, and I caught some real pigs. But oh well nothing i can do.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

I am a catch and release only guy. I just don't like cleaning fish, and my girlfriend won't eat them.

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shnelson

elusive - do you fish clear lake at all? I think i've seen you our on your rubi a few weeks back if you do.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

elusive - do you fish clear lake at all? I think i've seen you our on your rubi a few weeks back if you do.

Nope never fished it. Thought about it but never have. Dang though that someone has one that looks like mine. I might need different wheels now! HAHA.

I will be out on Forest this weekend with it though.

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shnelson

Made it out to the lake yesterday for #$%@s & giggles, spent a couple hours popping holes and dropping the camera in.

Not a fish in sight! There appears to be only 3 permanent shacks left, one is accompanied by what looks like a pool table, pretty much a ghost town now. Was pretty neat being all alone on a lake for once, just wish there were fish!

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