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dude_5024

Has anybody been out on Maple Lake recently? Wondering if theres anything biting out there. I was out a couple weeks ago, and the crappies were pretty slow. Just wondering if anything has picked up.

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stretch

no it's been pretty slow out there.

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Drewski

I wouldn't waste your time out there. There are much better lakes in the area!

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dude_5024

What lakes would you recommend trying? I'm new in the area and maple is the only lake that I have fished on.

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hydro

I would not say that Maple is a waste of time. On the south end (Hwy 55) there is a large area of 5'-8' water with scattered weeds that will produce lots of sunfish, small but you can sort them. The area is also a starting point for pike. The north access (Co. 8) is on "Little Maple" and will produce both crappies and sunfish. It is a small bay and easy to explore.

Another lake to try is Sullivan, just east of Maple a couple of miles. It is a small lake and will produce sunfish in the shallow areas and it has a hole on the south end that should produce crappies with some scouting.

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glenn57

is the water on maple still clear enough to spear? also from the hwy 55 acess, in your opinion which direction, left or right is the best for the pike and sunfish?

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hydro

Go straight out from the access and explore around. It's one big gradually sloping flat area. There is deep water closer to the shore to the east side of the access.

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