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Wallmaster

Has this lake been producing any decent panfish lately and how is the ice on this lake?..The last survey was 1991..Thanks...WM

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sanka

I'd wondered about this lake too. It's real close to my house, just looked shallowish and prone to winterkill, but I have no idea.

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sanka

Yeah, but just driving by, it looks like it, if that makes sense. It doesn't really. It's just that I never see anyone out there or hear anything about it. I assume there's a reason for that, but maybe everyone else does too.

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Wallmaster

Will have to some more investigating, might go and poke around with the camera and locator in the morning. Will have to see where I can get on, it looks like three seperate sections --- Was looking at Mitchell lake off of hwy 5 Eden prairie stocking reports and they have been puting Walleye in it the last few years but I herd it was getting pounded pretty good so probably wont go their. Looking more for Crappies and gills this time.

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river runt

The panfish fish tend to be stunted I have seen some nice pike and bass come out of there.

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Wallmaster

Any particular section??

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awkwardjim

ive seen some people setting up across the lake from the beach near the railroad tracks

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2springers

I fished it once this winter, and brought home a limit of 9-9 1/2 inch crappies.

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Wallmaster

Thanks for the input. I decided to go to Bush, but will check this lake out during the week depending on the sloppy weather we supposed to be getting. I Would like to poke around with the camera.

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