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Cedar lake fishing


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We are going to be camping at schroder park this weekend kinda last minute beings the state was shutdown our original plans for alex area fell through so was hoping someone tell me a bit about the lake as far as fishing goes weedline depth, favorite spots wink if I have any chance of finding a few walleyes or some decent panfish. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are heading out tommarrow afternoon.

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IN laws have place on far south part (opposite side) from Schroeder park. Wife's grandmother Ruth runs the park. (she's sick now in buff hospital - sore back) If you want success on Cedar, get up early. I usually chase bass and have had some real good days this season around the 4th weekend - but I was on the lake at sun up. I also kicked butt around sun down. I cant say I've ever had great luck for walleyes but if you try the north shore a few hundred yds out from the beach you'll find some points out there. Try a jig -n- leech. Also, on south side of large reed point in middle of lake there is another point try same approach there. I'd just look at a map. The lake is full of fishy looking structure so just find something that looks good to you. I don't fish for panfish there in summer. Too much boat / recreational traffic with tubers, jetskis etc. Just get up early and you'll increase your odds. Good luck. Don't catch all of them...

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Fever pretty much got it all. I used to have a cabin on Cedar. Just keep moving if you arent getting anything. It can be a great fishing lake somedays

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Thanks for your info it looks to be a decent lake I have lakemaster in the boat so by the looks of the map i won't run out of spots to try. I am mainly targeting eyes but figured the kids would like to catch some panfish to keep them intrested. Not the best time of year but who knows. Figured I would start around the deep holes in 20 feet or so and see if I can find something. I might try running raps over deep water for some suspended fish if I can graph some have had good luck this time of year on other lakes with that approach. Can't believe I have never fished the lake before beings I live only 20 miles from it so it about time i do so. I'll give a report on sunday or monday.

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Raps over deep water will work, or it has for me in the past... but as stated you will have to deal with boat traffic if you run those in the day time. We have had some luck running cranks after dark or dusk/dawn shallow. It is a good lake with good variety of fish. Good luck.

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Lake has high population of small pike. Anytime you troll cranks be sure to have a leader on. I've never had a problem catching pike on cranks while targeting Walleyes. I've also never had a problem getting bit off while draging snells or ripping jigs for walleyes either. Lately, the last few years now, I've been casting for Bass and I'll still get hit by an occational snot rocket. Lost alot of cranks to those little buggers.

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Off topic a bit.

What kind of line are you using that you lose so many cranks Fever?

I have 10 lb power pro on my primary crankin rod with no leader and I can say with certainty that I have lost 1 crank this summer. And I use that set up a LOT.

Our league is on Cedar in two weeks. Looking forward to it. Bass fishing is always very good there. As noted, pike are a tough nut to crack to get much over 20 inches.

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Hockey,

I've had, on averagem pike in the 24-27 inch range hit spoons quite regularly on the south part of the lake as well as near Camp courage in 9-14fow. I fish Bass almost exclusively though and often time bring 9-12 different set ups out with me. I use flouro on a couple set ups for deep cranking, Power pro on most bait casting set ups ranging from 15 lb up to 65lb. I've lost bass jigs to pike on 50 lb power pro. When casting cranks for bass the main problem isn't the line, as the line without a leader is insignificant. Pike teeth / when they turn their head or do a head shake are similar to a sissors. The problem is the length and size of the crank thrown for bass. Typically bass crank baits are shorter and fatter thus allowing the pike to get more of the crank in the mouth .... thus teeth directly ON the line... the result is often a lost crank. Now, sometimes the fish will hit it towards the back or nearly miss the crank; often times that indicates it isn't quite as aggressive, but when it hits the whole thing... that means you were doing something exactly right and had that fish completely fooled. Basically to sum it up... line doesnt really matter as much as most people think when it comes to pike. It's the size of the crank and the absense of a leader.

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10-4

Totally agree. I wasnt sure if you were targeting pike with cranks(thus probably using slightly larger cranks).

I use Bomber Fat A's and Rapala DT's, and both are fairly sizeable lures. Not too often a pike gets them completely down the gullet.

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Yeah, KVD strike king 1.5's, 2.5's, Mann's baby minus-1's, Rapala DT-4's, Storm sub-worts.... Pike love em and usually if you get hit your lucky to get your crank back. I just hate using leaders with them. So, now on Cedar I just don't throw them. I'll stick more to a spinnerbait and won't get bit off.

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