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Can anyone recommend a good smallmouth lake in the backus/pine river/hackensack/longville area? From the DNR info it appears that Hunter Lake had a decent smallmouth population but non info hon lake access.

any suggestions would be great, thanks!

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I think Woman and Little boy do and portage up by Ten Mile lake and it's all catch and release.

Good luck,

mr

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My top 3 would be Mule, Woman and Big Thunder. Haven't been on Thunder yet this year but have caught fish up to 20" in both Woman and Mule this season. Let us know how you do!

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Woman Lake has probably the best numbers and best size average of all the lakes in the area. Mule would be close second.

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Headed up this weekend so your suggestions are appreciated!

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My Bro-In-Law caught this dandy Smallie out on Huddles Reef on Leech Lake last week. Been fishing Leech my whole life, first Smallie I have ever witnessed caught out there......always heard there were a few there though.

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I know that leech has them it the bigger question of where? We were in a bass tournament a few weeks ago and we had two bags come in with with 6 fish each at 24.5 lbs and 26.5 lbs! Some toads! Now question is where are they now? Anyone have any ideas? Going out in the morning to try to find them... I guess we'll start Huddles Reef and go from there.

Bill N

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I also heard of those tourney bags that came out of Leech in the spring. I heard that those fish were sight fished off of beds. I think it would be hard to pin point smallies out there as the numbers probably aren't that high and there is all that water.... Let us know if you find any!

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Was on Mule this weekend and had some fun catching SM bass. Rigging for walleyes in 22' with crawlers, had good luck catching the bass, not walleyes. In fact did not bump a walleye - I'd go back to Mule for the SM bass though - would love to take a crack at them in the spring or maybe fall with a flyrod and some marabou leeches.

Nice little lake - very clear water but really pretty. Could never see catching alot there, but it's close to our place on Hand Lake, and appears to be easy to fish. Nice breal at 18'-20', and the far end has alot of nice weeds and such for casting if you like. Enjoyed visiting with the retired teacher who was doing a Lakewatch for exotics and all - he was very knowledgeable and has been on the lake since '69 - wealth of history and a nice guy. Give volunteers like him alot of credit for helping us keep things under control - we need 'em.

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Thanks for the report. Mule really is a great little lake. Any size to the bass you caught? They are definately deep this time of year. I usually stick to 18' but I will have to bump out a little bit to see if there are some bigger ones out a little deeper.

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