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Bambito

Anyone ever fish lake Emily northeast of brainerd? We stayed at the resort there way back in the day. Just wondering if the resort is decent and if fishing is worth a three or four night stay? Thanks a bunch!

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pathogen

I've fished it for panfish last year. Caught lots of crappie and sunnies although the crappies ran mostly on the small side. Walleye fishing can be very good but not always easy to locate them. You can navigate the channel to Lake Mary as well and it gives you additional water and options to pursue.

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bigbucks

We're staying on Mary for a week the week of the 4th. Where would a guy expect to find the crappies on either of those lakes about then? I know they're not large, but having never fished it before don't really know where the good weedlines are.

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bigbucks

Anybody have any somewhat recent reports from either Emily or Mary? Fishing blind here, anything could be of help.

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mattpaumen

I fished Mary a couple weeks back while staying at my folks cabin. There were LOTS of little crappies suspended around the couple humps on the south part of the lake. Nothing over 9", but my daughter had fun catching some. You could also try along the north shore east of the river on Emily for gills and crappies. Good luck!

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Riverratpete

In the channel leading into Mary there is a nice deep hole at the entrance to Mary that can be good sometimes.

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bigbucks

Thanks guys

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