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broodwich

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broodwich

I'm heading there on Thursday for some smallies. I'm not looking for spots (have a few in mind) just some helpful info. Are they pre spawn, post spawn, spawning? recent water temp? depth range? etc.... Thanks for any info you guys got.

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Cicada

Curious as to why? I have heard that they are there, but other lakes in the area might produce more and better luck. You are near Juggler when you are by BM. I was there a couple of weeks ago and we caught some nice smallies. A guy I work with was on Juggler last weekend and he said the smallies were on the beds. Long or Lost nw of BM also has some nice smallies. We haven't caught many there, but they were nice size.

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paceman

Had a buddy on Cormorant last night. lots of smallies on their beds.

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huntnfish

Curious as to why? I have heard that they are there, but other lakes in the area might produce more and better luck. You are near Juggler when you are by BM. I was there a couple of weeks ago and we caught some nice smallies. A guy I work with was on Juggler last weekend and he said the smallies were on the beds. Long or Lost nw of BM also has some nice smallies. We haven't caught many there, but they were nice size.

I second this. Long lost is fun with all the flooded timber. I've pulled a few pigs out of the trees there. The access isn't fun but its definitely worth it.

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Prairiefire

Look around the docks. They will spawn close to most of the docks on the lake. Toss a wacky senko and try not to set too early. With that gin clear water you will see most of the fish as they cruise over to eat it. BM is an awesome smallie lake during the spawn season.

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BM is only lake I have been on in this area that the you can drop a rock and watch it hit the bottom 40' below it is so clear, tons of trout too that can be easy to catch at certain times of the year.....decent walleye fishing mainly at night.

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HunterLee

I didn't see any the other day near shore or caught any. But was not after them either. Surface temp on the depth finder was 68 not that that means much. Water was cold when I stepped in it.

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broodwich

Figured I would give a follow-up. Fishing was slow. Caught a few nothing over 17 though. Found fish on beds but had a hard time staying on them with north wind in the 15mph range. Beds were from 4ft to 18ft but with the wind and cloudy skies fishing beds deeper than 8ft was next to impossible. Also it took us over 2 hours to get home because of the severe weather we drove into. Overall had a fun day fishing, the lake has so much potential. I'm hoping I get back up there in September.

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