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anamod

Horseshoe Lake Merrifield

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anamod

Anyone every fished this lake? Don't need to know honey holes, just want a general impression.

Thanks

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Meat-Run

It's a good bass, panfish lake.

MR

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leech~~

Pike, bass, panfish not much in the way of Walleye's. It has a lot of sand that comes out pretty far from shore in some areas so watch your locator.

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smartguy

good crappies if you can find them

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buddha

The last time I stayed on the lake it was August of 2006, so not the most recent of reports. The lake was low at the time but I followed weedlines with Raps and caught all the pike and bass a guy could want. I didn't target panfish and tried for eyes but plenty of pike and bass to keep you busy.

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Bigsmitty

Pretty darn good walleye lake. I have caught lots in there.

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hart0670

I'll be coming up with a group of guys to stay at a cabin on Horseshoe the weekend of Feb. 14th. Anyone have any tips for ice fishing this lake? We will probably be looking to fish tip ups for pike and then jigging for crappies, sunnies, etc. Any tips are appreciated!

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Getanet

My buddy's cabin is on that lake. Very sandy, very clear water. As others have mentioned, you should do well for pike and bass on tips ups. The east side of the "shoe" has much deeper holes, and that side of the lake usually is where the permanent houses set up, if that means anything. The west side of the "shoe" doesn't have as many deep holes.

My general impression...we usually go across Hwy 3 and fish Pelican.

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hart0670

Haha, ya, well we will probably just fish Horseshoe as it's easier to warm up and or get beer by just walking back in the cabin, but you're not the first one who has said to try Pelican. Thanks for the info though, much appreciated.

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Getanet

Don't worry, we never catch much on Pelican either! If it's a beer swilling kind of weekend, Horseshoe should keep you entertained.

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hart0670

Got out on Horseshoe yesterday. Fished with a group of guys from around 12-6. We targeted the east side of the lake and fished around 10-12 FOW. Caught a few pike, and got into some decent numbers of sunnies. Also caught some crappies, but none with any real size. It seemed like sunnies were moving around in schools. We probably would have caught more had we been willing to hole hop. It was still a fun afternoon.

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JP Z

Sounds like it was a fun time. Thanks for the update Hart!

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