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Scouts211

Wondering what the scoop is on Camp lake along Hwy 10 between Clear Lake and Becker. I see people fishing there quite a bit. I assume it is panfish? Any size to the fish on that lake worth keeping? Thanks for the info!

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Rick G

Some panfish, bass and

 Northerns,  mostly smaller sunfish though, w a keeper now and then from what I'm told. Haven't fished it in atleat 5 winter now. 

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Wanderer

I’ve noticed the pressure on it too over about the past 5 years.  Couple weeks ago seemed like less than normal and that usually tells the story.  
 

Shoulda been there yesterday isn’t the same as shoulda been there when @Rick G was!

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DonkeyHodey

I like the lake.

It had a terrible reputation for years because of a livestock lot dumping cow poo into the lake on the North side and leading to nothing but winterkill and bullheads.

That changed about a decade or two ago.  Now it's a decent little sunny/bass/northern lake.  (DNR report from 2009 says there's not a lot of northerns--not true!; there's a lot fever bullheads in the lake now as well.  Norts and bass ate most of them...)

 

I suspect fishing pressure is higher in the winter than open water season.

In the summer I know kayakers like camp lake because there are few big boats in the lake because the access is really shallow.  (no big boats = no tubers/wake boarders.  Which I like.).

Give it a try.  It's a nice lake.

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Rick

Welcome to FM @Scouts211.

 

If you fish it could you let us know how it goes and share pics if you take any?

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Scouts211

Thanks for the feed back!  I went out yesterday afternoon and caught plenty of fish but they were all little fish.  This would be a good lake if you want to keep kids busy catching fish. 

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