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Johnsonator

Bear Lake and Little Bear Lake???

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Johnsonator

Anyone fished either of these lakes. I am going up to a friends cabin near these two and will be giving them a try. Looking for crappies or walleyes. Any info on these lakes is apprecieated. Thanks

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Greg Clusiau

Johnsonator ~

They are pretty much opposites of one another. Big Bear is a shallow, bog-stained, bowl-type lake with not a lot of structure (other then a moderate shoreline break), has nice fish but catching them is usually a hit-or-miss endeavor.

Little Bear has a history of freezing out every once in a while but has bounced back with a decent population of smaller crappies (I went up there once this winter, caught fish and never went back. what's that tell you). It has a couple deeper holes
and is mostly spring-fed.

All-in-all, they're okay, average caliber lakes. Have some fish but nothing special.

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Johnsonator

Are there any different lakes in that area that you might recommend? Thanks

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Greg Clusiau

Johnsonator ~

What's your e-mail addy?

Greg C.

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cas

I've fished big bear earlier this year with no luck. I never had fished it, but have heard there are nice panfish in the lake. If your going for size not numbers it might be a lake to try. One spot on the lake would be towards the south end in a deeper hole i think aroud 20ft. This was for crappies. post what you did on this lake or others. Good Luck!!!

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Johnsonator

I looked at the dnr page on Bear lake and it showes that they have been stocking walleyes since 1998. Is the walleye fishing any good. The netting counts shows high numbers of walleyes, the lake structure looks like it would be easy to find them.

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Johnsonator

I looked at the dnr page on Bear lake and it showes that they have been stocking walleyes since 1998. Is the walleye fishing any good. The netting counts shows high numbers of walleyes, the lake structure looks like it would be easy to find them.

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fishermn

Greg C,

Did you get my email a couple weeks back? I never did managae to get out to that lake, but still am considering it.

Thanks,
D

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rockhardinmn

bear lake can be just as any other lake ,, good at times . seen there was post of there being 20'hole there ? it would be news to a great many people if there was , most of the lake is approx 15'.. this is a dark coffee watered lake . nice summer campground also with decent sand beach.. i wouldnt go there with the thought that it is a " easy" lake to fish .

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Greg Clusiau

Rockhard ~ Your right about the 20 foot hole. I spotted that right away. Also, if you can find 15' you're doing pretty good on that pond. Lots of 12-13' water in Big Bear.

Fishermn ~ Can't recall an e-mail.

Just got in the door with a nice catch of crappies.

P.S. They didn't come from Bear Lake.

Greg C.

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cas

Yeah you guys are right. thought i'd try and find it monday with no luck. the best i could do was 15ft. No luck on this lake.

Anyone been hearing of a good crappie bite??

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Greg C.

I re-sent that email. Did ya get it this time??

Thanks,
D

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fishermn

Greg,

Yep, I had the address right, I copied it right off one of the forum pages...

I will try sending it from my other email account. Will do that right now, let me know if ya get that one.

Thanks,
D

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rockhardinmn
wink.gif Hey Greg . you are right about the depth .lets just say that i will give out some info but not every one i know Ok ? grin.gif now Lets see, where you you comming from with those Crappies ? hahah gotcha,, dont need to say thou- haha .. but any how listen thinking of comming up towards end of feb early March ... would sure like to try and hook up with you and cousin P. if not on the water over a cup of coffee and get a few laughs over Uncle Jack.. his Passing has taught me i thing thou frown.gif.. to Check my F***** mail sooner!

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