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Fish Flu

My buddy has a cabin in Remer area on Vermilion. Each season we been searching for smaller lakes to try for crappies and eventually walleyes at opener. The last 2 years we tried Split Hand and Jessie. Only to go to the launch the first day we get to the cabin to check out the launch. We ended up not being able to launch on either since the water was too low and settled for bigger water. Is the water level up any better to go back to those two lakes or does anyone have any other smaller lakes that we should try. Boat we have is a Pro V 1800 w/ 135 Optimax. Any information willbe appreciated.

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willowcat

Give Dora Lake a try.

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Fish Flu

what town is that lake closest to? do they have an public access that I can get my boat in?

Thanks!
may the fish be with you

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Fish Flu

what a joke!!!!!!
checked out dora on dnr site and from the looks of it, sounds like dora is a carp & bullhead hole. I thought this was an informational site not one that would mis-lead people....you can do better than that.

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BIG ISLAND DUDE

Actually I have caught a few fish out of dora... and they werent carp or bullhead.
I usually fish the Bigfork from dora to Wirt and do really well on the Pike and Jumbo Perch.
This site is full of good info, Maybe this person wasnt trying to mislead you. There are tons of good smaller lakes in the area. I have about 3 or 4 that I fish all the time. There are some really good map books that you can buy, they will definetly help you make a better decision on where to go.

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full force five

How about you find out for yourself? If you looked any further you would have noticed that the Big Fork river flows in and out of Dora lake. You could prolly catch anything from Muskie - Walleye, perch and sunnies in Dora. You never know. Drop a small boat in and find out. . .

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willowcat

Yea, I can do better than that! It was just a sugestion based on my personal experience. But it sounds like you got it all figured out now.

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Fish Flu

Willowcat....

my apologies to you...

i did look at the map of minny & checked out the dnr website and found that the lake's depth max was approx. 18 feet. Which led me to belive the lake would go through winter kill each year. I will keep searching for other lakes and look in to Dora and post future feedback for all you forum users.

thanks and sorry!

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winterse

It has been a couple of years, but I limited out on nice eater size walleyes on Dora just after the opener several times. Dora is good for Walleyes, you just have to know where to fish them.

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willowcat

Not a problem, I'm just trying to help out. I've taken limits of Crappies and nice walleyes out of that lake in past years, not to mention big northerns as well. I got some friends that had a cabin on that lake a few years back, they always did well fishing it. I don't know how many Dora Lakes there are in the northern part of the state, but just so we're on the same page I'm refering to the one in Itaska County. N.W. of Squaw Lake- north of Sand Lake. Hwy 29 crosses over the north end of the lake.

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Willow Cat's correct.
Dora Lake can be a great lake......and it's OPEN NOW.
There's a good chance I'll be perch fishing there tomorrow grin.gifgrin.gif
It's also got a healthy walleye and northern population.
Dora also has a good boat ramp and parking lot.

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BIG ISLAND DUDE

Dora is the greatest lake ever I think it is the only lake I will fish this year. grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif


I cant resist sarcasm...

Seriously,
How about fishing from the bridge, I often see a lot of people fishing at the bridge what do they catch and would this time of year be good fishing there.

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Yes jessie has been low the past few years, hard to get the boats in and out. Have you been going to public landing or out of a resort? I will be up a Jessie next weekend I will check out water level.

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Fish Flu

Thanks again for the in-put.

All you that have replied.

Have really changed my opinion on the website since my toilet mouth ran wild. Jessielake67 if you can, that would be great if you could tell what the access & water level is like. We tried the resort access and it was too shallow to put in.

may the fish be with you!

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The ice blew off Jessie on sat. morning. The water is up from last fall,but we could still use some rain before opener. The forest service blew up the beaver ****s north of the lake last week to help the walleye spawn.

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