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We will be on Deer Lake for a week starting July 3rd. We are wondering what the mayfly status is and what the water level is. We we there the same time last year and really enjoyed it. Is everything running a little behind normal as far as the seasonal conditions?
Any other info will be appreciated.

Thanks & keep the bobber bobbing!

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Sorry, I am talking about the Deer Lake just South of Moose Lake. Northeast of Deer River, Northwest of Grand Rapids.
Thanks.

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Water levels are a little obove last year. Water temps are in the low 60's. I have'nt seen any significant mayfly hatch yet.
What will you be mainly fishing for?

[This message has been edited by esoxmn (edited 06-23-2004).]

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Thanks for the response "esoxm". We will probably fish the humps at night for walleye and smallies. During the day we might check out the bay by the boat landing for large mouth.
I would like to find the old boat launch on the east side. I have been told that you can find some nice crappie there. Any ideas where that is?
If you have any more ideas let me know.
I am dissapointed to hear the Mayfly hatch has not hit Deer yet. According to another post it hit Moose early last week so I thought may be it would have passed by the time we get there.
Thanks again!!

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Thanks Gary.

Let me know if you hear anymore. And let me know if you know about the old boat launch on the east side.

Thanks.
Jay

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I don't know where the old boat launch is, but ill see if i can find out.

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Mayflies have hatched. Been here a week and have not been able to get on lake yet because of high winds. Old access is on east side of lake. If you know where Bear island is, go to south of that into Wilcox bay. Old access is north of the bay past sand beach near white boathouse. Water shallow so be careful. Pick up a hotspots map for Deer Lake. Hope this helps.

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I've had some trophy size bass follow up while muskie fishing on the flat just east of battle ship island.

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Gary

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Was on Deer Last week and there were quite a few mayflies around....not a major hatch but probably most of them. Hope this helps!

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Thanks one and all for your posts. Your information is very helpful. leegs1. are you on Deer a lot? If so, and you would like to share any other info, please do so. You can e-mail me direct if you would like.
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Thanks again to all!!

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I just got back. It looks like the walleye bite is going pretty good, saw alot of people with stringers. the boat landing bay was full of panfish and bass. The mayflies are still hatching, but not in big numbers.

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Gary

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Getting pack up and ready to leave on Friday afternoon. Any last minute reports??

Thank You.

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Big Time mayfly hatch Sunday night...Mayflys everywhere.

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We just returned from Deer Lake. Cold and rainy most of the time. BUT, Thursday morning 11:37 A.M. during partly cloudy conditions we boated a 29" 10 lb Wally using a crappie jig and leech.
It made the week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for all your imput.

Jay

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