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I will be fishing this lake for the opener. Wondered if anyone had any info on this lake as I have never fished it before. Thanks

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I have only fished this lake in July so I don't know how helpful my post will be for you. However, I can tell you that there is a tremendous amount of 9-12 inch crappies in this lake. My family spends a week each July at Brookside Resort and last year we had a great time going after these fish. They were extremely aggressive and would hit just about anything (i.e. beetle spins,crappie minnows, small rapalas). I would imagine they would be even more aggressive this time of year.

The most productive shoreline for walleyes in July is from the creek next to Brookside Resort to the mouth of the inlet or channel that leads to the other part of the lake. We have had success backtrolling with a spinner/minnow(shiner) combo or trolling with a shallow diver.

There is also a secret hump that is not located on the lake map. Its kind of hard to explain, but I'll try anyway. If you go straight out from the public boat launch - keep left of the small island - until you hit the point. Go straight out from the point and the depths should go from about 25 feet to 9 feet or so.

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There is a pile of ice up here yet over 2 feet so it will be a late ice out. Go real sallow in front of cattails and pitch jigs tipped with shiners. Good luck

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    • Brianf.
      Saw on MPR that this year had been even warmer than 2012.  If this weather pattern continues, Lake V will be ice out before the March 28th date from 2012. 
    • Dash 1
      Awesome fish. Way to go.
    • gimruis
      That is a true giant slab around here.
    • chucker1101
      I did a lot of crappie fishing in 2012.   I'd say April 1 is a conservative guess. March 25 seems doable. Depends on the rain and the wind in March. 
    • CigarGuy
      Do you park at The Landing or have someplace closer? That would be a hall from The Landing!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I hate to start this thread early, but this ice doesn't have much of a chance this season. It's about half as thick as it should be, there is no snow cover to protect it from the March sun, and it continues to be abnormally warm. Let's hear those ice-out predictions.   I expect the smaller bays to be open by the last weekend of March with the main lake soon after, likely prior to April 1st. Earliest ice-out on record is March 28th, 2012.   On the plus side, the spawn be done long before fishing opener. Combine the reduced walleye harvest with the longer growing season, and this should translate into a better walleye class for the lake.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I walked into my place late Friday night. It was beautiful - a full moon, no snow and single digits so the lake was making all kinds of noise, wolves howling, and the kicker.....no wind. The only difficult component to walking was the ATV and snowmobile impressions left in the ice. Every once in a while my foot would catch a rise in the ice and I would stumble and almost fall. Besides that, it was a perfect night. Unfortunately I had a schedule to keep, otherwise I would have started a midnight bonfire to stay out and enjoy the evening even longer.
    • Mike89
    • Kettle
      Maybe a replica but it's still swimming 
    • smurfy
      So is it going on the wall??
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