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Sand and leeches with an occasional crawler. Find yourself 6-10 feet of water off one of many of the bars anywhere around the lake and it will produce some "walldogs". Size on the other hand? Lots in the 11-14 inch range. Did have some minor succes on some 16-18 inch in Fishermans bay. Hardly anyone on the lake this weekend! I've got a "thing" this weekend so it will be two weeks till you get another report from myself.

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Thanks for the reports Sand Burr! smile.gif

UJ

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Forgot to mention Atkin lake produced some nice limits of sunfish. Also I can't remember the name of the bay but it is east of battle island (long island or something) is producing some crappies.

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any reports on the musky action from cedar lake.
was out there on the 12th, and seen many boats fishing for the ski's, myself I just boated a few bass.

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Knoppers,
Late night at the bar????? smile.gif

Cedar lake? This is a Big Sandy/Aitkin report.

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biglakeba$$,

I wish it were the bar, but I am one of those nightshifters.

7/12 report, I figured it would be open to all reports, not just big sandy.;-)

good fishin' this 7/19 all!

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Sure all reports welcome! I hav'nt replied because I don't chase the elusive muskie.

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Where is Cedar Lake?
I couldn't resist that reply knoppers.

I wasn't even aware there was a Cedar lake in Aitkin county.

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yes, united jigsticker is correct, I was on the cedar lake SW of Aitkin.

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Dam lake is on my list of lakes to do, but I haven't don'it yet. I have heard the walleyes are good there.
The one time a gave long lake a drive bye, it was to active with skiers, PWC's and pleasure cruisers.

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Long Lake is very deep (100+ ft) and pretty clear.

Dam Lake is a decent Walleye and Crappie spot, but like knoppers said, this time of year is all about the weekend renegade and their kids.

If you can get out there mid-week the traffic is almost non existent.

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Kinda what I thought too. Mother in law's Cabin is on Long, and have been fishing it for about 3 or 4 years now. Lots of small northerns, and occasional decent walleye. I think problem is lake is so deep, that they head way down in the summer...I want to bring my own rig up there this fall and fish Dam, and maybe a few other in Glen.

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