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Warner Lake???

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Anyone ever fish Warner Lake? I’m looking to go there and fish for CARP but I’ve never been before. Someone told me there are some big ones there, so I thought maybe people on this forum would have more info. I’ll be fishing from shore so what’s the lake access like? Are there lots of weeds...things or like that? Really, any info will be helpful.


Jim C

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I have no information about Warner but I thought I would make a suggestion. Little Rock Lake (by Rice MN) has some monster carp in there and there are some fantastic numbers. I was there last year over Memorial weekend and saw tons of them. Good luck!

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I am a little bit familiar with Warner Lake although I have never fished there. I worked on a shoreland revegetation project near the Nature Center a few summers ago and visit a few times a year. I have seen a lot of carp when I've been there. The lake has vegetation but you could fish from shore form almost anywhere on the lake without getting to snagged up. There is a beach on the lake and also a fishing peer. The access is pretty nice, lots of parking at the boat launch, near the beach(peer) and also at the Nature Center. There is a trail that goes all the way around the lake (though isn't that close to the lakeshore). There is also a decent size creek outlet and bridge near the Nature Center. I've personnaly seen carp hugging the shore near the Nature Center, the deeper hole near the outlet creek, and off the fishing peer. Doesn't seem to be too much fishing pressure. I've only seen a few boats out there. It's busiest in the summer when the beach fills up. Hope this info is helpful. It's is really a nice park. Hope the fishing is good if you make it there!

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Tons of stunted crappies; some decent gills; and some quality sized pike. You can usually see carp swimming under the bridge if the water level is high enough.

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