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Has anyone fished this lake? I have a friend that has a cabin on this lake and swears there are no fish in the lake. Over beers the other night we ade a friendly wager that I could catch bass or northern. Now that I have put my foot in my mouth without doing my homework I need anyone advice, recommendations. I hate too lose! Especially to this guy. Thanks : Germy

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Germy....Haven't fished this one myself, but have studied the survey reports and contour map quite a bit. It's an interesting lake...deep with lots of structure. A little different than the prairie bowl lakes surrounding it. Has good populations of walleye, bass and northern. Not a lot of thick weeds like other area lakes. South and southeast shorelines seem to hold the best bass and northern habitat. There are also the broad flats/shallows on the north end, worthy of trolling. Planning to complete the wager this fall? Then try pitching jig worms into the soft weed edges, and openings in the pencil reeds. Spring time walleye fishing can be great...long bar off the west end with some nice underwater humps. Think of the lake in three sections: north end, shallow flats, shelfs; mid lake: structure, points, humps, bars; south lake: deep holes, defined weed edge...nice point off the south end. Good luck Germy....I'm sure you can hook a bucketmouth or snake northern...(96 survey should 30% of the pike in the 25-29 inch class!)

good luck...

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mistermom

You won't lose the bet. It's a good lake. I've fished it many times. Ghotierman's advice should put you on fish. Good luck.

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Kicker

Amelia is not a bad lake at all. I have had some my best bass fishing of my life on this lake. Fish the far end from the access and work the pencil reeds with a spinner bait or the outside edges with a plastic worm. Both will work.

Also, as you head left from the landing there are some real deep points coming out on your left, work these with a crank bait or jig...You can catch bass there as well.

The walleye fishing in the last few years has kind of dropped off for some reason, but there are still walleyes in there. Try working the shoreline and point--across and to the left of the landing--along the pastured out farmland. This area offers a sharp break line and the point there is very deep.

As for northerns, they are there also.

Good luck!!

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