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Z-boy

Have you guys herd anything about island lake near sturgen lake
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fisher13

i limited out on island last week every fish was over 20 inches. 3 guys caught about 54 fish in an evening. try the 40' hole on the other side of the access or the shallows around the sunken island.

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unclejake

How's the icefishing going so far on this lake? How about Sturgeon Lake? Ice reports and/or fishing reports?
Thanks!

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Guest

Ice on Island is about 7 inches and there is plenty of fourwheeler and snowmobile traffic. Some people are driving their vehicles out from the access but I wouldn't reccomend it. Most of the crappies have been on the smaller side with a smattering of walleye here and there. Havn't heard much about Sturgeon yet.

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Ray Esboldt

Here Fishy Fishy,

Dig the name. Welcome to FishingMinnesota.com and thanks for the report.

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Ice chopper

Fishy is right I was there this last weekend and there is so much driving going on that all you here is popping and cracking at least you dont have to jig your pole the water rising up and down in your hole does a good enogh job. be back this weekend see yaa

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    • Skibo
      The landing at Stuntz Bay is private and for members only, and the docks are for landing and loading boats only.  No boats are allowed to be left at the docks, not even member boats.
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