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No...but I just checked it out (DNR website). Looks interesting...has good crappie #'s too...let's do it.

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I haven't fished Ann in quite a few years and never in the winter. I have fished it in the spring time and caught nice sunfish in the shallows. Had to sort, but got some decent ones in the past.

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has anyone fished this lake according to the survey it looks pretty good for walleyes and is a small body of water. maybe i can get ackotz to go with me this weekend and give it a try

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If you are not familiar with Ann you might not want to go there. When it flooded a couple of years ago a lot of fish died. It used to be a decent lake, but i heard that it sucks since the flood.

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What happened was that when the lake flooded the were some septic systems that were drained or seeped into the lake. This did happen and there were a lot of dead fish washing up on shore. I talked to the fisheries agent at the Montrose office and he said that the lake still has a healthy supply of fish. They tested the lake after the flood. By looking at the lake info on the DNR website you can tell the stock the heck out of this lake.

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If my memory serves me...probably not...the lake was poisoned off and restocked about 5 years ago. I worked with someone who lives on the lake and it was done with the lake association's consent (lot's of rough fish). Now, I guess it's pretty good, but the water clarity is still an issue. If the water is dingy, I would look shallow for pani's during the day. Nav

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Central MN rivers & lakes

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This is the email response I got from the question about the septic systems flooding:

5/30/03
"There was a partial kill on Ann lake last year. However, the kill was not significant enough to remove all of the fish. We have recently netted and electrofished the lake and found plenty of walleye, crappie, bass and bluegill. Fishing may be a little slower than previous years due to a slightly lower density fish population. There will definitely be a rebound quickly though."
Eric R. Altena
Fisheries Specialist
7372 State HWY 25 SW
Montrose, MN 55363
763.675.3301

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...and that's what I call a "tantalizing" grin.gif response...sounds to me, it's "as good a shot" as any other lake in the area...

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