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Smallie Lakes around Leech???


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Does anyone know of any good smallmouth lakes within say a 30 mile distance from Leech. I spend the 1st week in July on Leech and would like to get on a good smallmouth bite somewhere in the area. Any recommendations would help. I don't need specifics, or spots, just some lakes that people know have a good, fishable population of smallies.

thanks---fisher98

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Portage by Ten Mile(catch and release only), Potato, Big Sand, Belle Taine, Little Sand, and Big Mantrap all are nice Smallie lakes .......Get ahold of me and I'd be glad to give you more info........

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Baby Lake south of Leech. Caught so many small mouth last year, fishing for walleyes it ticked me off. One was 19 1/2 inches. Thought I had a huge walleye for a couple seconds. Big disapointment.

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How can a smallie of that size be a dissapointment??? Your call sign being just4fun...that sounds like fun to me! grin.gif

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I run into smallies all the time walleye fishing on Woman Lake. Not great numbers, but very impressive size. Plenty of Smallies beyond 18" and last fall I ran into a 21" and a 19.5" on a weekend. I would think they would be a lot of fun for a Smallie fisherman to target. I don't see many guys fishing for them on Woman either. I have only ever targeted them on that lake once (I do very little bass fishing)and had a big one on but lost it when it jumped and threw the hook. Ironically, the only fish I landed that day were walleyes. Go figure.

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Word of warning for Mann, though...

you will need a VERY small boat to get through from the public access from Baby Lake. I have heard that Wildwood beach resort will only allow guests of their lodge, or lake association members to use their launch.

Gotta be a real small boat to get through... Anything larger than a standard V-Hull will not fit.

Steve

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I suppose I should say Hi to Bill.. :-)

I'll be up the first weekend in June.

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