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I will be on a family vacation at Mantrap Lodge on Big Mantrap the week of Agust 14th. I'm an avid largemouth/smallmouth bass fisherman. Does anyone have any uiseful tips. Is this a good bass lake or should I explore some different lakes.

Thanks for the help

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Just got back from Big Mantrap this week. Seems the largemouth bass were the only thing biting due to the recent heat wave. Caught lots in the 2-3 pound range. Try fishing plastics rigged weedless in the pencil reeds and lily pads.

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We just came back from PR area last week.

We fished Big Toad 2 days and were fishing for crappies mostly.

We picked up quite a few bass fishing with just a plain hook with either a minnow or leach attached, some in the 2-3 lb range. Some in the 4-5 oz range. grin.gif

Anyways, I know Mantrap is a different direction than Toad, but just thought I'd throw that out for you.

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We just got back from Mantrap last week. Worked the bass pretty hard and got some nicer bass scattered througout the lake. Weed flats with topwater baits was the best pattern. I landed two 40" muskies using a large Zara Spook on 12 pound test along with quite a few bass. The Muskies were a nice surprise since I've never caught one before.

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I fished Mantrap for the first time last Sat. from 6:30 to 11:30 AM. The scenery was awesome but the fishing was not so good. I caught a nice 30" Northern, a 24" Musky and a couple of Bass. The largest bass was 19". Too much shoreline, too little time. Both bass came on a weedless frog type lure back in the pads. The northern and the muskie were caught on a buzz bait. I can now cross off one more lake on the list of 10,000.


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