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Maple Grove/Plymouth area lakes


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I haven't been out on Fish Lake or Pike/Eagle lakes in awhile. Anyone have fishing reports out of there? I usually target bass, northern and muskies. Are there any other good lakes in the Maple Grove/Plymouth area that I should try?

I was out on Rice Lake a few times this year (I can walk my canoe over to that lake), but as far as "game" fish go... that lake is completely dead this year.

Anyone know if there are fish in Lake Edward in Maple Grove? I've seen people fishing there, but never paid much attention to whether they were catching or not.

KW

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Replying to myself is odd.

I was curious about this "North Arbor Lake" in Maple Grove after I read in Outdoor News that the state record sunfish was caught in there in June so I did a google search of the lake. The city has motioned to ban fishing in North Arbor Lake. I'm not too happy about that. I never even had a chance to fish it!

KW

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When I was a kid I shore-fished Medicine Lake almost every single day with my dad. Later he bought a motor and we rented boats from Harveys at least once a week. Then even later he bought a boat and we went out there a few times. Over the years I caught fewer and fewer and smaller and smaller fish in Medicine Lake.

I checked out the Medicine Lake thread here, though, and it looks like pretty great fishing! Medicine Lake is a little too busy for me though.

One spot "on" Medicine Lake that interests me is the backwaters nearest Rockford Road. I used to fish back there a lot when I was younger and caught nice bass and northerns. It was very weed-choked last year when I went back there, but this year I have a canoe and I think I could drop it in and try some baits to see if I could pull some fish out of there again.

I also recall another small backwater/pond to the east side of the Clifton E French main driveway. I'm not sure you can see that pond/backwater through the brush these days, but I always wanted to throw a line in down there to see if there were any fish. Anyone ever tried it back there?

KW

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  • 2 weeks later...

Eagle has been fairlys slow for me and fish has really slowed down in the last couple of weeks.Was out on fish Wed night. I missed one pig and that was all the action other than the fact when we got to the lake the dock and sandy shore by it was bein used for some kind of photo shoot for a girl in a bikini in her late teens or early 20's. Did anyone else see that?????? shocked.gif

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Went out on Eagle/Pike with my buddy last monday with my scanoe. Just bought a depth finder 2 weeks ago so we were able to follow a little structure rather than fishing blind. I've had really good luck in Pike (never much luck in Eagle), but we didn't get a single strike last monday. NOTHING. We ran some topwater near the pads over 8ft of water, then we sank some worms near the pads. Finally gave up and started running cranks in the dropoffs. Gave up on that and trolled around for awhile. Eventually we just drove around until we decided to pack it up.

Sounds like the fishing is picking up again though so I'm getting pretty excited to get out again.

KW

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Fished Eagle for Bass last night. We boated three small ones. Missed a couple that were decent, but it was very, very slow. Also, had a musky hit a spinnerbait about 2 feet from the boat that scared the crap out of me.

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Lake Edwards is full of sunfish.

The Northerns are very plentiful on Fish Lake these days. One just needs to get down about 12 ft or so on the outer weedline.

Eagle has been slow.

Fish the mid-lake humps on Medicine Lake for the big pike.

Good luck.

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