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Tried E. Twin and Benton yesterday and came home empty handed. Better luck next time. tuk

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Hi TUK

Lake Benton has been slow all summer. Lets hope this winter is better. The guy that treated the lake this spring said we would have great fishing this summer. Hope he knows more abought treating lakes then he knows abought fishing. cool.gif

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Hey Fowlguy, long time no see.I would rather put up with the weeds and catch a few fish than come home empty handed. I thought the water had a brownish tint to it, it certainly wasn't green! No floaters,no algae, no nothin. I don't think weeds are such a bad thing on lakes with a max depth of 10' Just my opinion though. Gotta start workin on the shanty one of these weekends, gonna try and lighten it up a little crazy.gif

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No weeds on Benton??? Are there any weeds at all? I sure hope it doesn't affect the fishing too much.

Does anyone know if Steve's Resort is still open? I heard it was sold last winter but I didn't hear if it was going to be managed as a resort again.

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The resort is now called Becker's Resort and they are doing very well. They've put a lot of work into remodeling and are continuing to do so. As far as fishing on Benton, there have been 1-2 4-5lb fish every week in the local paper. I wouldn't expect the fishing to be great the 1st year. The bait fish have lost alot of cover and the fish have plenty of forage. It will take awhile for the fish to establish a new pattern. Weeds are good, but not when they were not suppose to be there in the first place. The fish are there, they're just not biting but at least they are accessible. Don't worry. We're talking about a weed. It will never be 100% eliminated!

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Hey Fellas-

What's been happening back home? I check this forum often for reports on my favorite lakes from back there. Shaokotan, Benton, Wood, Dead Coon,Perch, Hendricks. I really miss fishing these lakes.

I am thinking of coming back for a day or two this fall.

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