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has anyone heard about this lake in rogers. We where out there last night. We had to get permission to park in somones drive way because there is no acess. There was a few people out there that lived on the lake and they where having a fit that we where out there. I know someone that was out there last week and cought a bunch of nice waleyes. Just wondering if anyone knew anything about this lake.

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ok, you have to tell me where this lake is. the only lake I know of with walleyes is diamond lake and they are more like minnows.

I'll ask around...

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yeah I have fished diamond last year with all doinkers. Henry is between rogers and hanover. coming from elk river you keep going straight through downtown rogers to the T take a right on teritorial rd. go about a couple miles and take a left on tucker rd. go about 1-2 miles and u will see it on the right if you have gone to the stop sign at bectold rd. you went to far. It almost looks like a pond but they are out in the far corner. There was only one house out there yesterday. We where fishing in 7ft of water and I had at least a couple nice ones on but couldent manage to land them.

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Hey snowmaster I hope you told those who where "having a fit" to kiss your you know what. What the bleep do they care if somebody granted you permission to gain access to the lake on thier property!? They can have all the fits they want, but if somebody gave you permission then there is nothing they can do about it.

~piker

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yeah your telling me its not even a private lake just no access and where the road is next to the lake you cant park so you need to park somewhere. The one house I asked she said her husband would be mad if she let us go out there so I know there out there. I am going out there again today so I will let you know

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I live about 2 miles away from henry and 2 of my buddies live on the lake. I think i kno who was giving u a hard time they are the only ones i have heard of fishing it and they are pretty weird abut people hunting and fishing on that lake they think they own it or something. It used to be a public lake until they complained so much that they posted no parking signs. they are catching 12-14 in. walleyes and some sunfish. I haven't tried fishing it this year.

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I was told that they where catching 14-16 inchers and a few 20+ where caught. Yeah it really suck that you cant park anywhere otherwise I would go out there more often.

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snowmaster113,

So when you said the natives were restless, are we talking about actual verbal confrontation or what.

I have been in that general area quite a bit, so thought I would just take a peek before I headed home from work. You aren't kidding, that lake is hardly a lake and looks more like a duck pond. I knew I was at the right place by all the no parking signs up and down the roads. I also did a turn around on a "private road" which also indicated 24 hour video surveillance. I'm not sure what I like more about your info...the 15-16" walleye bite or that the locals don't want people out there. I might just have to make a covert operation with a buddy and a four wheeler. Since we now have some snow cover, the ol fish trap should pull nicely in the ditches.

Do you know of all the land surroundnig the "lake" is private or is there any preserve type land a guy could take out and not trespass?

When I went by at sundown tonight, I didn't see a soul however did see some fresh snowmobile tracks heading to the opposite end of the lake from the road.

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yeah the first house that we asked to go out at said that there is an esment where the road and lake meet where all the no parking signs are. She said that if you where to get droped off or take the wheeler through there its not private property. And yeah there was some people out there when we were out there and they asked us who we knew on the lake and if we lived here. They said we cant be on it if we didnt know anyone. I said that its not a private lake and you can get on without trespassing on the road. He quickly went back to his fish house and didnt say anything. mabie I will see you out there if you head out.

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Great news snowmaster!

I know right where you are talking about and that is just the info I needed to get fishing trip into action!

Since the company out there might be a bit hostile ,if ya see a black Frabill XLT--feel free to come on over

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snowmaster,

I scouteted out the lake and yes, it's semi impossible to find parking. Now you said that you had a couple nice ones out there but couldn't land them. You also said that some folks said they are catching 14-16" walleye out there.

Well after a couple dry runs to figure out parking and how one can get on the lake, I decided to set-up an outing this morning with a nieghbor and a ATV. I also ran into a sheriff and asked him some questions as well, since he was stationed in a driveway right across from the only known access (not marked) to the lake. He was very helpful and did confirm that it was not private and how I could get on legally.

So, since you have done all of use at FM a great service and gave such nice directions to this little lake, I will do the same.

The hear say and the misfortune of not landing our hits are all correct. We did the morning bite and ended up landing 5 walleye in 7 ft of water. Yes, five and we missed a couple as well. Naturally, a guy needs to eat so we took 4 nice 14" home for lunch.

Thanks and keep up the good work.

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I pulled up when Booshy was leaving and man you should have decided to stay just a bit longer. Nother over 16inches but we had a great time. You are right though, parking sucks. We staighed until 6:00 but haden't caught a fish in an hour before then. A lot of traffic and people coming onto the lake around 2:30 and the bite gradually slowed after that. At the end, they go even shallower yet or just shut off. Who know's, in 7 ft. of water, all the commotion could have spooked them too. I soppose we iced 25 eyes overall and keeping just enough for dinner.

Thanks a bunch for the heads up on this spot. I'm not one to use the forum in place of my Vexilar but at the time, I needed someone to throw me a bone.

P.S. Can't help but think about a canoe out there in the spring.

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I have a long time friend that grew up about a half a city block from the lake. He used to go out there duck and goose hunting. It used to be a DNR walleye rearing pond. The lake is surrounded by private land except for the water inlet. That is where you are talking about the "No Parking Signs".

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Well I am glad that the walleyes are biting out there. Im sure the locals love me putting this lake on the map but I like to share where the fish are biting for me. Well I am planning on trying on tuesday so I will let you know how I did.

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woodcock...

nice meeting you the other day. I would have loved to stay but we had been there since about 8am. So, are you the guy that was driving the ATV?--Sounds like you guys did great. It was fun but we didn't have that much action. We also didn't have any shiners on only crappie minnows, so that could have made a diff --might have needed waxys too.

I did notice when I was watching the vex and the other guy was drilling, the screen lit up red. I suppose being so shallow any noise really affects them.

About how many ended fishing out there?

Have a good one cool.gif

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What did you catch the most on I am heading out around 9am I will let you know as soon as I get back Wish me luck.

FISH ON shocked.gif

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Yes, I was the one driving the four wheeler. We used fat heads until they were gone and then two crappie minnow heads one a sweedish pimple.

I noticed the same thingn on my vex when the commotion started. At first, it was a benefit. The fish were biting so well that they were just chasing them to us and they were biting on the way through. There were probably ten guys or so fishing when we left and that was right at dark.

Just think, if the guy that lives on the lake wasn't being such a dink to Snowmaster, we would have never even of known about this spot.

A big thanks goes out to "Mr. I own this lake guy"

Booshy, my e-mail is [email protected] if you run across a spot were they are biting, it would be great to hear from you. I will do the same if I could get your e-mail.

Good Luck to all

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woodcock,

Great info, very interesting. I don't think we were agressive enough in our presentation and used smaller lures, thinking the bite was tougher then it was. I did keep the Chubby Darter on one line to keep calling them in and caught one on that...should have done that from the beginning.

I wonder if "Mr. I own the lake guy" will ever know how much he impacted the traffic out there. Still, I'm quite sure the parking and access issues that will limit most from heading out there.

As for myself, I will hope to get back out and have fun catching the eyes. I like to catch fish so its a fun spot.

As long as we are all respecting this lake and the folks who live out there, it should continue to be a fun spot to fish for eyes.

My email is [email protected]

Keep me posted on the hot bite!

Have a good one...

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Just drove by there. Is the hot spot where all the houses are or where the guys and the four wheeler were(half way out from road)? I want to give it a try on Friday. Thanks

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hey If you want someone to fish with I will be out there.

Um I talked to the guys that where fishing half way and they seemed to have the same luck that I was having out where all the other houses where.

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Just wondering, for all you guys who are not lake shore owners, where do you park? I drove by this afternoon to check it out and everything is posted no parking. Even if you have a wheeler you still will be quite a jaunt away. Are they still giving out tickets if you park on the ice? I didn't check the ice thickness but the incline on the easment isn't that bad. A four wheel drive should handle that little incline providing the ice is thick enuff. Just wondering.

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Well the ice is about 8-10inches thick and I am not sure if you can park on the ice or not

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nwsins,

I'm not sure what to tell ya...We were the only ones out there when we went. There wasn't a sole out there but us.

I just went to where snowmaster said they were in the beggining of the post, which was the opposite side of the road with all the no parking signs. By now you should be able to follow all the ATV tracks to the other end of the pond and see where the houses where. I will tell ya if you look from the road as you go by the lake you will hardly be able to see the spot. It's out there a ways.

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izzy,

I wouldn't advise on parking on the ice as that is an easement area, so not certain if that will work in your favor. Also, when I was scouting this lake out last week I talked to a sheriff who was parked at the farm right across the lake watching for speeders coming around the corning. I have a feeling the are out there more often than not.

I asked him about access to the lake and he did verify the easement was a way on the lake without tresspassing however there is no parking anywere. He did mention that I would have to ask for permission from a property owner (on the lake) or a farmer. Otherwise, you will have to park way down in the new development roads which are considered city streets and are safe to park. I did find one area kinda close but that was also posted no parking from Oct to April--nice... confused.gif just so happens to be ice fishing season. frown.gif

This little find is not easy to get to unless somebody drops you off or make the mile long ATV ride in the steep ditches

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I live near by, been by hundreds of times. There really is no where to park, even if you parked on ice, which is probably only about 8 in. if you did break through, they'ld be pulling your truck out of the mud under the ice.

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Hi Snowmaster113,

just wanted to thank you for letting us know about lake Henry.We met you Tuesdays out there.

Like I said on the ice we live about a mile and a half from there and had no idea there was fish in there.

The bunch that came out around 4:00 must have been the ones that were giving you a hard time.They just about could of fished out of my hole.Did here a few coment about us being out there because of the internet.

But just wanted to thank you. Kept anough fish for a fry ,(they were great).

Bluewater2

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hey guys thanks alot for the tip. i was by there today and your not kidding about the parking. its kind of a pain since i dont have a wheeler or sled.

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