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My cabin is on the NW end of the lake, have not been up there in a few weeks, but my father has. Mixed reports. I will be up the last weekend of the season, not too sure how much time I will get to fish but I will be looking for a few nice craps!

have not heard much else though!

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MY FATHER IN LAWS PLACE IS DOWN THE "WEST ARM".WE HAVE A PERM. OUT AND IT'S BEEN QUIET. I AM PLANING ON TRYING AROUND THE ISLAND?? IF YOU ARE OUT STOP BY, ITS A DARK BROWN HOUSE AND WILL HAVE A YAMI ATV THERE TOO. MAYBE WE CAN TEAM UP ON THOSE BIG CRAPPIES! smirk.gif

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The Big island near the main basin or little island in the "west Arm"? the west arm has kind aof a bowl shape and we have had luck out there in the past. Where is your father in laws place? My folks cabin is directly across the west arm from Shady shores resort on the west side of the "west arm", its a little brown thing with a deck across the front, semi steep bank, A green Newmans lift with a brown Sylvan boat is usually parked out front all summer long! There are a few Birch hanging out into the water at our property. i know my mom and dad do a lot of walking and chatting with neighbors, who knows, they may have met your Father in law already!!

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THIER PLACE IS ALMOST DIRECTLY INBETWEEN THE TWO ISLANDS AND ON THE SOUTH SHORE IN A LITTLE BAY. SOUNDS TO ME WE ARE DRIVING DOWN THE SAME DIRT ROAD TO GET THERE. I THINK THEY LIVE OFF TOWERING PINES LANE. RIGHT BEFORE THE DEAD END. I THINK I KNOW YOUR PLACE, WITH THE BOAT IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY. IS YOUR PLACE FAIRLY NEW? THERE IS A COUPLE NEW HOUSES THAT WERE PUT IN CLOSE TO MY F.I.L'S PLACE. THERE LAST NAME IS MERCHANT. LATER.

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We get to our place from the North from whisperng pines lane off of CR 6. Then head toward the lake at the top of the first hill on the dirt road. Our place is two cabins to the north from the new log "Mansion" they put up last spring in the back of the small bay (north of you). I think it is around the point from your FIL's place. I may be in a black two man clam or a Green Otter Lodge this weekend stop in if your out.

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MAYBE WE WILL SEE YOU UP THERE. I AM PULLING THE PLUG EARLY ON WORK AND GOING UP TONIGHT. HOPE THE COLD FRONT HOLD ON FOR A WHILE. OH WELL FISHING IS FISHING NO MATTER WHAT.

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Did you make it out? How about all the snow! Man those crappies are hard to figure out, ended up finally finding them saturday, ending up with 3 total.

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We made it out and fished most of sat, but didn't really get into anything until the afternoon and found some bluegills, one 12 inch crappie, and the tip ups were flying like mad!

Caught about 15 of the slimers, nothing huge but fun to chase flags on such a beautiful day! That lake is gorgeous in the winter! And the snow helped cure the winter ich we feel in the cities as most of our brown grass is showing

Do you make it up there much in the summer? I will have to keep checking this post and maybe we can trade some current info/reports for chasing the eyes in the summertime, most of our conventional walleye tricks have not done the greatest on this lake with the clear water and deep weedline. The fish are there but usually spread out and can't find any good concentrations. I suspect they spend a majority of time in the weeds. Good fishin!

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No, most aren't. They spend a lot of time roaming the mud and suspended.

If your fishing breaklines and breaks to weedy flats, it needs to be very dark.

My suggestion would be to find a weedy flat...something like is found on the north end and fish the deep water around that.

But hey, who can complain about chasing flags all day. Great tip up lake.

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Thanks for the tip hammer em! I am guessing you are talking about the weed flat around the little boy bay, and the deep basin abeam it? We have tried several flats and break areas in the main portion of the lake, and have some success but nothing steller. When you talk of dark, do you mean night, and have you fished at night there? I know night fishing can be a pain if you are not rewarded, but if that is what it takes, I think I would give it a try on this lake, besides we wouldn't have to worry about an jetski's at that time!! mad.gif If you dont want to devulge too much my email is [email protected], I would like to hear someone elses take on the lake. Were have the enormous bluegills gone which were easy to find 5-8 years ago?

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