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Moore Lake - Fridley


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Has anyone ever fished this lake right off of 65 and 694? I'm working right next to it and see people out fishing by the aeriators, just wondering what they are catching.

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On new years eve, me and my cousin caught 9 pike in less than 2 hours, the biggest being three lbs. . Only marked a couple of fish on the FL18. Supposed to be channel cats,crappies,and walleyes in there

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A few years back it was a great lake to catch reasonable sized Sunnies. Either side of the areators right out from 65. Not sure if it is a good spot these days though.

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Hey everyone new to the site, I used to fish this lake in the summer and never walked away without a bucket of keeper sunnies. nevered tried it in the winter but have caught a few eyes out of here also.

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Ive never ice fished there, but in the summer time, its a cool little lake for some fast northern action. Not big, but a lot of them. Dont fish by the dock. Walk the other way towards 694 and start casting. Its very shallow there, but will hold fish. And, if you can find them, there are some big bass in that lake believe it or not. Heard stories of some pushin 6lbs. Ive caught nice 4lb'ers there before. And, I saw one guy pull out a 26' walleye out of there. Big, fat gut on it too. DNR stocks catfish in there.

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And, I saw one guy pull out a 26' walleye out of there.


26 ft? HOLY COW!

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Want to really catch some fish? Take a canoe straight out from the dock half way towards 65. It gets deeper (15'?) there. Cast a deep diver and you will catch bass and northern. I caught a really nice bass (for the lake) about 6 years back out there, maybe 3-4 lbs. If you can get the canoe out there, you can pretty much catch bass throughout the lake (beach side, never tried the west side of 65). Also, it gets pretty weedy quick, so the sooner you can go after bass opener the better if you get out on the water.

-GW

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No, it was 26 feet. smirk.gif He was fishing right by the tunnel that runs under 65. He had his stringer in the water, and I asked him if they had caught anything. He said yeah, a nice walleye. Then I said "Can I see it?" So I pulled up the stringer. Didnt expect anything big, but when it came up, WHAM! Freakin 26 in walleye. I was so taken back. Super nice fish. Surprised me. Ive taken a canoe out to the deeper parts. Lot of bass and northerns with spinnerbaits. Its quite a fun lake.

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    • redlabguy
      Mark, Glad your crew had another great outing. It’s always good to read your reports. Just wish there were more of them like the old days. Sorry you hit the storm. One of the worst in our 14 years. We’ll be dealing with dock issues for a long time but nothing like the good folks in Cook have.  The fishing has come around a little since the storm. Definitely nightcrawler now. I don’t get far out of Frazer but the reefs are where the action is. Looking forward to hearing from you in September.  My best to you and Linda, RLG p.s. Our good old red lab, Ole, cashed it in last summer, but we have a 6 month old lab now who is learning the ropes up here (and teaching us we’re older than we think we are!)
    • Mike89
    • leech~~
      No can see?  
    • smurfy
      yeppers......nuttin more aggravating the boat motor issues!!!!!!!   what was the problem the first time???????
    • Hookmaster
      Nice fish Kettle. Hope it's really "fixed" next time.
    • Rivergroup
      Our group will be returning in September as well. Wish we were able to be there now to lend a hand.
    • smurfy
      dang...tough to hear..........hope the good people up there recover soon!!!!!!!!!
    • MarkB
      We just returned this afternoon from 6 days on Vermilion. We arrived Saturday and enjoyed 3 fantastic days of walleye fishing. My cousin, our friend Greg, and myself fished several of our spring spots and found fish on all of them. Water temperatures were pretty much 65-67 degrees everywhere we fished. The wind was variable and made boat control a challenge at times. Bait was not an issue and we had success on crawlers(Tim), leeches(Greg), and minnows(me). If I had to pick one of those as catching the most fish, it would be crawlers. Our best day totalled 48 walleyes, 4 smallmouth, and 2 big JUMBOS. We ended up with over a hundred walleyes, 12 jumbos 11"-13", and 10 smallmouth to 18". Our biggest walleye was 24.5" and the balance went from 13"-22". There are lots of 14"-16" walleyes this year which are perfect eaters. The mayfly hatch was in full bloom in some areas but we found very few mayflies in the water column over rock reefs. We caught our fish in depths ranging from 10' to 32'. I didn't fish in any area where I could see mayflies top to bottom in the water column. Slow trolling in the .3mph to .6mph worked and we caught nothing using slip bobbers. Terminal tackle was a 3'-4' 10# flurocarbon leader, 2 lime colored beads, and a plain #6 Gamakatsu walleye hook . Snags are always an issue when fishing in and around the rocks and when the fish are biting they are acceptable. NOW, for the bad news.......Tuesday was a day I won't soon forget. The area suffered devastating torrential rainfall. Lightning was non-stop for several hours and when things settled down, flood damage was everywhere. We checked our rain guage on the side of the cabin and we got 7 3/4 " in a little over 4 hours! Breezy Point road washed out, Mud Creek road washed out as did several others in the area. Cooke business area was completely covered with flood water. I would consider it a disaster area and should be declared as such. We couldn't find a dock anywhere that wasn't covered with water. People were stranded behind flood covered and washed out roads. Dock decking, limbs and such were floating everywhere in the big water. My group sends our prayers to the people of that beautiful country that lost their businesses, homes, and suffered damage to their lake properties. The people of that north country are resilient and we have confidence that they will recover. We stayed our final 3 days but didn't fish at all Tuesday. Our last 2 days showed the effects of the storm. Water temps dropped to 64 degrees and our premo fishing became 10 walleye days. We did manage to catch a dozen really nice jumbos. We plan on returning in September and we pray the area will have returned to normal by then. I haven't figured out how to transfer photos from my phone to my computer yet so no pictures at this time. Good Fishing and God be with you. MarkB
    • SkunkedAgain
      Word is that the river has peaked and therefore the town can start the process of recovering sooner.
    • smurfy
      Heard that too. Also heard 38 was closed for a but north of rapids due to flooding.    I know the water really came up when I was up last week compared to when I was there in April. 
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