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last 2 winters and fall got big northern, perch, crappies out of Maiden Lake north of bingham lake, was checking out the lake a week ago and notices lots of dead fish on the shore line. i called the dnr and they said they killed off the lake to use as a walleye rearing pond. I know a few of you were out there last year and had good luck. So this is an info on not to go there this winter as there is no fish left. mad.gif they would not tell me if they took any out and put them in a different lake. confused.gif

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BrokenRap

I have fished Maiden a few times each winter for the last 5 years or so. You are definately right about the perch and Northern. My guess is they trapped or netted as much as they could out of the lake before killing it off. They did that with Mountain Lake before the restocking in '98, there were several 8+ lb. pike washed up all over along with several other sizable fish. Anyways, I dont know how their rearing pond plan will work out, thats supposedly what Eagle Lake was going to be and if you were out there that winter, well, you know what happened there.

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basssmasher*

Before I moved, I used to fish Maiden alot in the fall and winter.. i was told the DNR used it BEFORE for a rearing pond and due to some miscommunication, they couldnt get on the land anymore to get what they wanted... Now the yhav control of it again?? Did I miss something or did they FINALLY iron out the problems with the landowner??..I'll have to ask a guy in my bass club who works for the DNR out of windom, maybe he can tell me and i will report back asap

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DH525

Bassmasher is right. Maiden was used by the DNR before. I beleave it was back around 1995 but my memory has never been the same since I got struck in the head with that blue alum. bat P.S. Hi Egghead!! grin.gif

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basssmasher*

DH!! call me that again and I will hit you with a GOOD bat!! P.s. Come fix my suv and i can hook ya up with some GREAT fishing this way!! grin.gif

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