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any body fishing it hows the ice and hows the bite

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My parents have owned a cabin off of horseshoe lake for the last 20 years. I have fished this lake more than any other lake in MN. I was last up there 3 weekends ago and it was pretty slow. I cought a nice pike and a few HUGE pannies but that was it. Pretty much hit and miss on this lake however, if you spend the time you will get some nice pannies and a wally here and there along with some decent sized pike. I'm SURE people are driving out now since 3 weekends ago there was 11 inches in the center of the lake.

Best spots to fish are in the 12 foot flat in the center of the bay AND along the Easy side of the point in 9-12 fow.

Stay away from the channel with vehicles.

Hope this helps.

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    • Tpowers167
      Hi, I am writing on here to try to find the owner of some fishing gear that was left on East Rush Lake. I found it last Sunday morning and would like to get the gear back to the owner. If you can describe what you lost I'm willing to meet up and return your stuff back to you. I know how much it sucks losing your gear and starting over. Call me if you think it might be your gear.  Travis 651-315-9913
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