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bigfish24

anybody fissh this lake at all theres a good nite bite for crappies. its a good northern spot to.

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Sergeant Slabber

I've only heard some "slow" reports, but it all depends on where and when you're fishing it just like any other lake!

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PiKeGuY101

I always drive by on HWY 5 and see houses out one the back side of the main lake, or what looks to be the main lake... Is there any big crappie in there? I have fished it in the summer and cuaght a few Bass, also it seems very weedy...

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bigfish24

yeah theres some nice size crappies in mitchell. But u got to find them. theres some nice northerns in there to.

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Carp-fisher

I think perhaps "nice crappie" is sort of a subjective term. I've spent many hours on the ice on Mitchell and have caught hundreds of crappies on the lake. The 2005 DNR survey pretty much matches my findings: "Mean length was 7.7 in 1999 and 7.4 in 2005, with a majority of fish being 7-8.5 inches long. Mean weight also remained unchanged at 0.2 lb with most fish being from the 2001-year class (4 years old)." I will say that almost all the crappies I caught there last winter were very skinny. All that being said, it would be a decent lake to take kids for some consistent action around sundown. If I were to fish it again, I would definitely fish for pike.

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bigfish24

did you know that theres walleyes in mitchell to they stock it about three four years ago.

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Carp-fisher

Yeah in the winter of 2005 I caught a whole pack of 5" 'eyes, and last year I caught and released one 13 incher. According to the DNR survey, Mitchell has a very small walleye population. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that the pike in the lake tend to be obese? wink.gif

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Andrew Erickson

i caught one on a rattle trap bass fishin there this summer,hit right at boatside

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R. Miller

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Did you figure8 him?! lol

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Andrew Erickson

hahaha no but it did scare the crap outta me because i wasnt payin attention lol

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bigfish24

it was slow last sat allday.caugth a pike about two weeks ago might go out this weekend.

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