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jojo84

Crooked Lake?

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jojo84

Anybody know any reports of crooked lake? I was out there a couple days ago and didn't have much luck, a lot of small gills and perch. I fished about 150 yards out from the launch. I noticed a bunch of houses further out toward the point, but I didn't go that far. This lake is real close to my house and I fish it a lot in the summer for bass, but I never really fish for anything else. Just wondering what people are catching.

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mnwild

I saw all those houses also when I was out there Sunday with my snowmobile. All I can think of is there is a bid drop off at that last point and they are getting Walleye and Crappies. The panfish are really small and so are the northerns you catch. I am just like you I fish it in the summer for Bass and there are some lunkers in there. I have caught many many BIG bass in that lake over the years.

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jojo84

I went out last night for a couple of hours. Pulled in 2 small crappies and a small gill. Tried by where all those houses are, but still didn't have much luck. And yeah the bass fishing is great. I took my little brother out who is nine and he caught his first lunker at 5 lbs. Thought he was going to get pulled into the water. Now he's hooked and wants to go fishin every day. Thought about takin him out to crooked just cause it's close but I'd like to also have a fish fry too.

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Moses2531

Those houses are all sitting out there because again 1 person caught a nice stocked 'eye out there or even worse, they're still living in last year when some people were getting walleyes out there... Problem was is the DNR only put so many in and now they're all gone for the most part! It is funny though driving by there and seeing all the houses on it like its Mille Lacs or something...

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Black_Bay

It got walleyes stocked in 2001, 2003, and 2005. Each time the DNR stocked fry and fingerlings.

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jojo84

Yeah I seen a guy pull a 25in eye out of there last sept.

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concreteman

coon rapids, crooked lake?

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jojo84

Yeah. I was about 30 yards away and the the guy was holding it up, I couldn'y really get a good look at it but it looked big from where I was. He said it was 25in. But who knows.

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Moses2531

I bet it could have been... Last summer Bass fishing I caught a 23 inch walleye.. Few survivors of the DNR's stockings years ago...

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