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jaybeeturtle
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2/7/12 3:50 AM CST
Ice Depth: 6"
Gave Middle a shot as I usually do most years. Went to gps spots i have had success in the past, no fish on the locator. Drilled 115 holes looking for fish. Found about a dozen fish I saw on camera, and caught 4 gills, 3 were keeper size. Saw no bass or pike on camera. Thats just the way it is on this lake sometimes, its like fishing Beaver, with the roving schools of fish

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2/2/11 11:05 PM CST
went out today.. ALOT OF DRIFTS OF SNOW! took awhile to get out there! had 3 tips-ups out nd caught 1 northern at 27" was out for only about an hour. Big Smile

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12/28/10 10:51 AM CST
Ice Depth: 11" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Went out looking for schools of crappie, could not find large numbers, just 1-3 fish occasionally passing thru. Same thing with the gills. Moved constantly the first 4 hrs, finally tired of that and sat the last two hrs at a hole over a nice weed bed. Finally found a lure they would hit, hooking 4 Crappie and landing 2-11 inchers. Part of the problem was that there were huge schools of minnows moving thru constantly, so it may have been a case of too much forage for them to be interested in a lure, and I didnt have any minnows along. Pulled in 14 gills, 6 keepers, with the biggest being a hair under 9 inches. Also jigged up a fat 25 1/2 inch pike and a 12 inch bass. Left the tip ups home this time. Not a real bad day, but lots of fruitless searching.

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4/30/09 10:34 PM CST
Drove around to area lakes to take water temperatures this morning.

Middle Gen was 54 at the launch.

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2/9/09 12:23 PM CST
Just a note to everyone.....Please pick up your trash on the ice!!!! I fished Middle Gen on Sunday and picked up 3 water bottles and a plastic bag filled with dead minnows. I only fished a small area so I'm assuming that there is more garbage left on the ice at other areas of the lakes.

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8/30/08 12:06 AM CST
I am not an expert but I asked that same question to a lot of people too and I think most everyone agreed that trout stay too deep to make the move. I am sure a couple made it over but I don't think anything major. Those trout usually stay 15-40 feet deep and that road was only covered at maybe 2-3 feet at the most. The lakes are actually connected through a perminant culvert under the road. Middle is a clean lake so I am sure they would survive but lower has better depth and is a touch cleaner I think. Who knows though...

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8/29/08 6:54 AM CST
Just wondering if we can expect to see trout in Middle since the lakes were connected for a while. I'm thinking there were lots of stocked trout left in Lower since the access was restricted for so long. Wondering if the trout could have crossed over into Middle and whether they would survive there.

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8/28/08 6:18 PM CST
Just was out for a couple hours and was able to land 5 LMBs and a small pike. All were 13". The water level is continuing to go down thanks to all the pumping. I did see hundreds of small baby bass everywhere I went this afternoon. All fish looked healthy. Good luck.

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3/3/08 9:49 AM CST
Ice Depth: 18" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
I was out on Saturday and Sunday midafternoon. I was able to get just one flag with a 23" northern on it. I think the pike are starting to spawn because this guy was bleeding on his back and tail. The conditions Sunday left the ice with 1-2" of water on top and it was slippery. Good luck

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2/3/08 8:17 AM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Snowing
Yesterday ( 2-2-08 ) 3 guys with 9 tip ups fished from 2pm - 8pm and caught 5 small northerns. We had numerous hits from something annoying, possibly bullheads. They would hit the shiners belly area and drag them straight down and drop them. Raising bait up 2' - 3' off of bottom stopped this phenomenon. Ice ranged from 11-1/2" to 12" with 3"-4" of snow on top.

[This post was last edited on 2/3/08 at 8:19 AM]
77speakers
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1/5/08 3:47 PM CST
Ice Depth: 6"
Went out yesterday for about 2 hours and had no flags and no luck jigging. The ice was 5-7 inches including a 2 inch hard slush on top. Hope the warm weather wont hurt it too bad. Good luck

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7/30/07 1:08 AM CST
Yeah middle is tough. Lower is nice because it has so much more structure on it. I have found a few ridges with my locator on middle that aren't on any maps but we all agree that if you want to catch 12' bass, then this is the lake. I have heard good things about large northern on middle as well. I'm sure it's not as good as lower though. I want to take my kayak out to upper some day and test that out. I am going to go pan fishing this week and I'll let you guys know how it goes. I hear that crappies are plentiful, but they only will bite on the specific minnows of middle genesee. Interesting...

Watch out for low flying ultralites out there!

Picture is of my only keeper this year

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nei-bobber
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7/27/07 7:01 AM CST
I know that this lake is good for panfish in the winter,usually find them between 15-21ft,I have caught keepers to 10"but never one after the other,.I have also caught perch that were big but again only here and there,.As far as game fish I never saw anyone catch anything other then small bass?? I am not fishing them myself or really watching but It seems that I would only fish this lake for panfish, with Lower being across the street that the good northern fishing is over there ,,my 2 cents on middle oh yea Upper was once king for big panfish not anymore ,,the lake is years away from good fishing ,with the over harvesting that electronics has given us,

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7/27/07 6:12 AM CST
77speakers

Never did understand this lake. Have fished for years on Lower across the road with good success with Northens(up to 20lbs),5lb bass, keeper gills and crappies, and of course, the trout. Now hearing that some are catching walleyes though I haven't seen any. Middle has always been a mystery. Fish generally stunted with few keepers. Sad to hear that the carp are so prevalent. Don't know anyone who fishes Middle anymore. Maybe the DNR should do a study! River

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7/27/07 12:19 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Well it's been tough out there so far this year. I was able to get a keeper bass finally. I cought it in the corner on a whacky rigged worm. I then took out a new light st. croix out and got a 10" gill at dusk on it to break it in. Then just yesterday I drifted the lake jigging for panfish and got a nice perch a little over 12". It's hard to work with the water temps so high. There is a new tree downed right in front of my house so enjoy it now because it's coming out soon. I have seen guys anchor on it for hours and get skunked so good luck on the tree. Other than that it's been small bass and a lot of 'em. I have yet to really target the pike in this lake where I hear it isn't too bad if you get the right time down. Well, good luck!

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