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south shore guy
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4/24/15 11:12 PM CST
There is a small "dam" on the east side where the creek exits the lake. The water is very clear and lots of big carp. I posted about this a year ago. Look back a few pages and the details of the weather and such should be there. Shoot all you can ! The average gill size is down from years ago. That said I think a lot of people wouldn't believe a 10" gill unless they held it in their own hands with their own ruler. My younger brother was kinda bummed last year after I convinced him the throw back a bluegill that was 12.25". Caught it in the channel from the weed harvest going out from the point on the south shore. He still gives me crap about that. Anyway I hope we can get fishing and some reports soon. I got the ok to fish from the doctor so I will be up this next Tuesday. Reports to follow!

haulin bass
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4/24/15 7:48 PM CST
The biggest change has been in the size structure of the pike population.

finn513
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4/24/15 4:00 PM CST
Does anyone know if you can bowfish this lake? Thanks!

duckwidow
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4/24/15 2:12 PM CST
Sorry if you didn't understand. How about I say median? Nothing like how small they are today.

FISH55555
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4/22/15 5:47 PM CST
Been fishing white for 35 years and it has not changed much. 9.75 average? Not.

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duckwidow
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4/22/15 3:02 PM CST
The DNR has science behind what they are doing. Similar lakes produced bigger panfish with the proposed limits. Catching 8.5 inch bluegills are about the best now. 25 years ago 9 and 3/4 were the average. I personally would love for me or my kids to catch that size again some day. I also remember the days of stringers of big northerns. Now everything is stunted due to all the big ones getting hammered. That size and number need to be looked at also to protect the big spawners. Everyone has an opinion but sometimes it pays to listen to the old timers that have seen the lake through the good and the bad.

Jzzzzz
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4/22/15 7:43 AM CST
well said, ssg! it will help a lot especially when the gills get just mauled off beds in a few months.

south shore guy
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4/21/15 9:05 PM CST
This lake gets fished much more than people realize. I've been fishing it for a bit over 30 years and the pressure increases each year. Equipment and techniques improve each year. I struggled this winter on the panfish but each time out saw and talked to lots of people. 1 group of 4 guys were quitting and I walked over to talk. They said they caught a "few". 1 guy set a plastic tote of average size on a small trailer and it fell off. I would be surprised of there were less than 75 gills. I just smiled and walked away. I didn't see many gills over 7"which is MY MINIMUM size for keeping. I know nobody wants to admit they caught alot. I at times lay low but will offer advice if asked. Not come out and deceive on purpose. This lake in my opinion is not hard to fish, the weeds make it good. I think the regs will help based on science. I have many pictures of me and my dad and grandpa with stringers full of large walleyes and northern from the late 70's and early 80'S They wouldn't keep northern under 28". That was when the lake was open year round. Time will tell. Regs won't hurt the lake. Get 10 on the lake and go to dam in town and get a few more and have the fish fry. Recovering from broken wrist and hope to get cleared to start fishing from doctor for next week. Reports to follow! Have turkey tag for next week, can't shoot a shotgun, sucks.

haulin bass
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4/21/15 8:44 PM CST
It will only be effective if it is enforced. A lot of over bagging takes place on that lake.

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4/21/15 8:30 PM CST
Strange place to pick as a candidate for a 25/10 limit in my opinion. This lake is a big bluegill factory and most of the lake is pretty hard to fish because of the weeds. I like the idea of a 25/10 limit where it makes sense, but I'm wondering what the benefit is going to be on this lake.

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4/21/15 5:27 PM CST
I think they should lower the limit to 1 fish. Less fishing means more time for drinking and thinking up more dumb ideas.

perchingeyes
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4/21/15 4:47 PM CST
I fish this lake a lot in the summer and would be in favor of a limit change. For a smaller lake it gets a lot of pressure.

duckwidow
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4/21/15 4:43 PM CST
Would be effective 2016 if it went through. 25 limit of which only 10 can be bluegills, 10 can be perch, etc. This will piss off a lot of the meat hunters.

south shore guy
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4/20/15 7:55 PM CST
Nothing posted anywhere. It was a question for the spring hearings this year. No idea when any changes take place. Web site will list and probably have signs at launch. I sure hope it goes through.

meach230
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4/18/15 10:49 PM CST
Has there been a bag limit change on this lake for this year?

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