My wife and I fish this lake quite often and it's our go to lake , as far as weed grow , the spots we hit have great patterns during the season. One thing I will say is that there are plenty of lake property owners on this lake that don't want anyone with in a 100 yards of their piers which would make the case that too many weed growth spots have disappeared over the years. I for one will continue to fish this lake because you always have the chance of catching something , tight lines
Anyone care for a fishing report or is this wrong crowd?
Was out on Pine last week for the first time in years and slayed gills with sm plastics on deep WEED edges mostly but also on top of the WEEDS under slip bobbers.
Got three SMB, two 17 1/2in and one 16in on plastics, also on deep WEED edges.
Have you guys talking about the glory years of Pine and the weeds been on the lake this year? Other than the far north bay where the launch, this is the weediest I've seen Pine in a long time. There are good weeds pretty much all around the lake, and there thick and green...or at least they were 3 weeks ago!!!
Eyemeister, it's never gonna change til every weed is gone. Look at the money and political influence the homeowners have. They ask for a weed poison permit and DNR rubber stamps it without a question. It's not even a milfoil issue, they just want a private, clearwater swimming pool for their personal swimming/water sports use. The good ole'Russ Darrow group did this about 10 years ago to Little Cedar lake when the DNR was acquiring the launch from Mrs. Ackerman. They completely stripped the lake of weeds with chemical poison right down to the bottom, fishing has never been the same since. I happened to be on Pine about 15 yrs ago when the crew was spraying the weeds in their Ghostbuster uniforms. They explained to me that the poison is only meant to settle on the tops of the weeds, kill off about the top 2 ft, and then retard the growth the rest of the year. That's great, in theory. Unfortunately, about 10 yrs ago we had a very late ice out and a cold, rainy May. You couldn't even see weeds in the lake Memorial Day weekend the bad spring had retarded them so. The poison crew came through about 2 weeks later when most weeds were still only 6"high. You can do the math. Instead of killing the top 2 ft, they killed all the weeds right down to the roots. That's when all the weeds in North and South bays disappeared and I don't believe they'll ever come back.
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Basebill hit the nail on the head, I also fished pine for alot years. The weeds in South bay, north bay and hooked bay were weed choked. The bar that comes way out on the west side used to have good weeds on it, they no longer exist ! I was told that they spray the weeds only along the shore line. I question that !
Sluggo, there are more good weedbeds disappearing every year. Same old story, Lake Association contracts for chemical poisoning every June. Started about 20 years ago and they destroyed all the good weeds in the launch Bay. Fished the lake for 30 plus years and never thought the lake had a weed problem, but the homeowners thought differently.
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
Have not been out on Pine Lake for a couple of years and fished it again 9/8/17. Always one of my favorite lakes in the area. The water is super clear now and it appears many weeds no longer exist near shoreline in many locations. We did have a couple of fish follow but none were willing to take a spinner bait since so clear and they could see us.
Does anyone know if this lake was dredged? I saw some info online about invasive milfoil treatment but it appeared there were hardly any weeds left in many locations.
I really like this lake and would love to try it again. Maybe the good weeds will grow back next year and the fishing will be better.