I grew up camping on this lake a lot. Always fished it mostly from shore but sometimes from a canoe. Could always count on catching bluegill consistently with some decent eater sizes. There also used to be a lot of big perch. Largemouth bass are also plentiful. There is just about everything in this lake largely due to fish moving in from Sweeny lake in the spring up the creek. I heard of a 47" Muskie caught out of here (Sweeny is stocked heavily and managed for Muskie and walleye, but it also has oxygen problems). I usually found Cunard somewhat tough to fish due to most of it being quite deep; the shoreline weeds are your best bet for action, again, from mostly bluegills. I have also ice fished this lake and had good action from bluegills and some bass, but I was only jigging with waxies late ice. I still plan to try it again with tip-ups/minnows and see what happens. I also want to spend more time in a boat (yes it's a no gas motors lake but it's small enough) and really work it over, there's supposed to be a good secondary drop into the deepest water (23'). There are supposed to be walleye, and I believe they would be in there, again from Sweeny, but finding them I'm sure would be a real challenge; I would look for harder bottom and drop-offs, possibly between the boat landing and beach. There are no bars and lots of deep water, so this lake is tough, but I think if someone really works it and learns it the rewards could be well worth it. I plan to keep trying it! It's a beautiful state-owned lake and a nice diversion from the cottage-lined busy lakes.
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My wife and I camp quite a bit on Cunard Lake Believe it or not we have never fished it but have fished several others in the vacinity. Do you know if this lake is worth fishing. I did check the DNR info and it says there a quite a few nice species in it.
We always practice C&R and 99% of our fishing is canoe fishing to try to minimize our impact on the wilderness.
Thank you in advance.