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Great canoe/kayak lake
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Anyone interested in a great fishing spot near st cloud...great for bass, pike and crappies. It's a private lake, but has a small access which is not suitable for a boat to launch, but is suitable to carry or drag a kayak or canoe down the hill. The reason I'm sharing the spot is simply because I'm done fishing the area, and want to see others enjoy the lakes and put big slab crappies on the wall or freezer like I have. 16 + inches. If I get enough interest I'll post the info how to get to it, and how to fish it.

Posted on: 2017/5/25 8:54
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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Absolutely! I'd make a day trip up from the cities to kayak fish it.

Posted on: 2017/5/25 9:16
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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I would also be interested as I spend a lot of time fishing from my canoe and kayak.

Posted on: 2017/5/25 11:41
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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Ironic that a guy with the handle "Backstabber" is offering a crappie honey hole on the internet.

Posted on: 2017/5/25 11:59
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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MasterGopherHunter wrote:
Ironic that a guy with the handle "Backstabber" is offering a crappie honey hole on the internet.


How is that ironic?? I don't get what you mean. Maybe you can explain it. And I said pike, bass and crappie. This lake I speak of is closed during the winter...there is a winter parking ban so the parking spot is off limits...which the dates are noted in the sign where you park.. I guess you could still get dropped off and still ice fish it. The ice fishing out there is fantastic...the winter parking ban is fairly new like 5 years old...I've been fishing the lake for 15 years....its a great lake for all species, winter or summer!

Posted on: 2017/5/25 12:28
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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Fisherman are often very tight lipped on good lakes, especially small bodies of water that can't handle heavy fishing pressure. Ironic that you are willing to openly share such a lake on the internet which is surprising and a little questionable, and could be backstabbing to other locals who know about this small lake and because it's quiet and good fishing. While I think it's very kind of you to be willing to share the info so others can enjoy a great time, I'd be cautious on spreading the word openly online on a forum for anyone to read. I don't think you have ill intents on sharing the info but tread lightly.

Heck, look a the monster bluegill thread, a guy had an excellent day of catching very nice fish, and people were very critical of him to keep those fish and post about it, worrying that it could damage the fish population, and that was on the 8th largest lake in the state.

Posted on: 2017/5/25 13:08
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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That's a fair answer thanks for responding...like I said earlier I'm done fishing the area. (just bought a real boat, my knees can't handle a canoe anymore) I've been tight lipped on the spot for 15 years...would love to see others enjoy it.....Send me a pm and say how you did in my spot or send pics I would love that. Also my name backstabber isn't me back stabbing people it has a meaning of stabbing pike in the back. I love spear fishing...especially on trophy lakes like lake of the woods, leech lake and mille lacs.

Posted on: 2017/5/25 13:24
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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Yeah, I assumed you weren't back stabbing anyone and with your pike picture I thought it may be spearing related. Maybe it was just ironic to me. Regardless, I do respect your willingness to share the enjoyment that lake has provided you by providing info to others who are interested. That's pretty cool.

Posted on: 2017/5/25 13:49
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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Ok I finally got some time to take a few screenshots. In the 3rd photo the red circle is the "parking area". There is a sign that says "minimum maintance road, travel at your own risk" park in between the 2 houses behind the sign. Then straight down the hill with your kayak to the lake. Kind of steep, but not very far prob only 25 yards.

Long lake is good for bass and pike. For bass use a powerbait worm under the docks. Never had consistent luck with crappie. Pike are all snakes. Biggest I've ever pulled is a few 10 pounders.

Round i would skip all together it's too deep to get a consistent bite in a canoe.

Pickerel is where you need to be for the slabs. Troll or cast the edge of the weeds with a Mr twister tail. 8 or so feet of water. Bobber and minnow does not work (too many small sunnies steal the live bait)
I outlined the weed edge in yellow...outlined the best spots in red. The South bay has huge bass, and lillypads...cast around those with topwater before dark. Main lake shoreline is good for this also. During midday use the powerbait worm along the deep side edge of the pads in South bay.

To get to Pickerel follow the red line I made from the access...where I put the yellow circle is where you need to go threw a culvert that goes under the road. Plenty of room for a canoe/kayak.

Enjoy! Send me a pm when you go fishing here..of how you do, and photos! I love the lake, but got too old to continue in a kayak my knees are shot so I bought a big boat and now mainly fish mille lacs for walleyes. I hope my photos upload okay I don't know how to do it exactly.

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Posted on: 2017/5/25 17:47
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Re: Great canoe/kayak lake
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Very well detailed and accurate from my past experiences. I have not been there in about 3-4 years. We spent more time on Long and Round, but ventured thru the "tunnel" a few times to Pickeral. Fun lakes to go on in the canoe until the waterskiers came out.

Posted on: 2017/5/30 9:26
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