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Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Glen Schmitt

Riverine nature lends to Lake Byllesby’s fishing intrigue in southeastern Minnesota

As a wide spot in the Cannon River, Byllesby obviously holds its share of riverine fish species. But, despite significant numbers of rough fish, the lake also supports healthy populations of crappies and bass, along with some migrant walleyes from upstream on the Cannon.

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Spider Lake in Minnesota’s Itasca County will provide you with fish

Tucked away in northern Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest, Spider Lake offers excellent multi-species fishing opportunities in a pristine setting. If you want to just wet a line and catch a fish, Spider is a safe bet.
Residential development is limited on this 1,390-acre lake southeast of Marcell, and the lake is managed primarily for northern pike, walleyes, and muskies.

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Minnesota’s Hungry Jack Lake satisfies anglers’ appetite for smallies, ’eyes

More than 30 years ago, the DNR tried to establish a lake trout population in Cook County’s Hungry Jack Lake. While there appeared to be enough deep, cool water and lake trout-type habitat to support a laker population, the effort was unsuccessful.
Lake trout were last stocked in Hungry Jack in 2004, and not a single fish has shown up in DNR surveys since. But Hungry Jack is managed effectively for walleyes and smallmouth bass, both of which provide excellent fish-catching opportunities.

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Elm Island Lake in Minnesota’s Aitkin County a pike and panfish paradise

Located just southeast of Aitkin, Elm Island Lake is one of several fisheries in the Ripple River chain known primarily for producing panfish and northern pike. At just more than 500 acres and with an abundance of vegetation above and below the surface, Elm Island’s habitat suits those fish species.

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Panfish rule the Goose Lake roost in Minnesota’s Chisago County, but options are many

Chisago County’s Goose Lake consists of two basins that total a bit more than 750 acres. The basins are connected by a narrow but navigable channel that runs under a county road bridge.
The north end, where the public access is located, is basically bowl-shaped and shallow. The south basin features more structure and it’s deeper, so this is where you’ll want to concentrate most of your fishing efforts, especially during the open-water season.

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Infertile waters make Sturgeon Lake in Minnesota’s St. Louis County a modest fishing option

On paper, Sturgeon Lake looks like it has all the makings of a fine walleye fishery. It’s a large body of water with plenty of depth, there’s a lot of structure, and it’s part of a chain and thus has an inlet and an outlet.
But this St. Louis County system has some limiting factors.

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Big Spunk Lake in Minnesota’s Stearns County: short on walleyes, long on bass, panfish, pike

Big Spunk Lake, or Upper Spunk, as it’s locally known, is part of a three-lake system connected by small creeks. The chain also includes Lower Spunk and Middle Spunk to the north.
At 440 acres, Big Spunk is the largest of these three lakes located in the quiet town of Avon. Generally, not much has changed over the years on Big Spunk; it continues to be a typical Stearns County bass/panfish-type of lake.

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