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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:07 PM 05/24/06 (CST)
HI I just read an online ad about Norway Lake in New London MN. Is it a good fishing lake? It says it is the best rated Ice fishing lake in MN Is that true? Is it any good in the others seasons? I am looking at coming up to MN in either Aug or Sept. Any info you can give me would be great.


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 04:34 PM 05/24/06 (CST)
Hi Francine--

I think we will see much more beneficial information for you if you can answer a couple of questions to help narrow the field.

1. What type of species do you want to target? Muskies, walleye,smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, perch, crappie, lake trout, rainbows, something else--or a mix? The answers can RADICALLY affect the watershed you would want to choose from.

2. When you know what species you want to pursue would you rather fish a place that has the potential to give up a real trophy fish even though there may be little action or would you rather have lots of action and really don't care as much about size? Or maybe fairly good action with a much smaller chance ,but still an outside shot, at a big fish?

3. Will you be bringing a boat/motor? Would you want to stay at a resort that boats/motors can be rented?

4. Would you prefer a more remote north woods type place with fewer people and amenities--or even a BWCA trip where you paddle and portage in and might not see any folks at all for days unless you really want to-- or a metro areas lake where you can fish part of the day and head to Mall of America for dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe?

5.The time of year you are coming brings one additional thing to mind. It is an slight outside chance, but, depending on when you come--especially if it is later in September--and how far north you fish, then it is possible you could hit a lake turnover at that time. That is REALLY BAD NEWS if you have put all your vacation eggs in one basket of renting boat(s)at a resort on a lake that turns when you are there. My advice would be that if you do end up fishing farther north then pick something that is smaller,shallower and weedy--not a big, open, deeper lake that would possibly turn. Another good idea as a standby is to have rivers available to fish as they are moving water and don't turn--they also are far less susceptible to having the fish turn off because of a cold front--again a real possibility at that time of year.

6. As far a New London being the "top rated" lake--well it was their add you were reading. They may be voted that by some folks--but it again really depends on what you are wanting from your experience. One person's "top rated" lake may be another persons "fourth rate place"--depending on what they want in a fishing experience.

OK I know that is probably a lot more than you had in mind when you read that add. There are probably several more things to iron out for your trip but these are the ones that come readily to my mind. The specific answers to these questions will get you some very specific and helpful insight from the users on the forum in terms of leads on places, baits, contacts, and anything else needed to make yours a very enjoyable and successful trip for whatever type fishing you decide upon.

Good Fishing,

Jason "The Fisher" Pence
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:22 AM 05/25/06 (CST)
My husband and I are looking either Aug or Sept not certain when. Is Aug a bad time to go fishing for Big Mouth Bass? I would love to catch a big big big one, but there again if it means coming home with no fish then I would rather fish a lake that will give me a lot of fish, then not catch anything. I still would like the chance at that big one though. But pan fish are ok to catch too. As to where I want to go fishing, anywhere there is a good lake for Bass. I would like a place that has a nice swimming beach too. With a boat rental on the lake or at least near it. The other thing that I am finding I don’t’ care for is the camping sites I have been looking at. You can only have 2 people on per site with out incurring an additional charge. What’s with that… I know they have to pay for the sites, but they do that with the charges they already are asking from each person. I have a large family that wants to join me on the lake. And according to these guys we can’t do that at any camp site I have looked at. So if any one here knows of some good camping sites that don’t’ charge extra that would be nice to hear about. As for New London being the top lake, the ad said rated best ice fishing lake by the DNR. I just wanted to know if it was any good in the summer and fall. And if it had good Bass fishing in it.
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:25 AM 05/25/06 (CST)
Oops forgot to say I have been told from some guys on here that Gull is great for Bass. But they don't have any camping sites on them any more. And we can't afford those fancy resorts. :-(
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:11 PM 05/25/06 (CST)
I'll put Palisade area as some of the best fishing anywhere.We have 368 lakes in the county with many types of places to stay ranging from primitive to elaborate.
Gunn has some nice bass,Waukenabo has some nice bass,Esquagamah has nice bass.French,Fleming do too.They are all 10 minutes from town which has a park at the Mississippi river that you can stay at for *$ a night. It has running water and electric hook ups. Call Aitkin Co Parks to get more details as to reserving a spot. If I knew you were comming I'd show you the lakes . Palisade is just north of Aitkin .



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:55 PM 05/25/06 (CST)
To the people who happened to E_Mail me,sorry,I live in New London,WI not MN.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:53 PM 05/25/06 (CST)
CrappieKeith
My husband and I just might take you up on that part of showing us around the lakes. LOL I have looked into getting a guide, and they run a bit too rich for my blood. But some one who fishes those same lakes is just as good. LOL
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:02 AM 05/26/06 (CST)
Just because I do not charge,I do like a tip.It can be anything ,but I will show you & teach you the area as I'm in it anyway.More the marrier. Any reason to fish is a good reason in my book & I do know many of the lakes in our county as I have been on them for the last 35 years.Just hook up with me and I'll give it my best effort in getting you 2 on the quality fish you are after.
I am growing towards a full fledge guide service ,but for now I am building a base of people that will attest to my abilities in finding the species you are looking for.It's all good when my line is wet!



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