I am considering a trip to longville mn for a week this summer. I am looking for anyone familar with the area lakes. Can anyone vouch for it? It is between that and the marcel area north of Grand Rapids (primarily Spider lake). In longville I want to go for pike and musky on lakes like Littly Boy and Wabado and bass on those and others. If I go I will stay on girl lake. I am open to any and all advice/tips!
I did a very quick search on the DNR lake finder site and it looks like Little Boy might be your best bet for bigger pike and muskie.
The size of fish surveyed were a little better out of Little Boy then the others mentioned, and there is a good popualation of cisco and small perch for forage so I would guess there are some decent fish in there. The trick is catching them and since I haven't been to this lake I can't vouch for it personally or give you many tips, but just looking at the stats there are probably some decent fish in there.
IIRC, Little Boy and Wabedo are connected by a short channel under a road bridge. I've had good action fishing the Hayfield on Wabedo and got some good underwater footage of pike from that lake. Both lakes are good for muskies, bass and pike.
And nearby Baby Lake is a good musky lake. I got this footage there -
if you go on woman lake and then go to the southwest part of the lake and go through the channel that leads to child lake but stop on the little pond in between them. all over in that pond are really nice size pike and bass. all you need to use is some spinners and you will be fine. alot of people just pass it up because they want to go to child lake. i have seen some small muskies in there too.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954