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I'd sure be interested to know more about it. Been thinking of adding it to the forums. Let us know how you do - good or not.
 

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Over the years I really have to say how impressed I am on the posts and reports I've seen from that place. For as much pressure it seems to get the lake there seems to give a fair share of decent fish. Saturday will be elbow to elbow tho.
 

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Several years ago Yami and I rented a boat there. We were beseiged by very high winds in which the rental TM's did not stand a chance. The final straw was a person who kept casting out a bobber so large, it seemed that Blackwell was in the midst of an artillery attack. That was on a weekend, and we never returned. All joking aside though, I have heard really good things about the lake. Bass, pike, crappie, eyes, and of course the stocked trout. I live just down the road so I really should try it again on a weekday.
 

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I fished there a couple of times on the hard water. Not too bad. Have seen some nice northern out of there. Was catching some good crappies. Also hooked into a really nice walleye that I lost at the hole. Have not fished the open water there though.
 

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went there on a field trip for gym this year caught 4 or 5 small pike and a small bass on a size 4 mepps with a silver blade. I heard some people do get 30 inchers from there. Not much shore access wil need a boat
 

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Correction: There is a mile of shore access. I fish there all the time. You can walk around 98% of the lake and fish from shore. Good population of fish but yes very pressured. I enjoy ice fishing this lake more than open water. Pike population is outstanding but most in the 15 - 25 in. range. I have personally seen one decent 30 plus incher out of there. Havent heard many reports of anything bigger, but they are definately there. Good walleye's not easy to catch. Its definately a good DCFP lake. YOU DO NOT NEED A BOAT
 

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nsselle said:
YOU DO NOT NEED A BOAT
Agreed. Walk for 10 minutes and you're in entirely new water that most never see. Walking for 10 minutes + catching fish > sitting on the piers + 0 fish.
 

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nsselle said:
Correction: There is a mile of shore access. I fish there all the time. You can walk around 98% of the lake and fish from shore. Good population of fish but yes very pressured. I enjoy ice fishing this lake more than open water. Pike population is outstanding but most in the 15 - 25 in. range. I have personally seen one decent 30 plus incher out of there. Havent heard many reports of anything bigger, but they are definately there. Good walleye's not easy to catch. Its definately a good DCFP lake. YOU DO NOT NEED A BOAT
Hooked a 30 inch northern in the summer of 2007 there... That was it... Lake is full of small bass and snake pike... Lots of pressure not a lot of big fish... - BPM
 

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Its is snake city out there but there still are some eye opening catches from time to time. I will say to be careful of the DNR out there. I don't know if it still the case but last time out they were all over the boat rental place and checking everybody. If you have your own boat make sure you are 100% legal or they might get you. They made Yami and I both were our life jackets the whole time we were in the rental. I wish we would of got a picture because we looked like tools.
 

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I took my son and his cousins fishing there twice last summer and it was non stop bluegill for them. About 40 or 50 of them in the hour we were there. I never got to cast a line out because they all love to catch fish but don't like to touch them yet. :roll: :lol:

I am planing on going back this summer. :wink:
 

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Blackwell is a great place for me. Everytime i have been their, I was the only person fishing. I guess you guys go their more often than me to know how much pressure that place receives. I only fish the shore from the stairs and right of that. It has always produced for me. Just throw the frog or a wacky style worm depending how many weeds are up and youll get some fish. My brother and i rented a boat one day and talked to the dnr guy there and he mentioned they were thinking of stocking musky in that place to clear out some of the bass. There are soo many bass in there thats why you dont find many big ones. My buddy did say he hooked up with a 3 pounder one day but lost it when he fell through the beaver home lol. Thats the biggest bass i heard of from there.
 

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I stopped by black well with a couple buddies of mine last week. We probably caught about 25 bass with 15 of them being caught by myself on dropshots. Its definitely a tougher lake with a lot of small sized fish there. There are some biggies but you really have to look for them there.
 

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Fishkid you catch big bass everywhere! Come out to Bode Lake and catch a big one now... There's a challenge for ya! I don't believe they are in there but I am sure you could find one... :mrgreen:
 
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