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7-2-05 - Sugar Lake, MN!

7-2-05 - We've arrived!

Waters Fished: Sugar Lake
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 7-02-05
Weather: Sunny
Air Temp: 70's for the highs
Water Temp: N/A
Water Level: normal
Water Color: Clear, excellent visibility
Fish Species: Bluegills
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunny
Pattern Color: Mostly naturals
Fishing Quality: slow, very slow!

This one is a SHORT SHORT SHORT report! It's a 10 hour drive from the Chicago area to Sugar Lake, MN. We arrived sometime in the evening, and after getting a tour of the new house (in progress) I managed to excuse myself to the water for a bit.

According to the MDNR, Sugar Lake has a fair population of Northern Pike, but on this day I didn't encounter any. My time was short (dinner was being prepared) and I was limited to the dock; most of the water is only a couple feet deep and sandy bottom.

Of course, hordes of bluegills swirled at my feet, chasing anything that hit the water. No luck on bass or northerns even though I focused casts on every little bit of structure I could find (including the dock under my feet). Tomorrow I'd have a LOT more time on the water.


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