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SweetBerryWine
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07/23/2018 10:37AM  
I have an August trip planned for EP #43, and will be base camping on Swan lake.
Has anyone recently fished walleye on any of the lakes from EP #43?

Thanks for the help!

 
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07/23/2018 02:51PM  
I went through those lakes about twenty years ago and my impression was they weren’t good fishing lakes. Since I’m waiting at a tire shop I checked on Minnesota lake finder and the survey for Swan was surprising. It was taken in 2014, so fairly recent. Check it out. It’s kind of interesting.
 
07/24/2018 01:12PM  
I don't have a recent fishing report but I really liked my trip there last year w/ my then 9 yo daughter. It's a lot of getting in and out of the canoe to portage with the small lakes but it's a very quiet area. We only saw a few people and we were there over Memorial Day weekend which is a busy time.

We caught a lot of smallies and had a walleye fish fry.


 
SweetBerryWine
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07/25/2018 08:54AM  
ducks,

Look at the smile on that kiddos face! Looks like you created some lasting memories with her! I took a trip through #43 this past spring, but we passed through Swan, headed to Brule, went North/East, and exited on Ram. We wanted to do more traveling, but this trip will be more about relaxing and fishing.
Thanks for the photos!
 
carmike
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07/25/2018 02:20PM  
The color pattern on that walleye is amazing.
 
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