Originally Posted by FishLip
I have heard at one time that lake was a top pike lake. Anybody know if it is still good? If not what happened?
Back in the 80s and early 90s it was a spectacular pike lake - lots of 10 - 20 lb fish nand bigger, along with loads of 3-5 lb walleyes. There were huge schools of perch up to 13 inches and very fat. The pike's forage base was the perch and, for reasons I was never sure of, the perch population crashed and the population of big pike followed. Then came drought, drawdown for dam repairs and other things.
I have heard in the last couple of years that the pike population is on the rebound, but I haven't fished it for 12 or 15 years.