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Goose Lake

Man, the walleye fishing is HOT right now in Goose Lake! I recommend heading that direction before the fishing slows down in the fall and winter. I guess this lake has an awesome summer bite and is a great lake to be out on. Good luck everybody!

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After reading the reports I spoke with a few friends and we decided to make the trip and will be fishing Goose Lake this weekend. So far it will be Allen, Dirty, MossyMO, Fox Island Outfitter, Walleye Monkey, Tonts, bowhuntn and 3boys. We only have 3 boats set up for us so far, but if more people want to show up, the more the merrier! Sorry for the last minute invite.

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oh no dont go there some of the local's have allready laid claim to the fish within this PUBLIC body of water.. I wonder if Iceking and Fishon have to pay more for their fishing liscences???? They should considering they think they can lay claim to certain PUBLIC bodies of water!!!

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Hey Jiffy, are you guys really going if so maybe i will line a few guys and we will go too!

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Has anyone talked to Rutn4fun, wonder if he can make it this weekend?

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I'm planning on going as well, however I can't decide if we should bring two fishing boats or just bring my 22' pontoon? We've got 9 guys so far, if we get anymore we'll just bring the toon and a trough to keep all our EYES in. When you see us out there come say hello....

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I am glad to see that you guys are going out there and utilizing the resource thast the Game and Fish Department allows us to enjoy year round. I have heard nor seen anything from them that would lead anyone to believe this is a locals only or winter only fishery. Catch 'em while the catching is good! Wish I could go with!

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yeah, I'm in. I'll ask StevePike if he and his family can make it up there. I don't think they have motor restictions at all...at least I hope not because I'm bringing the big boat up. I also plan on bringing the jetskis so we can tear around the lake after taking a few limits of fish. This is going to be SWEET!

Buckmaster81, do you have an email address? We'll give you the details.

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One step ahead of you guys. Just got the boat hooked up and kids packed for the weekend. Wife is just packing a cooler of bevvies and we are on our way today. Should be frying fish by evening. 4 limits a day for three days, eating all we can, I will watching for you guys stop on in and have a cold one. I will probably cook up some extra fish this evening so don't worry about supper, just take off after work and stop by my campsite and I feed you. FISH FOR EVERYONE.

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dirty, do they have motor restrictions? The two boats we planned on bringing have 200 & 225hp engines. Well they both have kickers on em' If we can't fire up the main source. If we decide to bring the toon instead I'll have my buddy pull up my two Seadoo's and we'll have a riot. Do they allow waterskiing on this lake?

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Remember to bring the wives and kids. I know I asked Grandma to come with, but she said here arthritis was acting up. So I guess crazy Uncle Kenny is coming in her place.....

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Hey, I just confirmed with a few of my friends from Ellendale that this lake really is on fire! Outstanding!! They said they would meet us there. So that makes 2 more boats and 7 more guys. Hell, this is going to be one hell of a party!

BadBoyz, I'm not sure about the waterskiing but from the way it sounds, we are going to need something to do after we limit out. I'll do some checking.

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Just talked to the ole man too, he's in and a couple of his retirement buddies are in too. Hope they allow camping, cuz if the fishing is that good, I'm setting up for a few days.

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If they are biting as well as they say, I may just have to throw my size restriction ethics out the window for the weekend.

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Dang it! I'd head up there in a second except I'm already tied up this weekend. I'll be thinking of you guys hauling in the 'eyes!
That dratted game warden must have told everybody non local!

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Hunt Hard and NEVER GIVE UP

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that's what I was thinking mossy...if they're too small we'll just eat them!! mmm mmm good!!

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Jeez rutn4fun, ya gotta save some for the next meal. Or catch more I guess.

So, does anyone know just how big these are on the average?

I figure I should start preparing myself for the upcoming rules changes and need to know if a 48 quart cooler will suffice, or if I need to bring the 80 quart cooler to bring a few fish home in.

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Hey can The crew and myself come? If so we will have 2 more boats, 6 or 7 kids and 7 or 8 adults. Might even consider bringing the jetski and tubes if enough are interested. Thanks, and let me know if I can party too. Fished it many times in the winter, and have an idea where the hot spots might be.

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After everyone is done this weekend, be sure to post the GPS coordinates too so everyone can benefit!!

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We just got back with another limit and the party has already started up there. On top of that, we used the smaller walleyes (20") as bait to catch our limit of 50lb snapping turtles as well. Its a great time for the whole family. Enjoy.

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I plan to make a detoured contour map of the lake after i fish it this weekend... I will post a link to the map and put asteriks on key locations to help people that arent familiar with this body of water!

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detailed not detoured ;( DOH

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all4eyes, absolutely you can come with!

Kevin, don't worry about the GPS points. I never go fishing without mine and I am willing to share with everybody on FBO.

Couple of buddies have a few hotspots already in there GPS. I'm sure we'll add to that this weekend!

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I'll be in Bismarck this weekend for a wedding,I'll bring the ranger with,got room for 3 more and a couple of coolers.

How's the launch? Herd the water is a little low?

Looks like great weather for the weekend! I can't wait.

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I decided to take Monday and Tuesday off next week as well. With the fishing as hot as it is, a guy's just got to use up some PTO. Besides, as many fish as we'll be pulling out of the lake, there's a good chance there will be none next year and the game and fish will just pull the plug on the stocking program.

If anyone wants to hang around a few extra days you're welcome at my camp site! There will also be a $10 bet on the largest walleye, but in order to enter it in you MUST keep it and bring it back to camp where we will have the standard tape measure and scale. That way we can be sure no one wins on some phony fish story!

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What an awesome weekend so far I count nine boats two jet skies and possibly one pontoon.
We were going to go to Alkaline over by Tappen but I guess we should head north instead, sounds like a big ole party.
Two more boats shouldn't hurt anything. I mean with a surface area of 462 acres should be more then enough room for everybody.

Here's the deal though I don't want any of you charging by me or my buddies like ten feet away from us at full throtttle. I'll have my pencil and paper handy to write down boat numbers.


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man i hope we catch some really small one i can eat like 35 7 inch walleyes i bet

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deep fry and they cook up just like shrimp

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MAN AM I PUMPED!!!!

I agree Buckmaster, the small ones taste best so I'm keeping them for the frying pan. If they're small enough it's almost like eating fish sticks after you fry 'em up! Nothing like Goose Lake fish sticks if you ask me!

I'm also totally stoked to win the big fish contest. I figure if I bring as many fish over 22 or 23 inches back as I can, one of them is bound to be the heaviest. Of course, the medium sized fish make nice pictures so I'll be keeping them too.

This may be the best fishing trip of the year! I plan on getting super drunk one of the days and hopping on the old jetski. Then I'm going to charge all you other boats and spray the heck out of you!! Ha! This is gonna be sweeeeeet!

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Wife and i just canceled weekend plans so we can bring the boys. Nothing like a hot lake to get kids interested in fishing. We will be pulling the camper if we can get a ride on the 'toon, we woudl be appreciative.

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