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harvey lee

Twin Lake-Cushing

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Does anyone fish this lake in the summer? My Grandparents use to own a farm on the lake when I was knee high to a grasshopper on this lake. We use to catch some very nice Lg mouth bass and sunfish there. They also had a campground and rented out boats.

Is this lake still good for any specie? There use to be no homes around the lake and I kmow the on the west side it is almost full today.

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Funny you should bring this up. My buddy and I were just talking yesterday about the big bass we used to catch out of there about 10 years ago, haven't fished it since then. Planning on giving it a shot this spring.

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We used to fish Twin years ago also. Seems to me we caught trout in there. That was probably 25+ years ago.

Still wonder about it everytime we head up 87 to the cabin.

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I fished the lake as a lad in the 60's and there were some beautiful panfish in the lake and the largemouth were pigs.

There were a few northerns and a few crappies also.

I never caught any trout in the lake though.

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I might try it this weekend any tips would help I will let you know how i do.

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The Lake I,m talking about is approx 3 miles north of the town of Cushing and then to the right off the tar approx 1 mile. The lake is to the north of the road. Or west of Luck about 10 miles.

There may be another DNR name for the lake like Herby or something like that but since the early 60's we called it Twin lakes along with all the neighbors there. I could be wrong on the name. My Grandfather had a farm on the lake all of his life. They also had a campground and rented out the only boats on the lake as it was all private land around it. I would guess around the late 60's they did put a public landing in on the east half of the lake in the NW corner.

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Those are some nice looking perch Harvey where did you tie into those pigs?

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Lake Gogebic in the UP in Michigan. We caught quite a few of them to be honest. A great perch fishery.

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The Lake I,m talking about is approx 3 miles north of the town of Cushing and then to the right off the tar approx 1 mile. The lake is to the north of the road. Or west of Luck about 10 miles.

There may be another DNR name for the lake like Herby or something like that but since the early 60's we called it Twin lakes along with all the neighbors there. I could be wrong on the name. My Grandfather had a farm on the lake all of his life. They also had a campground and rented out the only boats on the lake as it was all private land around it. I would guess around the late 60's they did put a public landing in on the east half of the lake in the NW corner.

On a map it's called Herby, because East and West Twin are south of Cushing. That's a little more helpful. I've never fished it but from a little fact finding it sounds like the lake had a partial winterkill sometime in the mid 90's. Afterward there was a single stocking of northern and bass. It sounds like the bass fishery has come back, not a whole lot of mention of other species.

edit: The shoreline also looks to be about 50% developed at this time.

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When my Grandfather owned the farm on the lake there it was all farm land and no cabins or houses. When we sold the farm years ago they started to put up the cabins and houses. I believe it all started around the middle 80's if I remember correctly.

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