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Nelson Lake ND Report

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We made our annual trip out to Nelson Lake in ND. For those who don't know. It is a small powerplant lake that stays open year round. It is about 25 miles north of Bismarck. We fished last Friday and Saturday. Friday was 60 degrees and no wind; the fishing was excellent with about 70 fish caught. No huge fish, our biggest was about 4.5lbs. Saturday they shut down the plant and the water temp dropped about 10 degrees. The fishing was much slower; about 30 fish caught. The wind pickup up to about 30mph so we went up to the Garrison dam tailrace which sits down in a canyon and is protected from wind. We caught 1 walleye and 7 trout. The biggest trout was about a 5lb brown so that was a fun change of pace. Fishing should be excellent over the next month or so. The water is low because they just drew it down, but it should fill up again with all of the snow out there. If you've got the itch for some open water fishing I'd recommend a trip to Nelson.

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Man I hate posts like this.. its just flat out hurts.. LOL..

ok.. gonna go google how far a trip from Linstrom MN..

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is that the lake i saw on backroads with ron and raven?

looks like a nice day. boy deitz, you should have seen the bedding pair i was targeting on sunday! she was an eazy 8 pounds!

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That is a little too far. Maybe we could make it a sales trip D

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Hey Mike, looks like a good time. Its been a while. We will have to get out fishing some time this summer. I have been busy trying to get this pup trained. I am running her in and AKC JH test in a couple of weeks, and a NAVHDA NA test in May. Keeps me busy for the most part. Randy

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is that the lake i saw on backroads with ron and raven?

looks like a nice day. boy deitz, you should have seen the bedding pair i was targeting on sunday! she was an eazy 8 pounds!

Thats even more hurtful.. LOL

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Nice fish! I think I have heard of this lake but never have given it a try. That first fish is a nice chunky one!

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