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Lake Poinsett Fishing Reports

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Has anyone been by Poinsett Lately? I am curious if the heavy rains have helped the water levels at all. I drove by two weeks ago and water was coming in from dry, but very little coming in from Albert.

I'd like to see this lake back to normal some day!

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Father-in-law was by poinsett today. Water is still coming in from both places. He said the outlet from Albert is running pretty slow yet because of all the weeds in the outlet.

The water is up some he said. He said all the lakes(albert, Mary, John)around Pionsett are full, so it should keep running into Pionsett for awhile yet.

I would like to see it full again myself. Makes launching the boat alot easier.

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I talked to my brother in law on Tuesday the 14 th he lives by poinsett and said the lake is considered full but he would like to see another foot or foot and a half of water to be completely full

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I have talked to a few people lately that say it's completely full. Not sure if this is rumor or not. Has anyone been by first hand?

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Been there the past two weekends and I would say water levels are pretty normal. Easy to launch a boat at prestrudes it's certainly not full like 97 or 01 but good water levels. It's gotta be up 18-24+ inches from last year. You can float over the rocks by prestrudes point close to shore. Last year some of those were out of the water. The water level is probably similar to 2002-2003 from what I remember in my brookings days.

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I was out on Poinsett Sunday and I saw a flash of 16ft on the graph for the first time in years! It was great to see.

Evidently, the lake still has a solid white bass population.

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Man i wish i could see that lake again. My grandparents had a cabin on the south side of the lake, and i spend most of my childhood fishing. I think if memory serves me they were east of mudsons resort like 3 cabins or so. You all are bringing back some of the best times of my life. I remember when crappie fishing was as easy as just sitting there watching them jump out of the water. Oh well good luck someday i will get up there to see it all again.

Kind regards,

Jeff

Phoenix AZ

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Moving back to school tomorow will be hitting the lakes for a couple weeks before i start whacking ducks. Anything been going on out on ponsett for smallies, pike, white bass just seeing if anyones been having any luck

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Walleyes bite has been good. Spinner and crawlers in 11 to 15 feet.

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