Birch Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 124 ratings as of Apr. 16, 2017

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by MrCarp on Apr. 16, 2017

Was out there today and the lake is still cover with ice. BUT that being said I would not recommend going out on the ice. I think within a month we all shall be fishing there. Cheers Paul

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by Gooner on Feb. 19, 2017

Anyone been out here lately????

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by Ride rank on Jan. 4, 2017

Alright thank you very much for the info, what bait do you use if you don't mind sharing?

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by ifliefish on Jan. 3, 2017

Fishing hit and miss, last time out landed a dozen rainbows and a few brookies. This lake looks more like the Walmart parking lot these days. Was out last week mid week and there was no lie over 30 trucks parked in the parking lot and probably a dozen on the lake which blows my mind considering it's a foot access lake only.

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by Ride rank on Jan. 3, 2017

How's the fishing going? Anyone have any info? Been wanting to try this lake for a long time but it's a 3 hour drive for me any information would be greatly appreciated.

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by MikeBorto76 on Dec. 27, 2016

No action, not a nibble. busy lake

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by trfisher5 on Dec. 26, 2016

Out on Sunday for an hour and a half, caught a 14" rainbow in about 6ft of water about 20 minutes in

by Mattschalm on Dec. 22, 2016

Caught five rainbows here in anywhere from 5-7 feet of water
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by Beerboy1 on Dec. 20, 2016

Ice Report: 12 in
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by Ck87 on Dec. 9, 2016

Ice Report: 6 in

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by Bemoredog on Dec. 3, 2016

Ice unsafe. Saw 1 guy fall through. Fishing extremely poor. Small fish, no action. Access road sketchy.

by airace on Oct. 26, 2016

Rainbows trolling with Willow Leaf
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by airace on Oct. 26, 2016

Caught a few Rainbows on Willow Leaf trolling Ice starting to form on lake

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by Darkwing on Sep. 14, 2016

We where using dennys still water nymph green and green chronomids

by Jkotz on Sep. 14, 2016

How's the fly fishing there anyone know?

by Bhughes on Aug. 27, 2016

What are you guys using for bait thanks

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by Darkwing on Apr. 23, 2016

Lake is clear , fished it April 17 th . Fish caught in 10 to 15 feet after 2pm

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by BNR on Apr. 20, 2016

Anyone been since melted, was there winter kill there also?

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by Five of diamonds 505 on Mar. 27, 2016

Hey there guys was wondering if there's still enough ice to walk on out there have a 2 hour trip one way so don't really want to drive all the way up there thanks a lot

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by gush on Mar. 5, 2016

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by ebby on Mar. 5, 2016

Limited out by noon seen some nice ones a little fussy but all good

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by Remps on Feb. 19, 2016

Thanks Monsterlander.

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by Monsterlander on Feb. 18, 2016

I was there 2 weeks ago and there was 15 trucks on the ice. Even with the warm weather I would imagine it's still fine.

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by Remps on Feb. 17, 2016

Has anyone been out recently that could tell me if you think it will be safe to drive on this coming weekend Feb. 20??

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by swapdonk on Jan. 29, 2016

ok lets clear this up there is no springs running into the lake right now no pike no walleye no burbot just trout browns brooks and rainbows big sign saying can keep three but only one can be rainbow you can drive on lake through a back trail but locals dont like it lots of atvs and sleds fish and wildlife use there sleds on it and there is no length limit also CLEAN UP UR S**T cuz us locals are getting sick of doing it

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by Mikey69 on Jan. 27, 2016

Bin thinking of comeing down to the lake.couple hour drive. Should I be ready to walk on? Or can you drive on.

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by Jacquard24 on Jan. 18, 2016

Ok day fishing had a couple brooks saw some small Browns and some decent rainbows. Terrible luck from the lake lost a phone and left my tackle box I'm thinking probably in the parking lot. Poorluck to have lost a phone through the ice and if anyone's seen my tackle box that would be nice I know that's a long shot. 16 inches of ice. Give me a ring if you have my tackle not hoping for anything. Blue Plano should have three licenses in it. 5872231665

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by Woolybugger on Jan. 18, 2016

Beautiful day on the lake today no sign of a big brown but still great to be out.

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by jordonz28 on Jan. 18, 2016

What is the legal length to keep the trout here? Is it a foot?

by Ganjadiggs on Jan. 17, 2016

I'm hoping that they are talking about the other birch lake with pike and whites

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by Jacquard24 on Jan. 16, 2016

I have heard many reports of pike and burbot being caught going up tomorrow for Brookies hopefully no pike nothing like an invasive species to ruin a good fishery

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by geedub on Jan. 12, 2016

Because of reports like that,this website's getting lamer and lamer

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by quickrelease on Jan. 12, 2016

I was out last weekend, far north end of lake , spring running into lake there. Fishing was great, big whites, pike , ling, 10 walleye, I never caught so many fish in all my days.

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by OnTheFly1984 on Jan. 12, 2016

Apparently there have been reports of pike being caught at birch. Can anyone confirm wether or not this is true?

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by Athlete fisherman on Jan. 6, 2016

You are allowed to keep 3 trout any species combined but only 1 rainbow. I believe that's what the regulations are .

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by Dedo on Jan. 6, 2016

The fish r very good eating

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by petetherocker on Jan. 3, 2016

you are NEVER allowed 5 of each species.

by Jayjayjay on Jan. 3, 2016

And is it true you should not eat the fish out of this lake? Lol

by Jayjayjay on Jan. 3, 2016

It says on this your not allowed to keep any. I need to pick up a set of regs. In the mean time does anybody know if you are? Because someone told me 5 of each.....

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by Dedo on Jan. 1, 2016

Really good day on the lake today 9-10 inches of ice. Trucks were driving on it all day and the fish were biting good day

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by Buddhameister on Dec. 20, 2015

Ice good but noticed thinning about 200' south of main island. Bites periodic. Lots of fishing pressure through week. Any one know if the foot access only rule for the lake is valid only during the summer? Been seeing sledders and quaders, regularly.

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by jordonz28 on Dec. 19, 2015

How busy is this lake during the weekends? Looking for a nice quiet place to catch some fish.

by WOOKIE on Dec. 12, 2015

Ice Report: 8 in
Good ice by the island. There were quads out on the ice today.

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by Athlete fisherman on Dec. 10, 2015

Thinking about heading out this coming up weekend and I'm curious what's working for bait ?

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by jprevost on Dec. 10, 2015

Caught a decent sized 6.9 pound brown trout NE corner 15 feet out

by Buddha on Dec. 10, 2015

Are sleds or quads allowed on the lake?

by WOOKIE on Dec. 7, 2015

Ice Report: 7 in
A solid 7 inches of good ice with a couple of inches of snow cover around the island. Evidence of flood water between the access point and the island.

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by Boxbrown on Dec. 3, 2015

Me and a buddy were here yesterday. Caught 7 fish. 6 Brookies and one rainbow. All 12 to 15". Nice run of fish.

by Boxbrown on Dec. 2, 2015

Ice Report: 6 in
5 to 6 inches of good ice

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by Daryk Johnson on Oct. 18, 2015

I just went there and caught a 25 brookie and some rainbows.

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by Mastermagician on Aug. 25, 2015

Great lake lots of fish ...love that there is three species of trout ..was there on Saturday caught 2 rainbows .on a Canadian flag lure .fly-fishing probably a better way to go though....

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by bobberfly on Aug. 8, 2015

More likely a Western species moose

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by smokin''rabbit on Aug. 3, 2015

Full moon time. Caught lots of rainbows. Had two nice sized ones for dinner. They tasted delicious

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by smokin'rabbit on Aug. 3, 2015

Saw a Shiras moose there yesterday and a nest of maturing herons high in the trees.

by lecuyer on Aug. 2, 2015

Boom baby
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by Dickweed on Jun. 19, 2015

No campsites or anything at birch just a parking lot on top of the hill and a crazy tight steep small watercraft launch

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by Uncle patty on Jun. 18, 2015

Is there any camping at this lake

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by Cajed1 on May. 23, 2015

Not much of one. More of a car toper, kayak, float tube launch. No room to turn trailer around at bottom of steep hill.

by Rolling4trolling on May. 22, 2015

Is there a launch? I have a 15 foot flat bottom would like to get out there this weekend.

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by ifishingAlberta.com on May. 16, 2015

Hello I'm from brooks and I would like to now how far it is from here because it sounds like a place to do some good fly fishing

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by SpinnerMike on Apr. 29, 2015

NOT ACCESSIBLE WITHOUT WATERCRAFT. The place was beautiful with an amazing variety of bird life and rising trout, but even in my chest waders I had a hard time getting around, let alone casting far enough into fish territory. Nice quiet place though.

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by Rjnickerson on Apr. 12, 2015

I was there last week still frozen pretty good

by B10_bingo on Apr. 9, 2015

Hey guys, Just wondering how thick the ice is. I'm heading out on Saturday.

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by B10_bingo on Apr. 9, 2015

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by Lakechaser on Mar. 16, 2015

Birch Lake is not so big that you can't walk to a great spot to ice fish. There are lakes for driving on and some we should not take for granted. Birch lake is one of those sweet little lakes. Our children are watching, teach them well.

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by Mangler on Mar. 13, 2015

Fishing was slow. Lake has about 7" of frozen overflow ice and about 14" solid ice below that at the North end.

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by Mangler on Mar. 13, 2015

Went out today

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by B10_bingo on Mar. 12, 2015

How is the ice conditions? Anyone have any luck lately?

by Mr. Harley Larson on Mar. 11, 2015

Since when are you not allowed to drive on birch, I've fished for 15 years. Is it cause they put airator on? I've never herd that before

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by Playharddiehappy on Mar. 1, 2015

Good day of fishing, started out a bit slow but we finally figured out how deep to place our hooks. A few vehicles on the lake pretty slushy under the snow one 4x4 was stuck for a while.

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by New fish on Feb. 18, 2015

Wamac you're not allowed to drive on Birch, though some people do anyways. If you don't want to walk, bring a snowmobile or an ATV. Just be respectful of other fishermen.

by Kaydo on Feb. 16, 2015

Has anyone been out to birch lately, how's the fishing

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by Wamac on Feb. 3, 2015

Can anyone tell me if it is safe to drive on Birch?

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by snazyevey on Jan. 19, 2015

Show day on Sunday. Used flies exclusively. Managed two rainbows. Saw a bunch of fish on the finder. Missed a bunch of takes.

by Hottubdoc on Jan. 18, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Birch Lake
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by Hole Driller on Jan. 1, 2015

Parasite called black spot caught a few myself with the spots they say its not harmful

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by Mr. Harley Larson on Dec. 26, 2014

Caught one small brook with little black things all over it? Wtf? Is it. Parasite? Snalls ?

by superbob_69er on Dec. 19, 2014

Patients is key.
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by Spidey on Dec. 11, 2014

Decent size brookies
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by Slivers on Nov. 28, 2014

Ice 7" good solid ice. Bite was decent

by greenjobfish on Nov. 23, 2014

Went out yesterday landed two brookies. missed a couple more. Is the water quality always this murky. The brook that came home with me tasted just fine too

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by hammerhandle on Nov. 21, 2014

When was there an oil spill in birch?

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by FishFinder69 on Nov. 20, 2014

Don't eat the fish in this lake. They are poisoned from oil spill....

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by Boots2 on Nov. 19, 2014

Ice 4", great day! Good to see you had fun too Ronald, we got 3 food groups yesterday, fins, feathers and fur! -boots

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by Rapalaroland on Nov. 15, 2014

Heading out tomorrow will post ice thickness and success

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by fishing crazy on Nov. 14, 2014

Has anyone bin out on the ice yet?

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by hammerhandle on Sep. 20, 2014

Went out today for 4 hrs off shore today by boat launch used worms and bobber and couldn't keep the 3in perch off the hook. tried a fly rod and same result . last time i fished this lake was 2 yrs ago from my canoe and caught nothing but those DAM PERCH. Ive never seen a trout come out of here. please help hahaha

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by chongo on Sep. 15, 2014

Fished this past Saturday amazing we almost had the whole lake to ourselves. Only one other boat. Caught the cycle. Brookies hitting the most. All 14"+, only 1 brown was 10".

by Theresa on Aug. 19, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Birch Lake
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by Cajed1 on Aug. 5, 2014

Managed all 3 species this weekend, including a 16" brown. What an amazing little lake lots of action from the 12" and under rainbows.

by New fish on Jul. 9, 2014

Thanks Kane!

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by Kane on Jul. 6, 2014

If you click the red cycle you will see possession is a a limit of 3 (of any of them combined. So 2 of 1 and 1 of the other or 3 of one kind and so on

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by New fish on Jul. 4, 2014

Is it catch and release only? According to possetion limit it's blank. Thinking of taking my dad but he'd like to keep a couple.

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by Schlak on Jul. 2, 2014

( spelling error, " have never fished this lake")*

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by Schlak on Jul. 2, 2014

Anyone have any luck lately? Planning to fish here some time next weekend and have never fished before, it would be awsome if someone could help me out and share some spots where the bite is hot! Thanks

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by Jakinator on Jun. 27, 2014

Thought I'd seen it all until a guy showed up with his belly boat, equipped with a 6 rod holder(yes he was carrying 6 rods on it) and a fish finder system strapped to the side of his belly boat. Lots of action today on the lake, caught 1 brown and 15 or so rainbows. All about 10"s so nothing worth keeping but if it's not fished out, may be worth a trip back before fall.

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by vinnie on Jun. 21, 2014

Allowed to keep 3 trout, of which 1 may be rainbow or the choice of keeping 1 of each or 3 of one species. Some people catch some really nice sized and nice numbers of fish.

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by vinnie on Jun. 21, 2014

fished here 2 weeks ago and caught 3 trout in two hours. Didn't have to worry about bait. They chased a small silver spinner. Fishing to the right of the boat launch along the trail off shoreline. water was 3-4 feet deep and very clear. casting off shore and bringing back lure gradually produced the best results. first two fish were brook trout and the last one was a rainbow. Released the brookies and kept the rainbow. fish were 11-12 inches. Nice lake ,healthy fishing.

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by Fishalong on Jun. 10, 2014

Fished here for 2 days nice trout . Would be nice if there was a better place to dock a boat, all in all a good fishing hole, keep up the good work . It's a pleasure to go to a place and catch a nice fish.

by bruno27 on May. 31, 2014

do they have a boat lunch on the lake and is it a electric motor lake only

by New fish on May. 24, 2014

Went out for the morning May 22 and it was great. Caught 2 Browns right off shore using worm and bobber. Next time I'd bring a canoe.

by iFish Guest on May. 23, 2014

Spent 3 hours between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, caught 2 small rainbows and a brookie. Might be worth another try on another day. Overall a bit disappointed.

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by Lakechaser on May. 22, 2014

We will let you know May 23rd

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by iFish Guest on May. 7, 2014

Hate to be the guy to ask, but is the ice gone?

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by small fry on Feb. 9, 2014

Feb 8 2014 we got there around 1:00pm set up by the island. the ice was about 24" thick. fishing was slow for about 20 min. We caught 4 brook and a rainbow in about 2 hours. The biggest brook was 34cm long. Rainbow was about 11" long. over all was a good day.

by Fish on! on Jan. 8, 2014

Off point west off standing dead trees north of aerator
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by Fish on! on Jan. 8, 2014

Ice Report: 8 in
Anglers beware! Was onBirch Jan. 7th 2014....ankle deep water and slush below snow cover and sitting on ice, Previous holes drilled have water flowing out of them and flooding the ice sheet.

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by MR.HARRIS on Jul. 8, 2013

Can you camp at birch lake?

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by Rapalaroland on Apr. 10, 2013

The access to birch is on that same main road as the beaver is off of its signed in

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by iFish Guest on Apr. 9, 2013

How do you access this lake.It appears that there is no roads on the map. Have fished Beaver alot but its starting to get way to crowded.

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by Fishalong on Mar. 22, 2013

Ive never fished this lake , but stood on shore a few times . Looks like an awesome brookie lake , how deep is the water generally .what is average size of brookies ?

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by Fishalong on Mar. 22, 2013

Ive never fished this lake , but stood on shore a few times . Looks like an awesome brookie lake , how deep is the water generally .what is average size of brookies ?

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by VennemFish on Mar. 4, 2013

Went on the weekend and was there nice and early around 7am. Fished for almost 4 hours and caught one. This was pretty slow compared to the other times I have been there.

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by 2by2 on Dec. 30, 2012

Arrived early afternoon and fished till it began to get dark. I don't believe anybody got a fish. Maybe the morning is better...

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by Cliff on Dec. 17, 2012

Went Sunday and a little slow. Got one monster brookie 4.5lbs and had another on that looked even bigger, but spit the hook at hole. Nice lake and BIG trout

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by Boots on Dec. 2, 2012

8-9" of ice today. Fish on camera but would not bite, left at noon along with most others, didn't look like they were having any luck either. Nice lake but just not biting today.

by 80malibu on Nov. 18, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Birch Lake
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by 300wsm on Jul. 14, 2012

Fished all day seen two fish rise No one on lake got any fish Seen a lot of minnows dead along the shore

by Floyde on Jan. 5, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Birch Lake
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by Floyde on Jan. 5, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Birch Lake
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by S man on Dec. 29, 2011

Their are some big brookies in thier. Cuoght three pounder

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by Bowshot on Dec. 27, 2011

ACA installed aeriation system Good size brookies, usually slow and steady when I go

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by Bkasper on Dec. 26, 2011

There are some monster brooks in this lake. Went last winter and we would get real excited seeing them swim through the hole. Couldn't get them to bite anything however... Town of Caroline or come organization recently installed airaration system couple years ago to prevent winter kill.

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by Kev on Jun. 19, 2011

Went on June 18, weather was terrible (windy and raining) didn't see any rises or have any luck.....

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