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Demontreville and Olson are located in the city of Lake Elmo. In this video I made the best of a strange kind of day and had a lot of fun on this early fall day. I caught several bass and a couple of small northern pike. These lakes have special fishing and boating regulations that are posted at the public access.
It was a very cool and windy late summer day for me to be fishing on Demontreville and Olson lakes. These lakes have a slot limit for bass. Any bass between 12 inches and 16 inches in length must be released immediately. I was eager to see how many fish over 16 inches I could catch, because I would have to imagine that with a slot limit like this many of the bass over 16 inches would end up on somebody's dinner table.
Windy days like this are usually good days for spinnerbaits and shallow diving crankbaits, so that’s what I started fishing with on Demontreville Lake. They produced a couple of nice bass and a pair of northern pike for me before I headed over to give Olson Lake a try.
Olson Lake turned out to have much clearer water in it. I started out on Olson with the shallow crankbaits again and caught one or two fish that way before I changed to a Texas rigged worm so that I could fish a little deeper in the clearer water. After catching one or two on that I motored back to Demontreville Lake and started casting crankbaits again.
Fishing was pretty tough today on both of these lakes. I had to wait quite a while between hookups. I think the problem had something to do with the strange weather conditions I was fishing in. It was august 31st and the weather was very much hinting at the change of season to fall for the first time that year.
The bass weren’t exactly jumping into the boat, but I did catch several fish and had a fun day of fishing. I was never able to catch a single bass over 16 inches.
Lures Used: Crankbait, and Texas rigged worm. Water Clarity: Stained/clear. Water Color: Brown/green. Time of Year: Late summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds and weedlines. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass and northern pike. Topics of Discussion: Special fishing and boating regulations, fishing Rat-L-Traps, windy conditions.