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    Lake Laverne

    How is the fishing in Lake Laverne? My 9 year old grandson loves to fish and I am looking for a place where the fish bite and the scenery is great. Thanks for the opinions in advance.



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    It has fish. And swan poop. If at all possible, I'd go somewhere not there.


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    Re: Lake Laverne

    I don't recall EVER seeing someone fish at Lake Laverne in my time in Ames.



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    I've actually seen quite a few people fishing there - and they've got decent fish. But it smells horrible when you get close up, and I'd be afraid to touch the fish that come out of the water.


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    Re: Lake Laverne

    With all the crap that has been done to that little pond, if there is a fish in there, he's a hybrid of epic proportions that might not take to kindly to someone setting a hook in his mouth. Might not be pretty



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    With all the crap that has been done to that little pond, if there is a fish in there, he's a hybrid of epic proportions that might not take to kindly to someone setting a hook in his mouth. Might not be pretty



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    If there were fish in it I'm not sure I would touch them. Something about a pond on a university campus, by a major road, with city hills all around it that drain into it doesnt sit well with me.


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    Re: Lake Laverne

    I would suggest Ada Hayden just north of Ames. I've been there a few times and have caught quite a few fish.



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I don't recall EVER seeing someone fish at Lake Laverne in my time in Ames.
    I've seen two grandpas fishing with their grandsons just this past week and a couple 30-40 year olds pack up a cooler and seat and fish there also.



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    How is the fishing in Lake Laverne? My 9 year old grandson loves to fish and I am looking for a place where the fish bite and the scenery is great. Thanks for the opinions in advance.
    If you fish there, make sure you have your fishing license. The ISU cops don't have much to do during the summer. If they see you, they will check.



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    I will admit to once wading across Lake Laverne, the long way, on a dare.

    One of the swans came out and tried to kick the crap out of me, just before I got out of the water on the west side.

    The summarize, the experience was "icky".


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    Re: Lake Laverne

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    I've actually seen quite a few people fishing there - and they've got decent fish. But it smells horrible when you get close up, and I'd be afraid to touch the fish that come out of the water.
    Pretty sure when I was in college, I drained the dew off my lily a few times there leaving welch...


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    Re: Lake Laverne

    I would suggest going west of Ames to the Raccoon River near Fraser. Good fishing and scenery.



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    Re: Lake Laverne

    You'd be better off fishing at Long John Silver's.


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    Re: Lake Laverne

    If you fish in Lake Laverne you might get your line snagged on remnants of goal posts.


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