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Lake of the Week: North Long

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North Long Lake, at 5,998 acres, is one of the largest and most popular lakes in the Brainerd area. Despite this fact, it does receive much less fishing pressure than other lakes in the Brainerd area.


North Long has two bays — the Merrifield bay and Highway 371 bay that surround the main lake portion.

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