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rosie

highland or swede grove

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has any one been out here lately if so what are you catching are the sunfish still biting and is it true that big northerns are being caught any info will be appriacated

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I was out there this afternoon with my kids. There were a LOT of people on the ice! We fished the north bay with the crowd. We caught 2 sunnies, both 8", 16 perch 8-9", 1 13" walleye, and my son caught a 38" pike on a fathead just before dark. He saw 3 other big northerns on the camera so I ma sure if we had targeted them, we would have done well.

There is a pretty good trail from the ramp to the north bay but a lot of snow on the ice so 4x4 is a must if driving out.

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Out on Swede Grove yesterday, saw a lot of perch and b-gills on camera. A couple of pike came thru but no bites. If you like catching medium to small perch and medium size gills/sunnies it's alright. Also saw a fish house that had burned up out there, hopefully the owners pull off all thats left of it soon.

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Went again yesterday, roughed it for 3 hrs, caught about 30 or so perch in 11 FOW. tip up went up once, but lost a nice sucker minnow to something big, i need to set the hook better. Only one other guy was fishing at the time who was not having any luck just 50 feet from where i was.

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