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I was thinking about giving this lake near zimmerman a try sometime in the coming weeks. I know nothing about it except what I've seen on the DNR website. I'm always a little leary going on the ice of a lake I've never been to. Is there anything I should know about it's ice (areas to stay away from, etc) or is the ice normally pretty good? Also, is this lake even worth giving a try? Thanks

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Smallie Huggin has some recent info on the lake that might be of interest.

I'll hunt him down.

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It has been good for pike in the past allthough that was about 7 years ago when the last time I fished it. Tip up and a sucker in about 10ft on the south side worked for me.

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I fish from sundown till midnight on little elk lake near zimmerman. earlyer in the season the fishing was really good limit of crappies and a couple eyes every night. The fishing has slowed down a bit now but still a good time.

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Birch Lake, which is just across 15 from Ann had 16 inches yesterday and Ann usually has the same amount of ice.

A lot of Sunnies near the sunken island that you can see on the DNR lake map. You will have to sort through them but you can probably get a couple of meals. There have been some nights where the most traffic on the lake is after dark as it is a really clear lake.

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