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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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    • monstermoose78
      Went to a small lake up around Mille lacs lake and found 20-28 inches of ice. The access looked like some busted it up, so eyeguy and I walked out. We caught bluegills and crappies on plastics. It was windy and cold but we got a few nice ones. 
    • JBMasterAngler
      Well, got out there this morning. Wind really made things miserable. Ice was about 12 inches. Was still in pretty good shape along the shorelines, although the top few inches were "milky". Ice was really popping and cracking the whole time. Everyone was traveling by foot (which I recommend). Tried for rainbows in the shallows, but couldn't avoid the perch, so I went deep for lakers. Marked one right off the bottom in 115 ft, but other than that, just a couple pods of smelt moved through. Pretty disappointing end to a very forgettable ice season 
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