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Centerville help!!!

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Want to head out there tonight.. are trucks driving all over the lake now?? got a tahoe and i am wondering if it will be ok to drive out... also where exactly is the access on this lake it is not on the dnr map it just says its in the park on the west side??

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Ryan

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As far as I know it's ok ice on most of the lake-- lots of traffic driving around.

to get to the park, go as far as you can on cty14 and take a left for about 1/2 mi. to the boat ramp

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I was out there on the 21st and there were vehicles all over. There was 19" where we were, and with the cold weather most of the week it probably made even more ice. As stated, follow Cty 14 around (ignore the detour signs as the road goes through to where you enter the park) and enter the park at the end. We had a little crappie action, but it came in streaks. Good luck!

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I was out there on Sunday... Cars driving on the lake now as well as small trucks... However, I didnt catch ANYTHING!

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Place almost looked like a small tourney going on on Sunday.

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didn't catch anything? you were fishing in the wrong spot then! I believe there is a tourney coming up soon (feb. 9th) on centerville, alot of people like to try and "pre-fish", thinking they'll have some sort of advantage come the tourney. The ice is solid and thick. suburbans, 3/4 ton trucks, you're fine. there's a pretty good road going out of waterworks, otherwise you can go through to park access. Centerville is a great lake to get a tug on your line, the crappies aren't quite big enough to eat yet. (6-8")

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 Originally Posted By: gemNeyeJoe
didn't catch anything? you were fishing in the wrong spot then! I believe there is a tourney coming up soon (feb. 9th) on centerville, alot of people like to try and "pre-fish", thinking they'll have some sort of advantage come the tourney. The ice is solid and thick. suburbans, 3/4 ton trucks, you're fine. there's a pretty good road going out of waterworks, otherwise you can go through to park access. Centerville is a great lake to get a tug on your line, the crappies aren't quite big enough to eat yet. (6-8")

They have been that size 8-9" for about 15 years now. It gets fished out every 3 years. This is the year it gets fished out again. It was a zoo out there Saturday and Sunday. Those people aren't pre-fishing(The tournament is in front of waterworks). The fishing for sunfish and crappie will get progressively tougher. It's already started.

If you look across the road you will see that nobody is fishing Peltier right now because it got pounded last year and earlier this year.

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These lakes get pounded year after, year. They do hold some nicer fish and they are quite catchable but when they are posted as a go to spot year after year it is only a matter of time and the masses move in. Ron, can you remember the early 90's out on Peltier before the "word" got out? There were crappies in the 12-14" range on a regular basis and sunfish in the 8-10" range. There are still some out there but I think the areators have reduced the overall size by increasing the survival of all the little ones not to mention all of the public advertising that the sunfish or crappies are biting on Peltier or Centerville in a certain outdoor newspaper. I'll take the late ice bite and fish some of the nearby pothole lakes that don't get the press but hold equally impressive fish.

Tunrevir~

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I need to sell and move north!!!

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Ya, it's amazing how the crowd moved across the road to Centerville. I'm one who moved over too so I've got no high ground to claim---

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I've noticed that. my friend lives a few blocks from peltier/centerville. last year not many people on centerville, tons on on peltier. now its vice versa! peltier used to have slabs years ago till the lake got pounded, ill only go on peltier to duck hunt now-a-days

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Don't give up on the lake, just bypass the crowds. There are still fish to be had that are pretty decent out there but you have to steer clear of the herd. Craps and sunfish alike but go explore some of the lesser fished spots and you may well be rewarded with some decent fish. half of the fun is finding them and the other half is bragg.....um, telling people you caught them.

Tunrevir~

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