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4 days left of work until we unplug for 7 days up in the wonderful world of summer vacation. We stay at a resort on Balsam and my kids (who live by their ipods and ipads etc) are climbing the walls to go up there! I am so excited to spend time fishing and hiking (I cannot believe I want to go hiking either) with my family. I cannot seem to get much done at work. Well at least that is normal...

So any info I could get for Balsam is appreciated. Temps, weed growth etc I don't want/need honey holes as we know the lake well enough. just some basic info on where the lake is "at" in terms of spawn temps weeds etc. Thanks

I can smell the campfire now.

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dfv87

one more day at work before we break away! Hoping some of the pannies are ready to be taken and the pike are snapping! Gonna try the fly rod this year so hoping for some calm days! Hope everybody has a good week!

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dfv87

Well trip was awesome as always. Plenty of pannies for the fryer and pike to test our metal. Fly rod was... OK, I still need lots fo practice. Biggest fish... Pike 34" CPR'd by my daughter (11 yrs old) she was pretty proud. ATV trails were new thing we tried this year and we WILL continue those next year. People were great again this year with a big thank you to Petrichs for the HUGE ice cream cones! they were a big hit.

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fishuhalik

I always liked Balsam. It was never an outstanding lake for any species, but it was good for everything. Decent pike, pannies, bass & eyes and we could always find dinner out there!

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JigNPlastic

Yeah Balsam is a nice lake and I agree it isn't top notch for anything but pretty good for many species. We were up that same week and went to visit Mike many times for some good ice cream, got to love the northern hospitality.

Tim

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dfv87

The way we were treated when we stopped for Ice Cream was amazing, 3-4 people were helping us and made us feel welcome and like they truly appreciated our business. They were laughign and friendly, they even offered ice for some that we were brigning back for others at the resort (to help slow the melting)... Just the best people and being out in the sun all day then to stop and get a cone the size of your head ... it was a little piece of heaven! If you guys see/know the owners, please tell them we will be back again next summer and they will be getting our business again!

Petrich's... just stop in you won't be disappointed.

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JigNPlastic

Our cabin is under 2 miles from Petrich's store and they are always great, especially the son Steve. We were up there last summer when the power went out for 3 days and they were so awesome about providing ice and even keeping a great attitude when it was 90 out. I will be up there Tuesday for a week so I will be at Petrich's 4 or 5 times and I will certainly tell them for you dfv87.

Again, glad you had a great trip to God's country,

Tim

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dfv87

Thx Tim!

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