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Hoffer

walleye report?

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Just looking for some helpful information concerning Ice-fishing rentals at Brandts (anybody stayed there last year or recently and have feedback??) - also any current ice-fishing reports on the South Side - mainly looking for any helpful walleye updates

Thanks in advance!

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Brandts is well run, very safe, makes the best roads on the lake IMHO. Whether the fishing right there is the best is another question. I think early season action can be OK in front of their place. I believe they had roads/houses out as far as Sloppy Joes last year.

As of Friday (Dec 24), it didn't look like they were open to vehicle traffic yet.

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Hoffer,

When are planning to get out? I'll be staying out in a Brandts house Friday night (New Year's Eve). If the info is still useful, I'll be sure to post here.

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have fished out of Brandts for the past four years mainly on sloppy joes. Have went to three and four mile and have ok luck.Roads are always good,houses clean and good people. Will not be up there for at least another week so dont have a fish report.

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Hi guys - thank for the input.

I am staying up there for just one night on Wednesday. I am taking my 7 year old girl and 11 year old boy. I would love to stay more than just one night - they love to fish - but since this is the first time doing an overnight I want to see how it goes. I am just concerned that it will be safe to drive out by Wednesday - from the information I haveheard it seems like they have enough ice. Anyone know how the rental houses are as far as the beds? I know that might be a strange question - but I just wanted to know for the kids. All the communication I have had from Brandts so far has been excellent. Lastly, I will be sure to post a fishing report here on Thursday night if anyone is interested.

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I am going to stay in one of their houses too on Friday and Saturday nights. Does anyone know how far out they have taken their houses and how far out are people driving? Any useful information would be appreciated Thanks

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Well we were out on Wednesday night and caught one eye within the slot limit and one small pout. Lost something really big about 1 am. I was a little unprepared though - the other rental houses we have had in the past ( Mcquoids) came with rattle reels already in the house - and there werent any - so we used tipups in the house and out of the house. we were on "1 and a quarter mile" and were on what appeared to be a great spot - 21 feet where the house was and it went up to 14 feet just about 10 yards away. The rental house was nice and in good shape -would use Brandts again - but would bring rattle reels and also some extra foam for sleeping as they only have 4 inch foam on the beds.

Also, the weather turned real nasty int he early morning with freezing rain etc...so that front might have had something to do with the slow fishing.

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I'll be fishing out of one of Brandts houses next weekend for the first time. Thanks so much for the heads up on the rattle reels. I would have been bummed to get there and not have any.

I'll post a report here next week.

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Why the heck wouldn't the house have rattle reels in it, as a rental? Is this something new? Usually they come ready to go, don't they?

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Is the owner of Brant's on this site??? We are going up in Feb., and was hoping he was a fellow FM'r.

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Farley, Will let you know how i did. I'm heading up to one of Brandts houses on sat. Marvin

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