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Ponds near Mentor

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Whiskers or anyone familier with the Mentor or Maple Lake area. My dad just purchased a chunk of land near Maple it is on a Large pond with two houses on it. He has put a camper on it. He has caught some perch on it just wandering if these ponds are known for good panfish or crappies or if many people fish these ponds. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Depending on which pond it is, Some of them are very awesome for Ice fishing. as long at the general public does not get their hands on them.. some just can not fish for fun, they keep too many and then they are all gone.

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Can you give some more detailed info on where the pond is at? If you look at a satellite map, there are lots of ponds around the area and most are private. I'm on about a 80 acre lake and there are I believe 4 of us owners of the shoreline, lived there for 7 years, minnow trapper that comes thru asked if I've ever caught fish out there, I said I've never fished it, he said he doesn't catch many minnows and figured something must be eating them. So for the 1st time this year I went out and checked it out and I'll be darned if there isn't something out there, I think it was bullheads but some of the fish that were jumping looked like bass to me. I didn't catch anything, I was just out for a evening troll.

Some are good for walleye, some for perch and some for crappie, just depends on which one your on.

Mike

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I will talk to my dad today and find out exactly where it is at. My dad did say a minnow man traps on this pond to, but they trap many ponds in that area. I will let you know.

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I talked to my dad and this is where it is at. The Junction of 12 and 41. 3/4miles east and a 1/4 mile North. It has 1 abandon house on it and a house owned by Richard Lunak. Please let me know if anyone has any info on this Pond. Thanks

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Growing up near there, we used to drive out to some of those lakes/ponds around Maple and Union and plop a small boat in. It's been several years since then, so I can't tell you exactly where those bodies of water are, but we found some pretty nice bass in some of those potholes.

Good Luck!

MJ

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Whiskers or anyone else. Is anyone familier with this pond. My dad hasn't fished it much. Whats the rule with stocking. Can we stock it and who would we get the fish to stock it from. Any info on this pond or with stocking rules it would be great to hear from you. Thanks Guys laugh.gif

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I am not sure what pond that is but as for stocking, you would have to contact the DNR and aske about that. Not sure how they regulate that stuff. The could tell you if it has been stocked or what it has been used for.

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Dock Boy, I spoke with a friend this morning who lives a short distance from the lake you mentioned. He said he did not know if there were any fish in it. He has lived in the area for many years. Hope you enjoy the new area.

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Kingfisher thanks for trying to find me some help. I will just have to spend sometime out thier and see what I find. Thanks.

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Just that in it self is part of the fun of chancing on to a great fishing spot. Good luck with that and let us know how you do.

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    • If you want to stay away from the crowd I would suggest Beacon Harbor I think after jan 1st they don't allow day passes its only beacon harbor and outdoor authority who have houses there. Then they allow only a limited amount of yearly passes.

      Now they don't have all the bells and whistles like a bar and food ect but John and Ann are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Not to mention I personally think it is some of the best.

       

      Now if you needed a bar and food and all that my choices would be Rogers or Westwind

    • fins_n'_feathers

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      Today was the complete opposite of yesterday. The current coming out of light house gap made a pocket of clear water out in the lake overnight, fished right on the edge of the muddy water in 14 feet of water and went through 3 bags of frozen shiners and caught a bunch on plastics after the minnows were gone. Nothing fantastic for size, only 3 in the slot but nice limits of 14-17 inchers and a ton of smaller fish. Once that muddy water gets blown out or clears up the bite is going to be crazy good!

    • eyeguy 54

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      212 wondering the same thing maybe?? ;)   

       

    • Agronomist_at_IA

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    • CigarGuy

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      I got 4 nice ones last Friday in about 8' to 9' of water in a channel off Wakemup Bay .  It was the last hour of daylight.  Tried a couple times during the day Saturday and right before dark and struck out.

    • 11 hours ago, BringAnExtension said:

      Zach-

      I have been making annual ice fishing trips with friends for about 12 years ago.  We have tried LOTW, Mille Lacs, Red and one other lake that happened to be where we could use a free cabin for a weekend.  With that one exception for the free cabin, we have also rented sleepers.

      We have never made it to Devils Lake, but it is on my personal bucket list just because of the possibility of those monster perch.

      Six years ago, we ended up back on Red and no longer consider any other option.  Here's why:

      • This fishing is good.
      • The Petrowske family are wonderful hosts.
      • No other resort that we have used has come close to being wonderful hosts.  They just didn't put any effort into it.

      Now, I don't know how that you translate to your running portables, but I have never been disappointed with our trips to URL.

      Hope that helps.

      You should definitely try Devils lake I went 3 years ago and had a blast. Not only did we get put on a good perch bite but they put us on an Insane walleye bite the guy said it was about an hour window from when the sun starting setting and boy was he right in that hour I caught walleye after walleye after walleye. As soon as I would start reeling one up another mark would take its place on my graph and I couldn't get my lure down fast enough.

      I am sure Johnny P is all booked up on weekends by now and for some reason some of the guys don't like sleeper houses all though I may push for it this year last year was such a hassle packing everything up for the night loading the trucks having to bring sleds and wheelers. I much rather bring my flasher couple rods and lots of beer. I go fishing enough running and gunning its nice to have a break where you just show up and fish.

       

      I usually go to red 3-4 times a year and last year we did go to red for our work trip as well. Just weighing the options.

       

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    • DRAGFOOT

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      I don't know what to say, we crushed em jigging in 30 feet last Friday while getting knocked around in the waves. Anchored up and never moved. Lots of boats on the river already then and not good reports at that point. I was going to go back up for Saturday and if I did I would go straight out to 30 feet again. 

    • delcecchi

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      Gee, think things might be rigged?  Got to be there in person to bid.  Maybe they would get a better price if bidding were on line?  Of course that would inhibit the buddy system.  Make it inconvenient to bid, get lower bids, make the in crowd happy. 

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    • ZachD
      If you want to stay away from the crowd I would suggest Beacon Harbor I think after jan 1st they don't allow day passes its only beacon harbor and outdoor authority who have houses there. Then they allow only a limited amount of yearly passes. Now they don't have all the bells and whistles like a bar and food ect but John and Ann are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Not to mention I personally think it is some of the best.   Now if you needed a bar and food and all that my choices would be Rogers or Westwind
    • fins_n'_feathers
      Today was the complete opposite of yesterday. The current coming out of light house gap made a pocket of clear water out in the lake overnight, fished right on the edge of the muddy water in 14 feet of water and went through 3 bags of frozen shiners and caught a bunch on plastics after the minnows were gone. Nothing fantastic for size, only 3 in the slot but nice limits of 14-17 inchers and a ton of smaller fish. Once that muddy water gets blown out or clears up the bite is going to be crazy good!
    • eyeguy 54
      212 wondering the same thing maybe??      
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      Wow 212 views no response?
    • CigarGuy
      I got 4 nice ones last Friday in about 8' to 9' of water in a channel off Wakemup Bay .  It was the last hour of daylight.  Tried a couple times during the day Saturday and right before dark and struck out.