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LoneRanger

Lower Spunk and Ochotto Lake in Avon

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I found this little lake called Ochotto that is right by Lower Spunk in Avon. I fished Lower Spunk the weekend before last and caught some sunnies. I think the two lakes are supposed to be connected by a channel but Ochotto is much smaller than Lower Spunk (only 40 acres but 40 feet deep!). Anyone fished either?

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I beilieve Ochotto lake doesn't have a access but I may be wrong.You may have to get permission from someone who lives on the lake. I always have been intreiged by the look of this lake,always thought it would be a great bass lake.

Lower spunk is one of my go to lakes in the summer for bass. Personally I don't fish it alot in the winter but I know it has some decent crappies and I have caught a few bonus eyes in there while bass fishing in the summer.

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I have fished Ochotto a few times in the summer and have caught a few small crappies and bass. There is an access on the lake, but I am not sure if anyone uses it during the winter. There is a house right next to the access, but I am pretty sure it is public.

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Can anyopne tell me how tha crappies are biting in tha Avon area and what lakes for sure? I am taking my two cousins from Texas and they are thrilled to go. Thanks for any info. laugh.gif

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I have fished Lower Spunk a few times in the summer. I was jigging crappies in the early morning once and something huge hammered the jig. I was using 4 lb test mono and knew the fish was bigger than that. I fought it for 15 minutes before I saw the gold flash down about 6 feet. My heart raced as I thought I had a monster walleye. Another 10 minutes and my hopes were dashed as I landed a 23# CARP! It's the biggest carp I've ever caught and it was one heck of a good fight, but a monster walleye half that size would have been so much better.

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Ochotto has a public access on the south shore. At least that's what the DNR website shows. Their "status of the fishery" report from 2001 wasn't very impressive. It's a small lake and the size of the fish was not very good. Some decent crappies and a few nice northerns is all they got to go along with a lot of small sunnies and some smaller bass (none longer than 14").

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Ochotto lake has a public access by the park. Crappies are still bitting on Upper Spunk, stay away from the crowds and you will some.

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There are a few walleyes in Ochotto as well, but I wouldn't target them.

One summer while fishing for panfish I ended up catching a 4lb walleye... that was the last place I would have expected that!

As genofish said there is an access, you have to drive into the entrance to the park and then hook left... it's down below the hill.

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