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Ron Burgundy

Fishermans Inn?

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I might go there in the next 2 days. What's biting there and any ideas of what to use? After work, 3pm.

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Honestly Ron, I think that it might be a waste of time. I tried it last week and never marked a fish in 1.5 hours. Plus I drive by occasionally since its kinda on my way home and I haven't seen anyone out there. I'd either try the high banks or just above the (Contact Us Please), possibly to the left of the public ramp by the pondy, or the steps. I cannot speak on the thickness of the ice at any of those spots though, because I haven't fished them, but those are areas that have produced in the past.

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Never been to either of these places. Just fishermans once.

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Ron- The highbanks are about smack dab in the middle between the ponderosa campground, and Fisherman's Inn actually probably closer to the Ponderosa. The highbanks are a loooooooooong haul from either maybe half hour walk w/ shack? Too long for me anyway. But the other three places I mentioned are within 150 yds. of the public access by the ponderosa. To get to the ponderosa from Roch. take 52 to Co. Rd. 12 and then a left on I believe its Co. Road 27. and then follow the signs to Grandpa Eds. and you'll see the DNR access on your left. I've seen a map of the Zum on here before so I'm sure somebody will link to it, and that will help a bunch. Good luck!!

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Thanks

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The ice is driveable from grandpa eds out to the high banks area. The night bite out there on that lake is very tough though.

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Probably a little too early yet for the Fishermans bite. I spent a couple hours there Sun Am and only had a couple dink perch to show for it.

That spot can heat up when there is a little more current flowing past that point. It creates a bit of an eddy and that seems to bring in the pannies. with this wrm weather she might just be ready to heat up though...give it a couple more days and see what happens. Might be just right.

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I talked to a local to the lake on sat. he seemed to think with the way crappies where moving this week late and for shure next week the crappies should be moving up to fishermans area.

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The ice to the left of the pondy ramp was around 10 inches on Saturday. Didn't catch anything, but I didn't have any electronics either.

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