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Spurzem Lake

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Anyone fish Spurzem Lake with in the Baker Park Reserve? I'm heading up to camp with the family for 10 days on Thursday and thought I may take a jaunt on over to fish it. From what I've read it seems like a pretty nice little lake. Just like to get some first hand accounts if possible.

Thanks.

Andy

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i've just fished it off the dock by the access..... we caught a couple bass, a pike, bullheads, nice sunnies, and saw a few gar swimming around...... it is a fun little lake....

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try independence for the best fishing in the area...... big bass, muskies, a smattering of walters.....

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I plan to hit Independence on a regular basis, but thought it would be nice to go try Spurzem as well.

I'll take tips for Independence as well if you have any.

Thanks.

Andy

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i'll let those more knowledgable take this one, as i haven't fished independence this year......

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I haven't fished Spurzem in a few years, but I remember it being O.K. No trophies in there, but some decent action. It's a nice get-away when Indy is whitecapped.

Good luck!

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I icefished it this year and found some crappies, it was frusturating cuz they wouldn't stop moving. They'd be on the sonar for 3 minutes, catch a few, then nothing. Not much to speak of for size, biggest I got was around 9", but it looks like there's alot of 'em. I did get a couple of real nice perch too, which really shocked me. If memory serves me right I got about a half dozen b/t 9 & 10".

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I heard this place was somebody's little gem for panfish, but I'd thought it was okay. Everybody has got their favorite spots I guess.

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