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Hello all. I moved to the st cloud area this summer and just bought my first portable shack and hand auger. I'm pretty excited to try some of the local lakes to try and catch a meal of fish.

I've heard people at work mention the spunk lakes being decent in the summer time. I was wondering if anyone has been out there in the last couple weeks? What are the ice conditions? Driveable? How is the panfish/walleye bite?

Thanks and good luck to those who help me out.

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AvonAngler

First off...welcome! Lots of good folks and info flying around here.

Upper is a bustling city right now. The ice is good and full size trucks are driving all over it. There is a good packed road right off of the boat ramp that heads out towards the grass island. The road splits and ends up in spots on the north side and south side of the grass island. I have a 2wd pickup and can get around fine on the roads out there, but there are some spots where the snow drifts could get you stuck if you venture off the roads too far. I've been hopping around out there for the last couple of weeks and have found some good spots where I've got some decent crappies. Check out a map of the lake on the DNR site and you'll see there is plenty of structure and depth changes that look like good spots for fish. I have also picked up a couple of walleyes out there, but it's been fairly slow for me for the eyes. Shoot me an email at bryanjbennatgmaildotcom if you might want to meet up out there. I plan on heading out again this coming weekend.

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