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smurfy
15 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

I haven't been out for a bit. I've seen trucks on area lakes still today. A wheeler might be safer at the access soon.

That was my plan. Thanks.👍

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Kettle
3 hours ago, PRO-V said:

There are also springs in various places around the lake, mostly west of the bridge.

West of the bridge.... possibly where the best fishing is.... I'm not confirming or denying that statement 🤣

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3 hours ago, smurfy said:

On my way up wed morning. 

Bahaha I'm heading up Wednesday evening for 4 nights will report my findings as I plan to try out several lakes with the nephews and the lake they live on by Marcell

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5 minutes ago, Kettle said:

Bahaha I'm heading up Wednesday evening for 4 nights will report my findings as I plan to try out several lakes with the nephews and the lake they live on by Marcell

So kettle, you ever fish little ranier.??? I been told, well I've seen the fence that goes across the little place you dump a boat in. Heard it's been a crap show for years. 

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11 minutes ago, Kettle said:

West of the bridge.... possibly where the best fishing is.... I'm not confirming or denying that statement 🤣

West if the 169 bridge!!!datz alot of water.🤣

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We used the High Banks access the last few days.  A little soft, but they are working on it.  

 

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Kettle
14 hours ago, smurfy said:

So kettle, you ever fish little ranier.??? I been told, well I've seen the fence that goes across the little place you dump a boat in. Heard it's been a crap show for years. 

Have not fished there, there's so many lakes up there. Looking forward to June and taking the nephews into Kramer though.

Yes west of 169 on Pokegama is a lot of water 🤣

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Just read a Jeff sundin report he updated today. On winnie done resorts are only letting quests out, some are still allowing trucks but that's on a daily basis. Most if not all are strongly suggesting ATV.

 

Haven't seen anything about bowstring.

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smurfy
21 hours ago, Kettle said:

Have not fished there, there's so many lakes up there. Looking forward to June and taking the nephews into Kramer though.

Yes west of 169 on Pokegama is a lot of water 🤣

this Kramer lake is up 169 right?????

 

road trip to the northland tommorrow..........look out!!!!!!!1👍

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15 hours ago, smurfy said:

this Kramer lake is up 169 right?????

 

road trip to the northland tommorrow..........look out!!!!!!!1👍

Kramer is about 20 miles north of Grand Rapids on Hwy 38.

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well sure hope Kettle had better luck fishing then I did!!!!!!!! got up there wed mid morning, was surprised at the lack of snow. unloaded and hit the little crappie hole for the evening run and never marked a fish. by the time i got to thinking they might of moved shallower it was to late to move. mark it down as to old not thinking. 🙄 got 3 1/2 inches of snow overnite.

 

thursday morning i needed to get a few things done around the cabin, went out on the cabin lake, never marked a fish in the tried and true crappie hole. moved to shallower water.....24 ft other hole was 35 ft. never marked a fish.

 

friday  was a meet up dat on the west side of winnie for perch chasing.  after finding our nodaks where only letting guests out the destination was west winnie campground. well the ramp was piled up and noone had gone out. called beckers resort, they told us they have been using the campground even yesterday. yea NOT, with the new snow ya didnt have to be Columbo to see it wasnt used. we could see trucks out a ways too!!!!! well beckers said a big crack developed overnite with fishermen on the WRONG side of the crack. they where working on a bridge.....well this guy wasnt going there, so we hiked over to highbanks. they where letting trucks out, but no houses. was surprised how good the ice was went 6 miles out nuttin. then back in to 16 ft of water....got 1 perch. 🤧

 

so saturday the plan was to meet up with 3 more, desitnation, bowstring, there where a few small vehicles out, we took ATV,s from the access by geigers, long story short 2 different places no fish........called it an ice season by noon. went back to the cabin had a fire and drank beer!!!!!!!! 

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well sure hope Kettle had better luck fishing then I did!!!!!!!! got up there wed mid morning, was surprised at the lack of snow. unloaded and hit the little crappie hole for the evening run and never marked a fish. by the time i got to thinking they might of moved shallower it was to late to move. mark it down as to old not thinking. 🙄 got 3 1/2 inches of snow overnite.

 

thursday morning i needed to get a few things done around the cabin, went out on the cabin lake, never marked a fish in the tried and true crappie hole. moved to shallower water.....24 ft other hole was 35 ft. never marked a fish.

 

friday  was a meet up dat on the west side of winnie for perch chasing.  after finding our nodaks where only letting guests out the destination was west winnie campground. well the ramp was piled up and noone had gone out. called beckers resort, they told us they have been using the campground even yesterday. yea NOT, with the new snow ya didnt have to be Columbo to see it wasnt used. we could see trucks out a ways too!!!!! well beckers said a big crack developed overnite with fishermen on the WRONG side of the crack. they where working on a bridge.....well this guy wasnt going there, so we hiked over to highbanks. they where letting trucks out, but no houses. was surprised how good the ice was went 6 miles out nuttin. then back in to 16 ft of water....got 1 perch. 🤧

 

so saturday the plan was to meet up with 3 more, desitnation, bowstring, there where a few small vehicles out, we took ATV,s from the access by geigers, long story short 2 different places no fish........called it an ice season by noon. went back to the cabin had a fire and drank beer!!!!!!!! 

 

i forgot to mention we blamed it on the weather pattern, barametric pressure and the zeebs on winnie. i've heard this before but they claim since the zeebs have been in winnie, the perch seemedto have changed there late ice pattern.

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I caught a mix of sunfish, crappie and bass in 6-10 feet on Saturday. Not a ton but the fish were aggressive, tungsten glow jigs and waxies

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Mostly sand lake snot rockets and 2 from red lake 

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any reports on ice going away, especially on smaller lakes. giegers cam looks to me like there landing isnt just water on the ice anymore, and the narrows has open water.

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Apperantly an ATV went through the ice on Pokegama Lake off Kings landing the other day.

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On 3/25/2021 at 9:07 AM, PRO-V said:

Apperantly an ATV went through the ice on Pokegama Lake off Kings landing the other day.

Sad news but not surprising, ice is going fast! No snow left in the cities some decent sized bodies of water nearly completely open 

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I checked the geiger's and Williams narrows cams this morning. Not much has changed in the past 3 days.

 

I want to get back up there but really would want the cabin lake ice free first. This is really testing my patience 🙄🥴

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I'll be up next weekend seeing the family, I'll check out a few lakes and let you know 

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I'll be up next weekend seeing the family, I'll check out a few lakes and let you know 

That be great. 👍

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On 3/26/2021 at 12:25 PM, smurfy said:

I checked the geiger's and Williams narrows cams this morning. Not much has changed in the past 3 days.

 

I want to get back up there but really would want the cabin lake ice free first. This is really testing my patience 🙄🥴

🙄Again?:(:P According to over 30 years of records for our lake ice-out on a normal year is somewhere around 4/25 on average & for an early year the average is about 4/15. Some above normal temps, near 60*, predicted starting next weekend for nearly 10 days so we may even be on the front side of the early ice-out date a little.

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1 hour ago, gunner55 said:

🙄Again?:(:P According to over 30 years of records for our lake ice-out on a normal year is somewhere around 4/25 on average & for an early year the average is about 4/15. Some above normal temps, near 60*, predicted starting next weekend for nearly 10 days so we may even be on the front side of the early ice-out date a little.

🤣 yea my wife is driving me nutz and i am anxious to see the new hound and what it will do in the lake!!!!!!!! besides i got a pile of stuff to cross off my honey do list for up there!!!!!!!👍

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sheez.....its gonna MAKE ice tuesday and wednesday!!!!!!!!🥴🙄

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It will be making it from scratch maybe. 63 degrees and roaring south wind all day today.

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i,ve been keeping my eyeballs on the geigers and williams narrows cams......... there is still ice but it took a heck of a beating today!!!!!!!!!

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Lots of water moving through The Narrows with this wind today, almost whitecaps!😉

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25 minutes ago, gunner55 said:

Lots of water moving through The Narrows with this wind today, almost whitecaps!😉

Yea there are whitecaps in my bird bath 🤣🥴

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 giegers cam shows a pretty good patch of open water today!!!!!!!!!

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looking at the webcams, ice on bowstring and the narrows looks pretty sick this morning.

 

looked at this Modis and kinda hard to figure out why some of the bigger lakes are more ice free then the smaller ones???????🤔

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Bowstring Shores has an interesting view on their webcam .

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