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There is group of us heading to the GR Area in Mid September. I have looked at most of the Web-site for the resorts North of Grand Rapids in and around Marcell. I have also looked at the DNR site on lake surveys and the lake maps and we are undecided which lake to pick. We are primariliy going to fish Walleyes but we wouldn;t mind fishing for some nice Bluegills or Crappies. Anyone want to suggest the best lake and resort?

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Cutfoot should be one of the hot lakes at that time of year. the eyes realy start to get active in cutfoot the perch are bunched up on the big lake and the pan fish are hungrey in little cutfoot and your only a twenty miniute drive to dozens of other lakes.

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Bowstring is also a good lake that time of year, excellent Crappie fishing. There is a exposed rock pile at one end of the lake that is really good to fish around for walleye. Resort we stayed at for years is Bowstring Shores. Good fishing where ever you end up.

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Both Cutfoot and Bowstring are good choices. Last year though Bowstring in September was very slow for walleye but the crappie bite was very good. If your mainly after walleye in the Marcell area also look at Sand and Jessie, both can be very good at times. Other than these lakes with resorts in the area and good walleye fishing it gets pretty tough. Good luck and enjoy the area!!!

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    • Brianf.
      Saw on MPR that this year had been even warmer than 2012.  If this weather pattern continues, Lake V will be ice out before the March 28th date from 2012. 
    • Dash 1
      Awesome fish. Way to go.
    • gimruis
      That is a true giant slab around here.
    • chucker1101
      I did a lot of crappie fishing in 2012.   I'd say April 1 is a conservative guess. March 25 seems doable. Depends on the rain and the wind in March. 
    • CigarGuy
      Do you park at The Landing or have someplace closer? That would be a hall from The Landing!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I hate to start this thread early, but this ice doesn't have much of a chance this season. It's about half as thick as it should be, there is no snow cover to protect it from the March sun, and it continues to be abnormally warm. Let's hear those ice-out predictions.   I expect the smaller bays to be open by the last weekend of March with the main lake soon after, likely prior to April 1st. Earliest ice-out on record is March 28th, 2012.   On the plus side, the spawn be done long before fishing opener. Combine the reduced walleye harvest with the longer growing season, and this should translate into a better walleye class for the lake.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I walked into my place late Friday night. It was beautiful - a full moon, no snow and single digits so the lake was making all kinds of noise, wolves howling, and the kicker.....no wind. The only difficult component to walking was the ATV and snowmobile impressions left in the ice. Every once in a while my foot would catch a rise in the ice and I would stumble and almost fall. Besides that, it was a perfect night. Unfortunately I had a schedule to keep, otherwise I would have started a midnight bonfire to stay out and enjoy the evening even longer.
    • Mike89
    • Kettle
      Maybe a replica but it's still swimming 
    • smurfy
      So is it going on the wall??
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