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Anyone can give me an idea of the "lay of the land" at the CC pits?????

I was out there today with the kids) and got a half dozen small gills & 3 smallish bass. All on waxies & green jigs. Fished 100 yards or so from the crick entrance (6' water) on the west end. Ventured around the point and fished just north of the big point (12' of water). Is there any deeper water out there?

Had the kids out the for an hour or so. Fun but looking for a little more for next time out.....

Thanks ..........physh

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20 yards or so right off the tip of the point is good. In these puddles you are not likely to do well in the 6 foot water thru the ice.look for that 12 to 16 foot stuff. Its there near that point more on the creek side, you may even want to slide back into that channel a ways to find some of it, but not very far.

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I'm still confused about the access to the CC pits I have seen shacks on the ice, but have never been able to tell where they were parked. The only place that I have ever felt comfortable parking is the dead end by Interlochen.

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Dan Thiem

Just drive through the neiborhood on the north side of the north pit. If you come into the neihborhood off the super slab (cty.22) make a left then it curves right. Keep going untill you run out of houses and the side roads are still unpaved. Follow them to the north east corner. Easy accses there. Kind of a ramp that leads out to the lake.

One word of caution, the gravel pit people will flip ya some words if they catch you on their road. Mentioning something about private property.

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Hey DT,

That's exactly where I parked on Saturday and was able to get right on the ice. The temperature was about -10 and as soon as I got set up the old blue gills started hitting. I fished for about 2 1/2 hours and kept 2 poles going steady. 41 sunfish and 1 descent crappie. Fishing just on the northeast side of the point in about 9 1/2 feet of water. Fish all over on the graph. Can't wait to head back out there. Is there any other spots where a guy might get some bigger sunnies or crappies out there? Had a great time. Maybe run into you out there sometime. Later.

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