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Coppertop

Battle Creek or Tanners Lake

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Coppertop

Anybody fishing these lakes? They are right by my work and would be easy to hit at lunch or after work. The only information I have is on summer fishing. Any ice fishing advice would be greatly appreciated.

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DooWap

They both kinda suck. Tanner's always has a lot of dirt bike or atv traffic on it. Battle Creek has the ablity to put out some hammerhandles and very small panfish. If I were you I'd drive a little further north and hit up WBL or Bald Eagle

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walleyecheeks

I would agree with DooWap. I know this weekend on Tanners there is a snowmobile races.

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TurnUpTheFishing

If I had to fish one of the two it would be Battle Creek. There are plenty of pike mostly smaller but it has put out a fair amount of 30"+ fish. Their is an aerator but it is marked very well.

Their is a good reason Tanners doesnt get much talk...It just doesnt seem to have any good fishing as far as size and numbers. They usually have a contest out there each year and from what Ive heard the "big" fish is usually pretty small.

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Coppertop

Cool, thanks for the advice guys. It was just appealing because it is so close to my work.

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fisherman-andy

You need to spend a considerable amount of time on both lakes to learn the fishing patterns. I've had pretty good luck on them over the past years but usually in the Spring & Fall only.

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bgreen82

it wouldnt hurt to go out to battle creek. there is about a 15 ft. hole near the middle. check the edges for 12-13 ft. areas and drop some tipups. i have seen some fairly nice northerns come up. if you like eating northern especially. you can definitely get some eaters.

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