If you had one weekend to go where should that be.

Discussion in 'Icefishing LP inland lakes and rivers' started by klutzy207, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. klutzy207

    klutzy207

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    Me and a couple buddies take a trip every year somewhere in the state of Michigan for a quick get away ice fishing trip. If you had one weekend to go anywhere in the lower peninsula where would that be. Not looking for anyone's secret spot just looking to change it up and want to have a good trip. I'm very familiar with the Saginaw river but not to much the bay (Although we have machines now.) Last year we took a Hubbard lake trip, got skunked till about 1pm left and went to a smaller lake and got a nice limit of gills. Any info appreciated. PM's welcome. Tight lines everyone.
     
  2. spartannation

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    I would probably head to the Houghton/ Higgins area. Between those two you have gills, specks, perch, pike, walleye, rock bass and trout. St Helen, Grayling and Lake City as well as Reedsburg are short dtives.
     
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    Cadillac/Mitchell? Or even Hamlin in Ludington....lots of small lakes to fish as well near there....then there is always LBDN......Stay at SalMar Resort - they share info, have bait and know the area.
     
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    Houghton lake is fun took a trip up there last year. For never being there we had fun caught a pill of fish, take the tip ups with ya chasing flags will keep ya busy in between pan fishing. Had to move around a lot though to find a hole with no weeds in it but we caught some impressive gills out of there for a public lake. Ill prolly make the trip again this year. We stayed at better days cabin right on the water and about 100yards down from lymans drove the quads from cabin to bait store to fishing holes don't get much better then that. Tight lines
     
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  6. droptine989

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    Spend the weekend at whites beach in Standish. Walleye and perch out of the same holes. Plus the casino is right next door for after fishing activities lol.
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys.
     
  8. buggs

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    Still partial to Lk. St. Clair, myself, and I've "ice warriored" a lot of inland lakes!!!!!
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. A buddy and I were thinking of Higgins, lake Cadillac/Mitchell or Houghton for a weekend trip but we do not have ATV or snow machines. What would be our best bet if we are on foot? Thanks for any help


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  10. swampbuck

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    They are all doable on foot, no problem, lots of cottages for rent also.
     
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    I 2nd sall-mar the owners Ken and Kevin are great guys and know more about the bay then anyone I ever met up there. Love ice fishing eyes until dark then switch to burbot
     
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    Tippy Dam Pond.
     
  13. pryorhunt

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    Missaukee lake in Lake City, hands down. Very nice panfish, walleye, pike, bass, you can't beat it. And, there is a motel on the lake that has kitchenettes and you can drive right off the ice and right up to the back door of your room. Been there and had a great time. In fact, I WILL be going back, Lord willing!
     
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    Houghton/Higgins stories have always interested me, never had the chance to go. Fletcher's Flood waters isn't a bad place. Long and Grand of Alpena are not bad spots. Early ice on Tawas bay can produce a great mixed bag. Hubbard is humbling but can produce great numbers of walleye, especially first ice and it is central to many small lakes.
     
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    Catching a sturgeon on otsego lk. Is my goal right now.
     
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