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Made it out on Bear lk (kalkaska co) this morning,there was 3" of diamond-ice . It was safe, but use your head! My 1st limit of trout for `04...Caught them all on minnows in 50+ fow. Cant wait to go again.

 

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I grew up not to far from there. Have you ever fished Starvation lake or Big Twin for browns?

The last time I fished Bear we did quite good also.

We have taken some real big browns out of starvation.

Nice catch, may have to take my boys up to the grandparents house this weekend for some fishing.

Bob
 

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Very cool. Good report, thanks!
 

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Good job and great report gary. Keep it up!

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Thanks guys, 1st-ice can be an action packed time. As for Starvation? Never iced fished `er... heard there could be some nice sized trout in there.Lets go.Now Big Twin? I`ve caught some dandy bellied-browns in the 4-7 lb class. Seems I catch the larger ones on tip-ups/big blues and small trebble`s. Give this a try @ B.Twin some early morning fishing trip. Just dont forget two things, after setting tipups(2 per person) get far away from them.And give me a shout! I`m close to `em.
 

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Wow....outstanding fish, I'd love to catch some trout like that thru the ice.
 

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great post Gary. I'm thinking of trying some trout fishing this winter. (first time) I think I'll set a tip-up away from me and the croud.
 

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Way to go grayrodbinder. I have fish Bear when my dad use to live around there, never got any browns, perch one day. I am going to Houghton lake Sat. If you are around there [ south DNR ramp] give me a shout on ch 7. cya.
 

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Not sure were SP-, but am planning on fishing this weekend. BB- you know i`ll be over your way .And thanks for the heads up. JP- mountainman caught a brown on his yesterday. Havent tried mine yet. This weekend for sure pal. See you on the ice.
 

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Is there a note I missed somewhere in the regs that says no more than 3 of salmon, brown, steelhead, laker in your 5 fish limit per day?
 

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Some bodies of water have exclusions to that general rule.
 

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Congrats Gary,

I spent a lot of time out on the lake when I was a kid. It's a lot of fun to catch those browns through the ice. :)
 

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Originally posted by garyrodbender
For the few who are unsure...
http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/fishing/lakeregs.htm
Bear lake is a type "b"... 5/3' meaning five 12" minimum with 3 no longer than 15". All 5 of mine were 13"-13
3/4"`s.
Learning something new every day. I try to go over everything in the hunting and fishing regs every year, and still miss stuff. Thanks for the info.
 
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