any input from anyone as to what to bring ? i want to rent the 6 man sleeper? what do u need , when should u go? how is lymans? do they take care off u? etc etc?? I know alot of questions but its the first time and i would like to hedge off any thing we can before we book!! thanxs folks!!!
I have a cabin there as well and fish it quite often.I'd shy away from Houghton Lake if you're taking young kids. The pan fish numbers are way down and the fishing is pretty slow in January. I have a cabin up there and spend a lot of time on the ice, so I'm speaking from quite a bit of experience.
Its mostly a dawn and dusk lake. You can catch small pike between sunrise and sunset, but the kids may get bored waiting.
It's been my experience that Lyman's exaggerates their ice thickness reports, so they may or may not exaggerate other things like how good the fishing is.