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Bass Fishing => Bass Fishing Great Lakes => Topic started by: Frank on November 01, 2018, 06:13:39 PM

Title: when is the pond trip?
Post by: Frank on November 01, 2018, 06:13:39 PM
its about that time...  when shall we go?  Pick a Sunday
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Post by: 21XDC on November 01, 2018, 09:18:16 PM
The later it gets, The better the fishing.... Wind and direction decides the date.
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Post by: dartag on November 01, 2018, 09:39:35 PM
Bad news is I have to go to Florida until Nov 16th.     I could go any day after that if there is no ice.  Luckily my boat is happy inside a garage ready to go.  Hoping the Black Friday Bass Trip is going to happen if the lake is not froze.   Still have nightmares from the time we did that.
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Post by: mikesmiph on November 02, 2018, 11:54:13 AM
I'm good to go any Sunday. Maybe shoot for the 18th? Keeping our eye on the weather of course.
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Post by: detroit1 on November 02, 2018, 05:13:06 PM
You guys are hardcore...
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Post by: dartag on November 02, 2018, 06:38:06 PM
Hey Mike.   Put the Video up of Real Dummies Fishing the Hot Ponds.   That will make um shiver.
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Post by: mikesmiph on November 03, 2018, 10:27:46 AM
I can't get it to upload
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Post by: Jay-MadWags on November 05, 2018, 05:45:31 PM
I would like to go. I know some good areas and techniques in the hot pond. If anyone has an open seat I’d like to tag along as a non boater😊
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Post by: djkimmel on November 11, 2018, 03:49:47 PM
Always fun to get in a very cold winter fishing trip to the Hot Pond! Especially after everything is freezing up and you've given up all hope that any fishing won't be on hard water! Nice cabin fever breaker!
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Post by: dartag on November 11, 2018, 04:12:03 PM
How is the weather looking for next weekend.   82 here today.  Catching little bass but noting Photo Worthy. 
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Post by: 21XDC on November 11, 2018, 04:39:05 PM
Next Sat I'll be in Frankenmuth for our annual multi family affair.  I could go Sunday if the weather permits.
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Post by: djkimmel on November 11, 2018, 05:44:41 PM
No idea anymore how to tell what the weather is going to do. The 'weather' people don't know. Who else can we ask??

I look at several forecasts - which usually contradict each other. I guess what might actually happen. I plan to go somewhere and cross my fingers that their forecast erros don't lead to a day I regret going...
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Post by: 1BADAIR on November 12, 2018, 10:39:22 PM
I keep hearing about this place and still dont have a clue where it is lol
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Post by: 21XDC on November 13, 2018, 04:47:41 AM
I keep hearing about this place and still dont have a clue where it is lol


https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=927f5c38-a243-44ec-b58f-6cafb80cabc2&cp=41.880867~-83.356848&lvl=16&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027

It sure is muddy in this pic...  :-[
Title: Re: when is the pond trip?
Post by: dartag on November 13, 2018, 08:48:55 AM
Let me know what is going on for the weekend.   I get home from FLA Friday night.  Hope it is 85 and Sunny there like it is here.
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Post by: mikesmiph on November 16, 2018, 11:01:14 AM
I'm out. Gotta work.
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Post by: dartag on November 16, 2018, 11:45:37 AM
Thinking Bolles Harbor will be frozen over.  We know how that works. 
Title: Re: when is the pond trip?
Post by: Frank on November 17, 2018, 08:23:42 AM
can anyone find out if its frozen before we go
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Post by: 21XDC on November 17, 2018, 08:40:01 AM
I doubt it's frozen yet... Lakes around me are not. And Bolles  is SOUTH of me.  :)
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Post by: dartag on November 17, 2018, 11:31:54 AM
I am out for tomorrow.   Going to try and go Black Friday if the weather holds out.  the Walleye guys are still getting out so It must be open.
Title: Re: when is the pond trip?
Post by: mikesmiph on November 17, 2018, 11:01:28 PM
Black Friday I might be able to do.
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Post by: dartag on November 19, 2018, 06:33:01 AM
Did anyone go yesterday. 
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Post by: djkimmel on November 19, 2018, 11:18:53 PM
Couldn't go yesterday. Doesn't sound like anyone made it. But this coming Sunday might be doable if there's an open back seat...?? Not thinking sunny and 85 is going to happen but fishing could happen...

Saturday I will be watching a certain event from afar called The Game with my fingers crossed, toes uncrossed, one eye open and one eye closed hoping to see the team that played the previous few weekends make my winter a happy winter. I haven't fished in 4 days, and I'm already feeling it... We need a warm spell or thick ice soon... one or the other. (Go Blue!)
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Post by: djkimmel on December 01, 2018, 12:59:17 AM
Good thing no one contacted me about fishing... I wasn't in a mood to be around for several days... maybe next year.
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Post by: 21XDC on December 01, 2018, 08:31:55 AM
I hope everything is OK....
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Post by: dartag on December 01, 2018, 10:37:28 AM
Next year for me to.   Packing for a couple months in Fla today.   Mike will keep us up to date on what is going on in there.   Hope it picks up for ya Mike. 
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Post by: detroit1 on December 01, 2018, 10:49:44 PM
Have a good trip Steve, and thanks again for letting me be your co at Mad-Wags this year. Catch some fish for all of us...
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Post by: Hollada on December 02, 2018, 11:38:44 AM
I hope everything is OK....

Wolverines got spanked by Buckeyes.  Wolverine fans don’t deal well with that loss.......
Title: Re: when is the pond trip?
Post by: 21XDC on December 02, 2018, 04:15:02 PM
Next year for me to.   Packing for a couple months in Fla today.   Mike will keep us up to date on what is going on in there.   Hope it picks up for ya Mike.


I fished the hot pond today 3-4hrs with Mark Geoetch…… All we caught were carp and shad... Not one bass.
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Post by: dartag on December 02, 2018, 05:03:50 PM
Wonder if the Gill Net killed them all.   Sure are a lot of buoys on there this year.
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Post by: 21XDC on December 02, 2018, 06:16:56 PM
Yep... More than I have ever seen...  :'(
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Post by: djkimmel on December 07, 2018, 11:37:45 AM
That's not good to hear... the bass should be in there by now? I'd still go if I could sometime though it's more fun if some bass are biting.

Meanwhile, I'm grudgingly wishing for consistent cold weather so maybe I can at least go ice fishing on ice that stays solid when I walk on it...
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Post by: Firefighter Jeff on December 08, 2018, 07:08:16 PM
   Question...... who the heck is netting what in there ???????   
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Post by: dartag on December 08, 2018, 08:23:12 PM
There is a big barge / tank type boat with winches on it.  It is piled with gill nets.   Last year the barge had a lot of carp swimming in in.  They must harvest trash fish for sale.  There was 1 net full of very dead shad and other fish.   This year there were many floats with ropes attached.  Don't think they had nets attached.    Sadly we used to be able to sit right at the entrance and catch small to medium sized bass on crankbaits.  I think my best was 9 in 9 casts.  This year we never caught a bass only snagged the gizzard shad that live in there.

Mike may know more about it.
Title: Re: when is the pond trip?
Post by: 21XDC on December 08, 2018, 08:36:50 PM
Yes... They have permission to net the fish as they keep their boat on DTE property and dock. But I believe they are supposed to check the nets every couple days. They don't. They do throw back bass and other gamefish species.... Not always are they alive. I think that the carp/cats/sheephead etc crowd and smother the other fish and die. All of the marker buoys have nets attached.  >:(  Many more than in the past. They used to mostly net in Lake Erie outside of the hot pond. 

I have thought about turning them in for not checking nets since I fish there all winter... But who are they going to believe?
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Post by: dartag on December 08, 2018, 09:46:08 PM
Hopefully the fishing improves.  I do enjoy going to see the Eagles that live in there.   
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Post by: 21XDC on December 09, 2018, 06:11:00 AM
Me too... I have seen up to 75 Eagles in 1 day... Up to 25 in one tree.  Many are juveniles w/o the white head. 
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Post by: djkimmel on December 09, 2018, 12:08:04 PM
Sometimes, the only way to get something to happen is to report it. Doesn't always work. But doesn't always fail either. Better than not doing anything usually.
Title: Re: when is the pond trip?
Post by: Team houston on December 11, 2018, 01:13:32 PM
I am sure the news media would love a story of a bunch of dead game fish.
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Post by: dartag on December 11, 2018, 03:03:57 PM
Sadly to much press would probably lead to the closing of all fishing and boating in there.  Politics. 
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Post by: djkimmel on January 10, 2019, 11:20:17 PM
Not in a case like this. It would clearly be a commercial fishing violation. They can lose their license to fish.

As far as proof... Theu say a picture can be worth a 1,000 words... In this case, maybe a $1,000! Video.   Even better.
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Post by: 21XDC on January 11, 2019, 04:26:58 AM
My friend Steve has the video and is going to show the DNR at the show this weekend....
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Post by: mikesmiph on January 11, 2019, 07:08:38 AM
Please either have him stop by our booth, or let us know on here, what their reaction was.
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Post by: Hollada on January 11, 2019, 10:08:48 AM
Steve is fishing



In Florida
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Post by: dartag on January 11, 2019, 01:08:26 PM
Steve is fishing



In Florida


Different Steve I tink?   didn't take any video but wish I had taken photos of the dead fish in the net. 
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Post by: 21XDC on January 11, 2019, 04:41:22 PM
My friend Steve went last night to the show and showed the pics and videos.... They basically blew him off....


I'll explain more later.
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Post by: 21XDC on January 15, 2019, 05:02:04 AM
Well, My friends Steve and Brad fished the hot pond once again on Sunday.... Not a single bass. They looked into the fish netting company's floating fish barge again.... Lots of dead fish again. This time there was 4 dead cormorants and one 1/2 alive... So now we see they are killing wildlife...  ::)


Thanks to the DNR that wont go check, Even though they have seen pics and video with gps coordinates, Time stamps and the smoke stacks in the pics.   The DNR knows what is going on with proof!


Still they show no interest in even looking...  :'(
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Post by: dartag on January 15, 2019, 06:40:33 AM
 I would suggest contacting the TV stations in Detroit to see if they have interest.   Send the video with photos.   
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Post by: djkimmel on January 20, 2019, 05:13:39 PM
That's not a bad idea. Sometimes it helps to light a little fire somewhere that will get noticed. Can make things happen. Sometimes they need that little help to get going...