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Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« on: March 09, 2009, 12:27:55 AM »

Hey guys, I have 2 open weekends this coming spring and am looking to make a 4-5 day trip.The weekends are May 15th,16th and June 6th,7th.I live in Cleveland,Ohio and love bass fishing in the wolverine state...Ohio doesnt hold a candle(minus Erie).Have only fished Arcadia(once),Tippy(once),and St.Clair(twice).My boat is a 17' Bass Tracker with a 25hp.Merc.Somewhere with nice camping and great smallie and largie fishin.Also-if anyone ever needs a co-angler,feel free to drop me a line.Have never fished a tourney but would love to get involved.Thanks to all.  :)
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BigSmallie

Re: Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 08:34:46 AM »

Head to Alpena MI. and stay at Long Lake State Park.     You can fish both Long Lake & Grand Lake in Alpena for Smallies........then head to Fletcher Pond 20 miles West and fish for Largies.     All 3 lakes would be small enough for you to enjoy with the size of your boat.....unless the wind picks up!     Grand and Long lakes I believe are approximately 5,800 acres each and Fletcher Pond is around 8,000......so you won't get cramped up on the lakes!

The dates you listed would put you in prime pre-spawn and spawn times.

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Re: Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 11:29:49 AM »

if you end up in Alpena during the May 16 weekend, we will have to hook up.  I will be on Grand Lake with a group of buddies.

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Re: Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 02:52:43 PM »

brian, is that the trip you took last year? 

If so, I'd like to find out info on the place that you guys rented.

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Re: Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 03:13:10 PM »

Rick,
 
Yes, this was the lake we went to last year.

We rented a house from a couple.  I just called them a week ago to rent it again and as it turns out, they are now seperated and he is now living in the house.  He is going to get back with us to let us know if he can find another place to crash for a week when we come up but i am looking at other places.

there is a place up there that has 3 cabins that sleep 6 each right on the water.  we will probably book that place.  there are a few other places as well including a large lodge ( say that 3 times fast ) that is also right on the water.

McCarter himself :-\'
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Re: Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 08:30:00 PM »

McCarter wern't you the one complaining about the DK open being on your birthday and now you are going up north? Whats up with that LOL
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Re: Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 12:23:36 AM »

Thanks for the input fellers.Sounds like Ive got quite a hike ahead.Just lookin for some beautiful scenery and a few beautiful lakes loaded with smallies and largies for 4 days.Sounds like Long and Grand have plenty to offer.Seeing that my boat and motor arent the biggest,would those lakes be a good fit for me?Keep em comin guys!

BTW- C&R ONLY for me...
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Re: Ideas on a bassin vacation...
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 10:33:04 AM »

Yes.....all 3 lakes will work just fine with a boat your size......that's why I mentioned them.     However, having said that, if the wind blows 20 mph or higher......they can get real nasty!

I know several people with boats the same size as yours that have fished the lakes for years.

Long Lake has a lot of fish in it that can be caught all over the lake.......Grand Lake has the bigger fish.    Both fun and different from one another.    Fletcher Pond is shallow.....but wide open......so if you go for the Largies on Fletcher Pond.....make sure you pick a calm day!!!!    Lot's of stumps in Fletcher Pond so drive slow........but the largies are very big!!

If you get a nice day with calm winds.......you could also drive 12 miles South of Alpena and fish Hubbard Lake.  This is a much bigger and wider lake and is subject to wind.......but the smallies are very big.....with LOTS of them!!!!   

All 4 lakes are within 20 - 30 miles drive from Alpena.   

Without hesitation.......I can "guarantee"... that you WILL catch plenty of Smallies.      If you decide to fish this area send me an e-mail prior to coming up and I will get you pointed in the right direction so you won't be running all over the lakes looking for fish.......I'll get you right on them.

BS  ;)   
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